Skills Ontario Competition

Skills Ontario has made the difficult decision to host the 2022 Skills Ontario Competition in a remote, virtual format. After a great deal of deliberation with our stakeholders and audiences, it has been determined that this decision is what is safest and most accessible for the thousands of Ontarians we reach. Get all the details about the 2022 Virtual Skills Ontario Competition here!

This past fall, the prospect for an in-person Competition looked promising; we surveyed representatives in school boards, colleges, and union partners who send competitors and received a great deal of positive feedback pointing to a successful return to an in-person event. However, throughout this period, Skills Ontario kept in mind that circumstances could change and planned for a virtual/remote Competition. We again did a survey in early February with the same educational partners, and quickly learned that the probability of competitors and visitors attending in-person had dramatically dropped.

Despite recent positive developments on the pandemic front, there remain many uncertainties and barriers to an in-person event, both pandemic and otherwise. In light of best available information, current circumstances and input from our stakeholders, we do not believe it is possible to host a successful in-person event given many factors beyond our control. Therefore, we have made the decision to host the 2022 Skills Ontario Competition virtually/remotely, keeping in mind that the timing of this announcement will need to be in well advance of April to give reasonable time to our attendees and competitors to prepare for the event as needed. Contests will be running on April 19th to 29th, but the Competition event experience will be open to the public on vFairs on May 3rd, followed by the Closing Ceremony on May 4th.

The Skills Ontario Competition is the largest skilled trades and technologies competition in the country. The last in-person Competition hosted in 2019 attracted over 38,000 visitors. Prior to this, Skills Ontario successfully hosted the 2021 Skills Ontario Competition remotely.

Please note that the Qualifying Competitions (to be held by virtual submission April 1st), Young Women’s Conference and the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Student Conference (to be held May 3rd in conjunction with the Competition) and the Closing Ceremony (to be held May 4th) will be hosted virtually this year, as well. Also on May 3rd as part of the Competition, we are virtually hosting elementary workshops for grades 7 and 8.

We appreciate our advocates, participants, partners, and volunteers for their understanding during these extraordinary times. While we had hoped to be hosting an in-person Competition for 2022, we are looking forward to putting on a world class remote virtual Skills Ontario Competition and Career Exploration Showcase using the vFairs platform again this year.

If you have any questions, please email info@skillsontario.com. For latest developments, follow us on Twitter at @skillsontario.

 

This information guide will contain the information required to plan for the competition. Please review it carefully as there are many important changes for the 2022 competition.

This guide will be updated as new information/policies are implemented. Please see the changelog at the bottom of this page to view all of the changes that have been made to this guide.

Overview
Changes for 2022
Benefits to Competing
Contest List
Pin & Medal Contest
Registration
Event Format
Scopes
Student Preparation and Training Manual (PDF)
Important Dates
Safety
Competitor Eligibility
Competitor Rules and Regulations
Skills Canada National Competition & WorldSkills
Results
Changelog

 

                                                                       

Overview

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The Skills Ontario Competition offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate that they are the best of the best in their field. Over the two and a half days, they turn the heads of their educators, family, friends and prospective employers. Winners are awarded with Gold, Silver or Bronze medals - and some with monetary awards, too - and the opportunity to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition. From there, competitors could be headed to a WorldSkills Competition.

In addition to contests, the Skills Ontario Competition has a number of components, including: the Career Exploration Showcase, the Young Women's Conference, the First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Conference, and the Closing Ceremonies.

 

How it Works

Students who are interested in competing at the Skills Ontario Competition must follow certain steps to be able to participate:

1. Let your instructor know you're interested. They'll be able to pass along your request to your school board/college/training delivery agent's designated contact person who will then let you know the process specific to your institution.

Note: You can not register directly for the Skills Ontario Competition, it must be done through your institution's contact person. See the "Registration" section of this website for more information.

2. Regional/Institutional Competition. Some insitutions host their own internal competition to determine who will be selected to represent them, while some will allow competitors to move directly to the Qualifying or Provincial competition. Your instructor will let you know if there is a regional competition for your institution.

3. Register by entering your information and submitting your signed informed consent form. Students that have been selected to represent their institution, either through a regional competition or by direct entry, must register and submit their informed consent form to Skills Ontario. Your instructor or your institution's contact person will explain the steps to register yourself.

4. Qualifying Competition. Four secondary level contests (Carpentry, Culinary Arts, TV & Video Production, Welding) require students to participate in qualifying competitions that are held at 7 colleges across Ontario. Students will compete against the best students in their region to determine who will advance to the Provincial competition.

5. Provincial Competition. Students from across the province attend the Skills Ontario Competition at the Toronto Congress Centre.

6. National Competition. For certain contest (see the table in the "Contest List" section), the gold medal winners from the Provincial Competition will be invited to represent Ontario at the National level.

7. World Competition. Skills Canada leads a selection process to determine who will represent the country at the international level.

You can also refer to the flow chart here for more information.

 


Changes for 2022

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The following is a summary of the major changes to the Competition for this year. For more details about each of the points, please see the relevant section of this guide.

  • The Skills Ontario Competition will tentatively return as an in-person event this year after two years of virtual competitions. Students will compete at the Toronto Congress Centre, subject to change depending on health and safety guidelines
  • Qualifying competitions will return for 2022 as well at the Secondary level, taking place at 7 colleges across Ontario on Saturday, April 2nd.
  • Elementary Challenges are now considered official contests. As elementary contests are not offered at the National level, the gold medal winners will not advance.
  • International students are now eligible to participate in Elementary Contests as well as the Pin and Medal competition.
  • A lottery system will be implemented for registration. Contacts will be able to request spaces through an online form from December 6th to 10th, and a draw will be held to allocate the requested spaces randomly with priority being given to the first space of each board. Please see registration system for more details.
  • There will not be a spot for Robotics or IT Networking on Team Canada to be sent to WorldSkills 2022. This will possibly resume for WorldSkills 2024.
  • The Home Building contest is now a one day contest. It will remain a team of 4 event but with a smaller project incorporating home building principles that will take place on the Tuesday.
  • The Robotics and Control Systems contest has been replaced with a new Vex V5 Robotics (Team of 4) Secondary contest.
  • A Post-Secondary Fashion Design contest will be held on the Tuesday of competition in 2022. The winner of this contest, so long as they are WorldSkills age eligible, will continue to the national level to compete for a chance to continue to Worlds as part of Team Canada. The level of participation and feedback will determine if this contest at the Post-Secondary level will continue beyond 2022, as this contest is normally only held for Secondary.
  • A new contest, Cloud Computing, will debut at the 2022 competition for the Post-Secondary level. This contest continues to the national level, as well as Worlds. The winner of this contest, so long as they are WorldSkills age eligible, will continue to the national level to compete for a chance to compete at Worlds as part of Team Canada. This contest will remain beyond 2022.
  • Network Cabling Specialist, a former demonstration, will debut at the 2022 competition for the Post-Secondary level as an official contest.
  • Skills Canada National Competition - All Secondary National-level contests will be hosted virtually. Secondary competitors will NOT be travelling to Vancouver, and will participate in a similar manner to SCNC2021. Post-Secondary will continue in person in Vancouver, no change.

