Regional Competitions

Each year, thousands of students compete at regional competitions that are organised and hosted by school boards, colleges, and training delivery agents across the province. These competitions provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate their talents in the skilled trades and technologies and to determine the strongest candidates who will go on to represent their institution at the Qualifying Competitions or the provincial Skills Ontario Competition.

If your institution hosts a regional event that you would like us to add to this page, please contact us by e-mail at

Note for 2020-21: Due to the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions are foregoing these events this year, therefore the list for 2021 is shorter than in previous years.


If a Regional Event Can Not be Hosted – Who do we Send to Provincials?

A list of suggestions has been compiled that may assist institutions this year in determining which students to send if a regional event can not be hosted. We want to provide as many opportunities for students as possible, as this year will still include medals, bursaries, monetary awards, scholarships, and possible job offers for some contests. As well as a possible chance to continue to the national level!

Even if a student may not have had as much practice as normal, we recommend that if an institution can still send a competitor, to still allow them to compete, as they will be able to have this on their resume, along with the experience, and the above possibilities!

Below are ideas and recommendations on how a competitor could possibly be forwarded to the provincial level:

  • Any medal winning competitors from the 2019/2020 regionals/provincials who are still eligible to compete, and still a student at the institution
  • Asking students who want to participate
    • do a lottery
    • have teachers hold a meeting to discuss which student is the top student to send
    • host an online theory test, highest mark
    • highest mark(s) in class/school/board
  • Hold cohort class regionals
  • Selecting from Co-op and/or OYAP students
  • If still able to host an in-person or virtual regional event




Elementary/Secondary Events

As Skills Ontario is made aware of the individual regional events, they will be added to these charts.

Institution   Location  
 Date  Link (if available)
Algoma District School Board       
Avon Maitland District School Board       
Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est de l'Ontario       
 Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Grandes Rivières      
District School Board of Niagara        TBA  TBA
District School Board Ontario North East       
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board       
Durham District School Board       
Grand Erie District School Board       
Greater Essex County District School Board       
Halton Catholic District School Board       
Halton District School Board       
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board       
 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board      
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board       
Huron Perth Catholic District School Board       
Kenora Catholic District School Board       
Lakehead Public Schools       
Limestone District School Board       
London District Catholic School Board       
Near North District School Board       
Niagara Catholic District School Board       
Ottawa Catholic School Board       
 Ottawa-Carleton District School Board      
Peel District School Board       
Rainbow District School Board       
 Rainy River District School Board      
 Renfrew County District School Board      
 Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board      
 Sudbury Catholic District School Board      
 Superior North Catholic District School Board      
 Superior-Greenstone District School Board      
Thames Valley District School Board       
Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board       
 Toronto Catholic District School Board      
Toronto District School Board       
Trillium Lakelands District School Board       
Upper Canada District School Board       
 Upper Grand District School Board      
Waterloo Catholic District School Board       
Waterloo Region District School Board       
Wellington Catholic District School Board       
 Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board      
 York Region District School Board      


Post-Secondary Events

As Skills Ontario is made aware of the individual regional events, they will be added to these charts.

Institution Location
Date Link (if available)
 Cambrian College      
 Centennial College      
 Conestoga College      
 Durham College      
Fleming College       
Georgian College       
 Humber College      
Loyalist College       
Mohawk College       
Seneca College       
St. Clair College