 


Benefits to Competing

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Did you know that there's an annual province-wide competition that celebrates secondary​
and post-secondary students who are the best in their skilled trade/technology field?​

Reasons to Compete

  • Chance to win a MEDAL! You could also be awarded with scholarships, bursaries, job offers and prizes!​
  • Compete against some of the best students from across the province​
  • Time spent practicing provides a higher level of competency, confidence, and leadership ​
  • Add participation/accomplishment to your resume and LinkedIn​
  • Learn about time and resource management and dealing with pressure and obstacles​
  • Develop your skills in communication, problem-solving, team-building, creativity & innovation, collaboration, adaptability, digital competency, reading, numeracy and writing​
  • Complete hands-on experiential projects aligned with curriculum and industry standards​
  • Network with other competitors, educators, professionals and potential employers​
  • Connection for media opportunities such as tv, articles, videos, podcasts, radio and more​
  • Potentially represent Team Ontario at the National Competition and Canada at WorldSkills​
  • Represent your institution proudly! Possibly be recognized by a banner in your school​
  • Teachers/advisors are recognized along with medal winners with a commemorative pin​

 

Hear What Teachers/Advisors Say About the Benefits of Competing ​

“Skills gives exposure to the possibilities of different career paths that are available that speak to the individual that they might not have been aware of. It also allows for them to take pride in skill sets that they have, just like they take pride in the ability to participate in a sport or a given art.”​

“Participating against your peers can show where your skill set is in relation to others.  The value this brings to the skilled trades is immense.  Getting more eyes and ears on the trades is the best way to promote them, through the future workforce in our students.”​

“Students get to test their skills acquired through the curriculum on industrial level assignments in industry environment using industry grade equipment and softwares. In addition, students practice many hours to prepare for Skills which enhances their hands-on skills. Lastly, students meet potential employers at the Skills events.”​

 

If you would like a printable brochure for your school, please click here.

 


Contest List

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Contests offered at the Skills Ontario Competition are designed to reflect a technical occupational path. The following is a summary list of the contests that will tentatively take place at the 2022 Skills Ontario Competition. For more information about the individual contests, please refer to their scope, or if it hasn't been posted yet, the past scope from the 2019 competition.

Note: E = Elementary level contests, S = Secondary level contest, PS = Post-Secondary level contest.

Contest
Sponsor

Provincial

Skills Ontario Competition

National

Skills Canada

WorldSkills Team Canada Selection Competitions (WSTC)

WorldSkills
2D Character Animation (Team of 2)   S S - -
3D Character Animation (Team of 2)    S  S - -
3D Digital Game Art    PS - PS  3D Digital Game Art (PS)
Aesthetics    S / PS - PS Beauty Therapy  (PS)
Aircraft Maintenance

Canadore College

Confederation College

Snap-on Tools

PS - PS Aircraft Maintenance (PS)
Architectural Technology and Design    S / PS  S / PS -  -
Automation and Control

Rockwell Automation

Magna International

OACETT

 PS - PS  Industrial Control (PS)
Auto Collision Repair

3M Canada

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

Mohawk College

Skills Compétences Canada Auto Collision Program

 S / PS  S PS  Autobody Repair (PS)
Auto Service Technology

Snap-on Tools

Mohawk College

Centennial College

Collège Boréal

Algonquin College

Fix Network

Collège La Cité

 S / PS  S PS  Automobile Technology (PS)
Auto Painting

 Fix Auto

Skills Compétences Canada Auto Collision Program

 S / PS  S PS  Car Painting (PS)
Baking

Confederation College

Georgian College

Niagara College 

 S / PS  S PS Confectioner/Pastry Cook (PS)
Brick Masonry

Conestoga College

 S / PS - PS  Bricklaying (PS)
Cabinetmaking

 Wood Manufacturing Council

 S / PS  S PS  Cabinetmaking (PS)
Carpentry - Individual

Canadore College

OCAS

Milwaukee Tool

CLAC

Fanshawe College

Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 27

Maple Reinders

 S / PS  S - Postponed to 2023 / PS - -
Carpentry - Team (Team of 2)  Fleming College  S  - -  -
Cloud Computing   PS - PS Cloud Computing
CNC Machining

Conestoga College

Humber College

Centennial College

HAAS Factory Outlet - A Division of Sirco Machinery Co. Ltd.

 PS

Lathe/Mill Combined Contest

-

Lathe Contest (PS)

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Mill Contest (PS)

Lathe Contest (PS)

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Mill Contest (PS)

CNC Woodworking    S  - -  -
Coding    S / PS  - - -
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

 OACETT

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

 S / PS  - - -
DEMO - Concrete Finishing    PS  - - -
Culinary Arts

OCAS

Fanshawe College

 S / PS  S PS Cooking  (PS)
Electrical Installations

 IBEW Local 353

Collège La Cité

 S / PS  S - Postponed to 2023 PS  Electrical Installations (PS)
Electronics  Seneca College  S / PS  S / PS -  -
Fashion Design St. Clair College   S / PS  S PS  Fashion Technology (PS)
Floristry    S  - -  
Georgraphic Information Systems (GIS) - (Team of 2)    S - -  
Graphic Design - Presentation    S  - -  
Graphic Design - Studio Production  Centennial College  S / PS  S PS  Graphic Design Technology (PS)
Hairstyling    S / PS  S PS  Hairdressing (PS)
Heating Systems Technician  Cambrian College  S / PS  - - -
Heavy Equipment Service

 Vale

Centennial College

S - Postponed to 2023

/ PS

- PS  Heavy Vehicle Technology (PS)
Home and Team Building (Team of 4) - One day contest

 

 S  - -  -
Horticulture and Landscape (Team of 2)    S / PS - PS Landscape Gardening (PS)
Industrial Mechanic Millwright

Linamar Corporation

Vale

Sheridan College

Northern College

 PS - PS  Industrial Mechanic Millwright (PS)
IT Network Systems Administration

 Cambrian College

Durham College

 S / PS  S / PS - N/A fo 2022
IT Office Software Applications    S / PS  S / PS - -
Job Interview    S  S -  -
Job Skill Demonstration    S  S -  -
DEMO - Live Line Forestry    PS  - -  -
Landscape Design   S / PS  - -  -
Mechanical CAD

 Centennial College

 S / PS  S PS  Mechanical Engineering CAD (PS)
Mechatronics (Team of 2)

 Magna International

Centennial College

 PS  - PS  Mechatronics (PS)
Metal Fabricator Fitter

 CISC

Miller

 PS  - -  -
Mobile Crane Operator  OETIO  PS  - -  -
Network Cabling Specialist   PS - Postponed to 2023  - -  -
Outdoor Powered Equipment    S / PS  S - Postponed to 2023 / PS -  -
Photography Durham College  S / PS  S / PS -  -
Pin & Medal Design    S / PS  - -  -
Plumbing

 UA Canada

Milwaukee Tool

CLAC

 S / PS - PS  Plumbing and Heating (PS)
Powerline Technician (Team of 2)    PS  - -  -
Precision Machining

 Seneca College

Linamar Corporation

Sheridan College 

Georgian College

Confederation College

Haas Factory Outlet - A Division of Sirco Machinery Company Ltd.

 S / PS  S / PS -  -
Prepared Speech    S  S -  -
Refrigeration

Naylor Building Partnerships

Centennial College

 S / PS - PS  Refrigeration and Air Condition (PS)
Restaurant Service   S / PS  - - -
Robotics (Team of 4) St. Clair College  S  S (Team of 2 only) -  -
Sheet Metal    PS  PS -  -
DEMO - Sprinkler Fitter  UA Canada  PS  PS -  -
Steamfitting/Pipefitting

UA Canada

Ontario Power Generation

 PS  PS -  -
Truck and Coach    PS  - -  -
TV and Video Production (Team of 2) Soundevents  S  S -  -
VEX V5 Robotics (Team of 4)   S  S -  -
Web Design and Development    S / PS  S PS  Web Technologies (PS)
Welding

Humber College

Ontario Power Generation

Northern College

Niagara College

Miller

Astron Metals

 S / PS  S PS  Welding (PS)
Workplace Safety

COCA

3M Canada

 S  S -  -
Character Animation (Team of 4)    E - 4-6 / 7-8  - -  -
Construction (Team of 4)    E - 7-8  - -  -
Green Energy (Team of 4)  Ontario Power Generation  E - 7-8  - -  -
LEGO Mechanical Engineering (Team of 4)    E - 4-6 / 7-8  - -  -
LEGO Robotics (Team of 4)    E - 4-6 / 7-8  - -  -
Technology (Teams of 4)   E - 4-6 / 7-8  - -  -
TV Video Production - Individual    E - 7-8  - -  -
VEX Robotics (Team of 4)    E - 4-6 / 7-8  - -  -
Workplace Safety (Team of 2)    E - 7-8  - -  -

 


Registration

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Registering Additional Spaces – All contests (Elementary, Qualifying, Provincial Secondary and Post-Secondary)

Registration normally consists of a limit of:
- Elementary/ Secondary: 1 space per contest per board
- Post-Secondary: 2 per contest

We anticipate that some institutions will not be able to participate virtually due to internal policies for this academic year. To ensure a healthy level of competition for each contest and to provide the maximum number of opportunities for students across the province, Skills Ontario is lifting the registration limits for 2022.

Starting on March 8th at 9am, you’ll be able to register for an ‘unlimited’ number of spaces. A first-come-first-served policy will be in place for these additional spaces, with the caveat that priority will be given to institutions with the lowest number of approved spaces.  

Example: if an institution currently has 1 space in a contest, and requests 3 additional spaces at 9:01, and institution B has 0 spaces in a contest and requests 3 spaces at 9:02am, then priority will be given to Board B’s first space so that they are represented in the contest. Then Board A’s second space will be approved as it was requested first, followed by Board B’s second space, and so on, until the contest maximum is reached.  This is to ensure that each institution’s students have an equal chance and representation of participating in the competition. 

It is important to note that each contest has a maximum number of competitors that can be approved due to space limitations, available equipment, materials and quantity of judges. There is no guarantee that additional spaces will be approved due to these limits, but if there is room, Skills Ontario wants to ensure we can offer as many opportunities as possible.

Waitlists and Additional Space Approval

This will start to occur March 10th. While we hope to have all waitlisted and additional spaces offered on the 10th before March break, if we can not accomplish them all on the 10th we will continue to offer spaces on the 11th.

Registration Fees

For the 2022 competition year only, Skills Ontario will be reducing registration fees as school boards will be using this cost difference to cover costs of consumable materials/shipping for all Qualifying contests. Each scope and project has been designed with in this dollar amount. We have worked with our Technical Chairs to reduce the costs of these materials as much as possible, with the goal of keeping the total cost at or below the difference in normal registration fees. Projects have been designed around this.

Cancellation Fee

Skills Ontario understands that as changes are occurring quickly with the difficult decision to move to a remote virtual format (some post-secondary contests staying in person in the GTA area) and we are in circumstances beyond all of our control, we will be waiving the “no-penalty cancellation fee” again for 2022. We hope that this will ease the pressure in decision making for the March 9th space cancellation deadline. We are unable to push this date further out again, as since the following week is March break would mean we would have to push it to at least March 23rd. That is too far away for planning purposes, such as shipping, kits, volunteer recruitment based on competitor numbers and more.

We STRONGLY urge that if you are certain you will not use the spots, to please cancel them. As there are competitors/ teams on waitlists, as well as the waived rule of only 1 per contest for Elementary/ Secondary, and 2 per post-secondary institution for 2022 (to register for more spaces opens March 8th at 9:00am, first come first serve). The goal is to allow as many students as many opportunities as possible. If you hold a spot for too long and then cancel, it is likely taking a spot away from another competitor

 


 

  • Each school board, college, or training delivery agent has one contact person ("registration contact") who requests spaces for their institution and manages student registrations. Parents, teachers, or students who are interested in participating must express their interest to this contact person - they can not register themselves for the competition. If you do not know this person, please contact competitions@skillsontario.com.
  • Registration contacts can request spaces for the competition in early December. The spaces are either approved or waitlisted in mid to late December.
  • For approved spaces, students may begin submitting their information and informed consent forms in early January. Waitlisted spaces will be offered to registration contacts as they become available from cancellations.
  • Spaces are free to cancel until the cancellation deadline, usually late-February/early-March. After this, the full fee must be paid as a space has tentatively been taken away from someone on the waitlist, as at that point, they may no longer be able to compete or have had enough notice to be able to practice. This is the same for if a space is registered and never cancelled, but the student does not show/participate in the actual event. The full registration fee will still be invoiced forthat held space.
  • After the competition, institutions are invoiced the fees for their participation.

New for 2022: Over the past several years, contests have begun filling up faster and faster, with some contests maximums reached after only 2 minutes of registration opening. As a result, those who are unfamiliar with Skills Ontario registration site are unable to navigate it as quickly for the first-come-first-serve system. In addition, a minor issue (ex. internet issues) can sometimes lead to being waitlisted for all spaces, which is fundamentally unfair to the students at those boards.

For a level playing field across the province, Skills Ontario will be implementing a lottery system. From December 6th to the 10th, registration contacts will now be asked to complete an online form through the Skills Ontario website to indicate which contests they would like to participate in. Previously, registration contacts would need to register spaces directly on the registration site. The following week, a draw will take place to allocate spaces randomly amongst boards, with priority given to first spaces. Any registration requests that come in after the 10th will be allocated as usual on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

Fees

The competition registration fee covers less than approximately 4.5% of the total cost per student to run each contest. Skills Ontario acknowledges the contributions of our sponsors and partners who help us provide these opportunities for our youth.

The institution who registered the spaces will be invoiced following the competition.

Category
Level
Registration Fee*** Payment Policy & Cancellation Fees
 Qualifying  Secondary $115 / $25*  

 Skills Ontario Competition    

Secondary / Post-Secondary

________________

Elementary

$200

 

_____________________

$115 / $25**

Spaces cancelled after February 25th, 2022 will be charged the full registration fee as it potentially takes a space away that could be used by another student.

If a space is required to be cancelled due to the local Health Unit stating no travel due to COVID, those will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Fees for cancelled spaces are not transferable to new spaces.

Affiliation

Elementary / Secondary

________________

Post-Secondary

N/A for 2022

_____________________

N/A for 2022

 
Waitlisted Spaces Elementary, Secondary, Post-Secondary $0 School boards/colleges/training delivery agents will not be invoiced for waitlisted spaces.  When a waitlisted space becomes accepted, the school board/college/training delivery agent will then be invoiced.

* Registration fees for Qualifying contests that take place in-person or require materials to be shipped out to students will be $115. For contests that take place virtually and require no materials, the fee will be $25 per student.
** Registration fees for Elementary contests will be $115 for any contest that requires materials to be shipped to schools. For contests that do not require shipping, the fee will be $25 per student.

 


 

Event Format

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Summary

Competitors are to follow the scope for the details of the contest being virtual for 2022. Almost all contests are on a live video call where judging will occur and be accompanied by virtual submissions of pictures of their project for final judging. Some contests are by submission only. These submissions will be submitted directly to the Skills Ontario website. Information on how to submit, is outlined in the Online Submissions section in the scopes. This includes the mandatory Competitor Safety Checklist (which can be found with the virtual scopes).

Details such as links to join the virtual calls for the contest and other information, will be emailed to competitors.

 

Video Call Testing, IT, and Technical Difficulties

There will be an opportunity ahead of the contest dates, for competitors to log in and test their devices, cameras and mics (a device to access the video call, mic and camera are mandatory to compete on live video call contests). This will be communicated with competitors/ registration contacts via email ahead of their contest date, as to the dates and times for testing. This is highly recommended to make sure that the competitor is ready for the morning of their contest to access the video call.

If there are technical difficulties on the morning of the contests and can not login, you must email competitions@skillsontario.com no later then 9:15am.

Accompanying the login link and information for the contest that the competitor will receive, will also be information on accessing an IT hotline for if there are any difficulties logging in the morning of the contest. It is HIGHLY recommended, to login in EARLY, as well as to use the test link provided in the email communication to test before the day of the contest to make sure your device, camera and mic are working properly.

 

Digital Technology for Contest

Every competitor must have access to a camera, mic and device to access a video call contest. The only exception is if it is a team contest (ie Team of 2, Team of 4). If it is a team contest, then all competitors from that team can be on the same device for the video call.

If individual competitors are competing from the same room/cohort, they must still have an individual device, camera and mic.

The below are the mandatory requirements for live video calls. Only a few contests are NOT on a live video call. These will be noted in Online Submission section of the scope. Competitors are allowed to use what ever device(s) they wish to use that are available to them.

  • Stable Internet connection
  • Device to connect to a video call from a link that will be provided
  • Camera for video call
  • Microphone for video call. This can built into a device, or headphones of any kind.
  • Speakers (likely built into the device or from headphones)

Examples:

  • Laptop with built in camera, microphone (or headphones), and speakers
    • Tip: plug into a large screen tv or smart board for a bigger picture
  • Go Pro connected to a laptop with microphone and speakers
  • iPad, mobile device. These are HIGHLY not recommended for several reasons.
    • Difficult to prop up against something if it is required to be constantly moved (unless there is a stand)
    • Not able to see more then 4 other cameras at a time on the call
    • Some mobile devices have limited features on video call platforms and could limit access for a competitor. It is HIGHLY recommended to test the device a competitor wishes to use, on the IT testing dates and times that will be communicated wit the competitors ahead of their contest date.

For some contests, it is likely that the camera may need to be adjusted through out the day for different sections in the agenda or for close ups of the project during judging. Be prepared that if a competitor’s hands may be dirty during competition, to have a plan in place ahead of time for if the camera is required to be adjusted. It is up to the owner who the device belongs to, on what the plan would be.

Examples:

  • Hand wipes at the ready or sink, water and soap
  • Disinfecting the device ahead of time (ie Culinary, Baking, Hairstyling and/or Aesthetics)
  • Towels/gloves to touch the device
  •  Is it OK to touch the device with dirty hands and clean after?
  • The supervisor/teacher/parent/guardian, if applicable, to move the camera for the competitor

 

Video Call Platform and Privacy

During the fall survey it was determine that almost all institutions use Google, which will be the platform used to host the live contests again.

Skills Ontario will arrange the video call and communicate the links and details with competitors prior to their contest date via email. Please note, you do not need an account to participate in a this video meeting from a computer. As an attendee you will need to click on the meeting link provided to you by Skills Ontario and ask to join the meeting. The Skills Ontario moderator will grant you access to the meeting at the start time.  

These are “closed” video calls and the following people are the only ones who will be in attendance during the contest:

  • Competitors and their supervisors/teacher/parent (if applicable)
    • NOTE: if there are other students in the room while the competitor is competing, Skills Ontario has no objections to this, and encourages it, as the other students would “act as the spectators” as if the competitor were in person at the Toronto Congress Centre. It must be noted however, that if they are in the frame of the camera, that they will be seen by others on the same video call, and if there are any small snip its of video recording or screen shots. NOTE: There will not be a full day recording of each contests like in 2021.
    • If they are to be in the same room as the competitor on the day they are competing, please be aware of your own internal privacy policies, and if those students are allowed to be on picture/camera. For competitors, this is already covered, same as in previous years, through the informed consent form.
  • Technical Chairs and Judges
  • Skills Ontario staff
  • IT

The day of each contest, Skills Ontario is the ONLY one to be taking short snip-it recordings and/or screen shots. All those on the call will be asked to refrain from taking any pictures, screen shots and/or recordings that day. This is because other competitors may not wish to be recorded or have their picture taken, that could be used to display to the public. The recording and any screen shots that Skills Ontario takes of the contest, they will remove any competitors who make note of this from their informed contest form. The short snip-it recordings are going to be used for:

  • To be made into a video montage for the Closing Ceremonies and to advertise the competition as in previous years. To showcase the competitors, with their skills and talents, to highlight the accomplishments during a time of celebration and to deliver an “as close to normal as possible” feeling of what the competition is really like in previous years!

The montage or screen shots will be edited for any competitor who made note from their informed consent form to not be included in any recordings and/or pictures, will be blurred or blacked out, so not to be shown in social media in any screen shots and/or the Virtual Skills Ontario Closing Ceremonies, and/or Competitions and Career Exploration Showcase.

Everyone is requested, that if they wish to have any screen shots or recordings from their contest, to take these during the Closing Ceremonies May 4th or contact competitions@skillsontario.com

 


Scopes

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Update 2022-01-24 - The Skills Ontario Competition Technical Committees are made of industry and academic professionals. The contest scopes are created based on the knowledge and expertise of these professionals, curriculum, industry standards and the projects from the national level. Although nearly finished, due to the recent labour action at Ontario Colleges, Skills Ontario may be unable to complete all scopes by the anticipated date of the end of January to be on our website. The finalized scope where this notice is posted will be released shortly once everything has been resolved. Please review previous year’s contest scopes and projects (which can be found in the tables below) for practice of the Skills Ontario Competition and/or Qualifying Competition in the interim. Finalized scopes for this year will be posted to the website as soon as possible.

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Contest scopes are provided to give teachers and competitors an outline of what each specific contest entails. All scopes for the current competition year should be posted before the end of January, but if the scope you are looking for is not posted yet, you may review past scopes as a starting point to give you an idea of what is involved.

Scopes are the main resource required to prepare for your contest, so it is very important that you review your contest scope carefully in advance of the competition. The scope contains all of the information that a competitor needs to know to have a successful and safe competition.

Scopes summarize each contest and specify the following information:

  • purpose of the contest
  • skills and knowledge to be tested & judging criteria
  • materials the competitor must supply & materials that Skills Ontario will supply
  • safety requirements
  • date, duration and timing of contest
  • level of contest and its technical committee members
  • any additional subject matter the competitor should review

If a scope’s instructions are not followed, appropriate deductions will occur to the judging criteria for the competitor/team at the discretion of the Technical Chair/Committee.

Changes may occur in the scopes up until two (2) weeks prior to the competition. It is the responsibility of the competitor and advisor to ensure they have the most up to date version. The dates of postings will be reflected with the scopes on the website.

Software

It is imperative that students/advisors read the scopes thoroughly and make note of any software requirements. For some contests, Skills Ontario will provide software/licenses to use during the competition (through links to download). For others, competitors/schools will be required to provide them, however all software used will be industry standards and widely available, and in most cases most commonly used in educational institutions.

Student Preparation and Training Manual

Skills Ontario has created a Competitor Preparation and Training Manual to help assist competitors and their advisors in preparing for the Skills Ontario Competition. You can view this manual by clicking here.

Elementary

All Elementary contests will be happening virtually for 2022. All deadlines and submission requirements for the Elementary Contests will be due to Skills Ontario by Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 4PM. Skills Ontario has increased our number of competitors for the 2022 online competition season. To accommodate the additional competitors an earlier submission deadline is in place to allow for more deliberation time. Thank you for your understanding. We are grateful to our volunteers and to be able to accommodate more student teams!
 
Best of luck to all competitors in 2022! If you have any questions or require more information please email the Elementary Contest Coordinator, Kate Belair (kbelair@skilllsontario.com).

Contest
Document(s) Last Updated Past Scopes Event Format
Character Animation (4-6 / 7-8)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-01-31

2019 Scope

Online Submission
Construction (7-8)

2022 Virtual Scope

Sample Drawing 1

Sample Drawing 2

Sample Drawing 3

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-02

2019 Scope

 Online Submission
Green Energy (7-8)

2022 Virtual Scope

Airbox Assembly Instructions

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-04-18

2021 Scope

Online Submission
LEGO Mechanical Engineering (4-6 / 7-8)

2022 Virtual Scope (4-6 / 7-8)

Challenge 2022 (4-6 / 7-8)

Elevator - Judging Criteria (4-6 / 7-8)

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-04-18

2021 Scope

 Online Submission
LEGO Robotics (4-6 / 7-8)

2022 Virtual Scope

Challenge

Student Examples from 2021

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-02 

2021 Scope

 

Online Submission

Live Call for Judging (By appointment)

Technology (4-6 / 7-8)

 2022 Virtual Scope - Grades 4-6

Consumables List - 4-6

Sample Challenge - 4-6

Challenge 2022 - 4-6

Evaluation 2022 - 4-6

2022 Virtual Scope - Grades 7-8

Consumables List - 7-8

Mandatory Safety Checklist

Questions and Answers

2022-03-21

2021 Scope - Grades 4-6

2021 Scope - Grades 7-8

Online Submission 
TV & Video Production (7-8)

2022 Virtual Scope

2022 Design Brief

2022 Evaluation

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-21

2021 Scope

Online Submission 
VEX Robotics (4-6 / 7-8)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-02-02

2021 Scope

Online Submission 
Workplace Safety (7-8)

2022 Scope

Activity 3 - Identify the Hazard Instructions

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-21

2021 Scope

Online Submission 

 

Secondary/Post-Secondary

Contests with an asterisk (*) beside the name require students to first participate in a Qualifying Competition.  The qualifying level of these competitions has a different scope that you will need to review.

Note: Contest scopes can not be posted until the National-level scope is posted by Skills Canada. If your contest scope has not been posted by the end of January, it is likely that the National-level scope has not yet been made public.

Contest
S - Secondary
PS - Post-Secondary

Document(s) Last Updated Past Scopes Contest Date Supervision
Event Format
2D Character Animation (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-22

2021 Scope

Orientation:

Tuesday, April 19th

10am - 11am

Recommended

Live Orientation (1 hour)

Online Submission

 

3D Character Animation (S)

2022 Virtual Scope 

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-08

2021 Scope

 

Orientation:

Tuesday, April 19th

9am - 10am
Recommended

Live Orientation (1 hour)

Online Submission 
3D Digital Game Art (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-07

2021 Scope

Thursday, April 28th  Recommended

Live Orientation (1 hour)

Online Submission 
Aesthetics (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (S)

2022 Virtual Scope (PS)

Nail Art (PS)

Manicure Consultation Form (PS)

Skin Care Consultation Chart (PS)

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-04-18

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

 Wednesday, April 27th Highly Recommended

 Live Call

Online Submission

(Post-Secondary)

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Online Submission

(Secondary)

Aircraft Maintenance (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-27

2021 Scope

Wednesday, April 20th Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Project Mail-in

Architectural Technology and Design (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-06

2021 Scope

 Wednesday, April 20th Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Auto Collision Repair (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Sectioning Project Drawing 1

Sectioning Project Drawing 2

Measuring and Damage Analysis Supervisor Checklist

Plastic Repair Supervisor Sheet

Structural Panel Sectioning Project Supervisior Checklist Sheet

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-05

2021 Scope

Friday, April 29th  Mandatory

Live Call

Online Submission

 
Auto Painting (S/PS)

 2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-04

2021 Scope (S)

Tuesday, April 26th  Mandatory

Live Call

Online Submission

 
Auto Service Technology (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (S)

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-30

2021 Scope

Wednesday, April 27th (Post-Secondary)

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Thursday, April 28th (Secondary)

Highly Recommended

In-Person - Centennial College, Ashtonbee Campus

(Post-Secondary)

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Live Call

Online Submission

(Secondary)

Automation and Control (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-04

2021 Scope

Friday, April 22nd Highly Recommended

 Live Call

Online Submission

Project Mail-in

Baking (S/PS)

Post-Secondary:

2022 Virtual Scope (PS)

Photos/Videos for Online Submission (PS)

Common Table Ingredients

Mandatory Safety Checklist

Secondary:

2022 Virtual Scope (S)

Photos/Videos for Online Submission (S)

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-04-20

2021 Scope (S)

2021 Scope (PS)

Submission Date:

Tuesday, April 26th

Highly Recommended  Online Submission
Brick Masonry (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Drawing (Post-Secondary)

Drawing (Secondary)

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-30

2021 Scope

Monday, April 25th Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Cabinetmaking (S/PS)

 2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-04

2021 Scope

Tuesday, April 19th (Secondary)

Tuesday, April 26th

(Post-Secondary)

Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Project Mail-in

Carpentry - Individual* (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (S) *** This is the Provincial scope. Secondary competitors must first complete the Qualifying contest scope.

2022-03-10

2021 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

Wednesday, April 27th (Post-Secondary)

 

Thursday, April 28th (Secondary)

Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Carpentry - Team (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Project

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-22 2019 Scope

Submission:

Monday, April 25th 

Highly Recommended Online Submission
 Cloud Computing (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-04-14  N/A    Recommended Online Submission
CNC Machining (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-04

2021 Scope

Monday, April 25th  Mandatory

Live Call

Online Submission

Project Mail-in

CNC Woodworking (S)  2022 Virtual Scope 2022-03-14

2021 Scope

  N/A Online Submission 
Coding (S/PS)

 2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-06

2021 Scope

 Thursday, April 28th Recommended

 Live Call

Online Submission

Computer Aided Manufacturing (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-05

2021 Scope

Thursday, April 28th Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

 
Culinary Arts* (S/PS)

Secondary:

2022 Virtual Scope *** This is the Provincial scope. Secondary competitors must first complete the Qualifying contest scope.

Common Table Items

Test Project

Menu Template Requirements

Menu Template

Appendix 1: Workstation Submission Form

Appendix 2: Mise en Place (MEP) & Food Storage Submission Form

Appendix 3: Vegetable Competencies Submission Form

Appendix 4: Chicken Stock Competencies Form

Appendix 5: Two Course Menu Submission Form

 Mandatory Safety Checklist

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Post-Secondary:

2022 Virtual Scope (PS)

Common Table Items (PS)

Test Project (PS)

Menu Template Requirements

Menu Template - Bouchée Platter (PS)

Menu Template – Dessert Planning (PS)

Menu Template – Two Course Menu (PS)

Appendix #1 Workstation Submission Form

Appendix #2– Mise en Place (MEP) & Food Storage Submission Form

Appendix #3– Vegetable Competencies Submission Form

Appendix #4 – Bouchée Platter Submission Form

Appendix #5 – Two Course Menu Submission Form

2022-03-24

2021 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

Submission Date:

Tuesday, April 26th

Highly Recommended

Online Submission
Electrical Installations (S/PS)

2022 Scope (PS)

 Secondary scope coming soon - no materials required.

2022-03-15 2019 Scope

 Friday, April 22nd (Post-Secondary)

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Submission Date: Wednesday, April 20th (Secondary)

Highly Recommended

In-Person - 

IBEW Training Centre, Mississauga

(Post-Secondary)

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Online Submission

(Secondary)

Electronics (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope 

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-04

2021 Scope

Thursday, April 21st Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Fashion Design (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Pattern (PDF)

Pattern (AI)

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-15

2021 Scope

 Thursday, April 21st Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

 
Floristry (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-14 2019 Scope

Submission Deadline: 

Friday, April 22nd

Highly Recommended  Online Submission
Geographic Information Systems (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-20

2021 Scope

Tuesday, April 26th  Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Graphic Design - Presentation (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-20

2021 Scope

Submission Deadline: April 25th Recommended

Online Submission

Graphic Design - Studio Production (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-04-14

2021 Scope

Wednesday, April 20th Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

 
Hairstyling (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-04

2021 Scope

Monday, April 25th  Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Heating Systems Technician (S/PS) 2022 Scope 2022-04-18 2019 Scope  Friday, April 29th Highly Recommended In-Person - Centennial College, Progress Avenue Campus
Home and Team Building (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Drawing of Children's Playhouse

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-11

2021 Scope

Submission Deadline:

Monday, April 25th

Highly Recommended Online Submission
Horticulture and Landscape (S/PS)

 2022 Virtual Scope

Post-Secondary postponed to 2023.

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-04-11 2019 Scope  Live Orientation: Tuesday, April 19th 10:30am - 11:30am Highly Recommended

Live Orientation

Online Submission

(Secondary)

Heavy Equipment Service (PS) 2022 Scope  2022-03-30

2019 Scope (PS)

 Thursday, April 28th Highly Recommended In-Person - Centennial College
Industrial Mechanic Millwright (PS)

2022 Scope

Location Details

Sample Projects

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-04-06

2021 Scope

Monday, April 25th  Highly Recommended In-Person - Sheridan College, Brampton
IT Network Systems Administration (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (S)

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-04-18

2021 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

 Friday, April 22nd Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

 
IT Office Software Applications (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-05

2021 Scope

 Friday, April 22nd Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Job Interview (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Job Descriptions

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-06

2021 Scope

 Wednesday, April 20th Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Job Skill Demonstration (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Safety Plan

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-06

2021 Scope

Thursday, April 21st Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission 
Landscape Design (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-11

2021 Scope

Orientation: Tuesday, April 19th

11:30am to 12:30pm

Submission:

Tuesday, April 26th

Recommended

Live Call (Orientation)

Online Submissions

Mechanical CAD (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-05

2021 Scope

Friday, April 29th Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Mechatronics (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Professional Practice

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-04

2021 Scope

Friday, April 22nd Highly Recommended

 Live Call

Online Submission

Metal Fabricator - Fitter (PS)

 2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-16

2021 Scope

Tuesday, April 26th  Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Project Mail-in

Network Cabling Specialist (PS) Postponed to 2023     N/A   Highly Recommended  

Outdoor Powered Equipment (PS/S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-27  2019 Scope  Friday, April 29th (Secondary) Highly Recommended

TBA (Post-Secondary)

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Live Call

Online Submission

(Secondary)

Pin & Medal Design (S/PS)    

2021 Scope - Pin

2021 Scope - Medal

 N/A  N/A  N/A
Photography (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Surprise Subject Matter

Questions and Answers

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-04-01

2021 Scope

 Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 26th Recommended Online Submission
Powerline Technician (PS) - Postponed to 2023     2019 Scope      
Plumbing (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (S/PS)

Project (Secondary)

Project (Secondary) - Right Side View

Project (Secondary) - Front Side View

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-30 2021 Scope 

Live Call (Post-Secondary):

Thursday, April 21st

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Submission Date (Secondary)

Thursday, April 21st

Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

(Post-Secondary)

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Online Submission (Secondary)

Precision Machining (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (S/PS)

Drawing (S)

List of Tools (S)

List of Tools (PS)

Materials List (S/PS)

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-27 2021 Scope  Submission Deadline: Monday, April 25th 

Highly Recommended

Online Submission

Mail-in Project

Prepared Speech (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-04

2021 Scope

 Wednesday, April 20th Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission 
Refrigeration (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (S/PS)

Project Drawing (S)

Bill of Materials (S)

Project (PS)

Scope of Materials (PS)

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-04

2021 Scope

 Wednesday, April 20th Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Restaurant Service (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (PS)

Food Supplies (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (S)

Food Supplies (S)

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 

2022-03-14

2021 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

Thursday, April 28th  Highly Recommended

 Live Call

Online Submission

Robotics (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

 Questions and Answers

Video Description

Post STL File

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-14

2021 Scope

Orientation: Thursday, April 21st from 9am to 10am

 

Submission Deadline: April 28th at 11:59pm

Highly Recommended

Live Orientation (1 hour)

Online Submission  
Sheet Metal Work (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-27

2021 Scope

Monday, April 25th Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Project Mail-in

Sprinkler Fitter (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

 

2022-04-06    Monday, April 25th Highly Recommended In-Person (UA Local 853 - Sprinkler and Fire Protection Trade Centre)
Steamfitting/Pipefitting (PS)

2022 Scope

Practical Project

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-05

2021 Scope

 Wednesday, April 27th Highly Recommended

 In-Person

(Local 46 Training Centre, Scarborough)

Truck and Coach (PS)     2019 Scope     TBA
TV and Video Production* (S)

2022 Virtual Scope *** This is the Provincial scope. Secondary competitors must first complete the Qualifying contest scope.

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-05

2021 Scope

Orientation:

Tuesday, April 19th

1pm

Recommended

Live Orientation (1 hour)

Online Submission  
Vex V5 Robotics (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-08 N/A   Recommended Online Submission
Web Design and Development (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-03-05

2021 Scope

Tuesday, April 26th Recommended  Submission Only
Welding* (S/PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (PS)

2022 Virtual Scope (S) *** This is the Provincial scope. Secondary competitors must first complete the Qualifying contest scope.

Practice Isometric Drawing (S)

Practice Isometric Drawing (PS)

 

Mandatory Safety Checklist

 2022-03-27

2021 Scope (S)

2021 Scope (PS)

Monday, April 25th Highly Recommended

Live Call

Online Submission

Project Mail-in

Workplace Safety (S)

2022 Virtual Scope

Mandatory Safety Checklist

2022-04-14

2021 Scope

Wednesday, April 27th  Recommended

 Live Call

Online Submission

 


Important Dates

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  • Thursday October 21st - 9:00am
    • Registration Contacts can create accounts on the Skills Ontario registration site. All accounts must be validated by the Registrar before a contact can login
    • A new account MUST be created each year - https://register.skillsontario.com
  • Friday November 12st - 4:00pm
    • Pin and Medal Contest Deadline
  • Monday December 6th at 9am to Friday December 10th at 4pm
    • Contest space reservation for Elementary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Contests at the Skills Ontario Competition
    • Reserving a spot does not guarantee a space as once contest maximums are reached, registered space(s) are placed on a waitlist.
  • Monday December 13th to Friday December 17th
    • Contest spaces will be approved via a lottery system.
  • Monday, February 14th at 9am
    • Individual student registration begins and continues to March 25th for Qualifying, and to April 14 for Elementary, Secondary and Post-Secondary
  • Friday February 25th at 4:00pm - Extended. See note above.
    • Elementary/Secondary/Post-Secondary: No-penalty cancellation deadline. Competition spaces that are cancelled after this date/time will be charged the entire registration fee.
    • If spaces are cancelled, they will be offered to those on the waitlists.
  • Friday, March 4th
    • Virtual scopes posted and available on the Skills Ontario website no later than March 10th. Projects for submission are being simplified for this reason due to the change in timelines
  • Tuesday, March 8th at 9am
    • All institutions can register for additional spaces, beyond the original limits of 1 per institution (Secondary/Elementary) and 2 per institution (Post-Secondary).
  • Wednesday, March 9th at 4:00pm
    • Elementary/Secondary/Post-Secondary: No-penalty cancellation deadline. Competition spaces that are cancelled after this date/time will be charged the entire registration fee.
    • If spaces are cancelled, they will be offered to those on the waitlists.
  • Thursday, March 10th
    • Additional spaces beyond the original limits that have been requested since March 8th will start being approved or waitlisted.
  • Friday March 25 at 4:00pm
    • Qualifying only - Registration and informed consent form deadline
    • If Qualifying competitors have not registered themselves/completed the online informed consent form by this deadline, they will NOT be competing.
  • Friday April 1st at 12:00pm
    • Qualifying Competitors must submit final projects for judging to the Skills Ontario Dropbox links provided within the new virtual submission scopes.
  • Saturday April 2 - This has been adjusted to virtual submission and will occur on April 1st
    • Qualifying competitions take place at 7 colleges across Ontario.
  • Thursday, April 8
    • Qualifying Competitions - Virtual Closing Ceremonies and winners’ names announced. All winners will proceed to the Skills Ontario Competition, representing their regional and school.
  • Thursday April 14th at 4pm - Adjusted to Tuesday, April 12th at 4pm as the dates for remote contests have been adjusted.
    • Secondary, Elementary and Post-Secondary - Registration and informed consent form deadline.
    • If competitors have not registered themselves/completed the online informed consent form by this deadline, they will NOT be competing.
  • Friday April 22 at 4:00pm
    • All questions pertaining to a contest/scope/equipment communicated after this date are not guaranteed a response, as staff are preparing to set up for the Competition
  • Monday May 2nd and Tuesday May 3rd - Individual virtual contest dates will occur between April 19-29, 2022
    • The Skills Ontario Competition takes place.
  • Wednesday May 4th
    • Closing Ceremony - Virtual

 


Safety

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Skills Ontario Competition - Covid-19 Safety Plan

 

Supervision

How and what the monitoring is (supervisor/supervision) for competitors while competing remotely, will be determined by the institution in which they are representing from their own internal policies, procedures, rules and/or regulations on what is acceptable for monitoring their student(s) from the environment in which they are competing in, and the level of expertise in which the monitor (supervisor) is to have for each contest. Some venue examples are the following:

  • In a classroom or multiple classrooms
  • At a local company
  • At home (parent/guardian)


Students may compete from a location of their choice, such as home or a location other then their institution (either lock down and/or if learning from home/ or a classroom or lab is not available/ or an institution does not have the proper classroom), as long as the contest in which they are competing in, the institution in which they are representing approves and agrees to the conditions and monitoring (supervision) that would be available (ie parent/guardian/none) and follows their own internal policies, procedures, rules and /or regulations. As well, has the appropriate equipment and set up to safely compete ( determined by the institution in which the represent). See Venue Safety section below.

All competitors on a live video call, will also be monitored in a virtual format, by the contest judges on the contest video call. Any in-person monitoring is at the discretion of the institution in which the competitor is representing.

It is HIGHLY recommended by Skills Ontario, that any and all contests requiring hands-on applications, machinery, and/or power tools should have in-person monitoring (supervision), but is ultimately at the discretion of the institution in which the competitor represents and how it is outlined. The supervisor, is highly recommended to be someone who is competent/trained/licensed in the skill set of the contest in which the competitor is competing in. This is recommended on the basis of health and safety. There will be select contests where the supervisor must be competent/ trained in the skill of the contest, as they will be assisting in judging (example: auto painting). This will be noted on the website, see below for mandatory supervisor.

It is also recommended by Skills Ontario, that contests that are only computer based, also have a supervisor, even if it is to check in on the competitor regularly for health and safety.

There are select contests however that will require a mandatory supervisor, as there is a high level of assistance required in judging due to a virtual platform versus in-person judging. This will be noted on the Skills Ontario website in the chart of confirmed contests on the Competition Information Guide page, please check back often for your contest status. Any contest that requires the mandatory supervisor, Skills Ontario will email and communicate this to those competitors registered for those contests.

Venue Safety

All competitors and supervisors/teachers/parents/guardians participating in the Virtual Skills Ontario Competition, are to follow all rules and regulations set in place by your host location/ educational institution in which the competitor is representing in regards to COVID-19. To also follow all guidelines set in place by the province and regional health agencies for COVID-19 (example: staying 6 feet apart where possible, wearing a mask, etc). Please also see the Skills Ontario COVID Policy in the COVID section of this webpage.

While it is highly recommended to compete from the classroom/lab of the institution in which the competitor represents, any location may be used to be able to participate in the remote contest.

Examples:

  • Classroom/ lab of your own institution or of another that is avaiable to the competitor
  • Home, where and if applicable (ie lockdon or at home learning)
  • Workplace of that of a local parter/ sponsor/ company
  • Co-op/OYAP placement
  • Rented facitlity (ie kitchen from a rental hall)


While Skills Ontario has the mandatory safety checklist for the competitor, and the Technical Chairs and judges on the video call, it is the responsibility of the educational institution in which the competitor is representing, to ensure that the space in which the competitor is competing from is set up safely and ready for a student to participate from, from their own internal policies, procedures and regulations. This includes, both the work space, equipment that a competitor is using and materials. If a Technical Chair or judge on the video call during the contest, notices anything out of order or not working as it should, they will review the situation and work with those affected, and will have final authority on matters of safety.



Competitor Eligiblity

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Elementary Level Eligibility

* New for 2022: International elementary students will be permitted to participate in the Elementary Contests.

Elementary level competitors must meet the following criteria in the current school year:

  • Attend a public, separate or private institute which is affiliated with Skills Ontario.
  • Be enrolled in the appropriate grade level corresponding with the contest (Grades 4-6 or Grades 7 & 8) within the current school year.
  • Be registered as a competitor with Skills Ontario.
  • Competitors may compete in only one (1) contest at the Skills Ontario Competition.
  • Students registered in a team event must be enrolled in the same school.

Secondary Level Eligibility

Secondary level competitors must meet the following criteria in the current school year and may be asked to provide proof of any points listed below:

  • Possess a Canadian citizenship or permanent resident/landed immigrant status and be a resident of Ontario. Competitors are responsible for verifying this information if requested.
    • New for 2022: International students will be permitted to participate in the Pin & Medal Design contest.
  • Attend a public, separate or private secondary institute which is affiliated with Skills Ontario.
  • Be 21 years of age or younger as of December 31st in the competition year. Proof of age must be available upon request.
  • Be enrolled in a subject related* to the area of the contest in which they will compete OR have completed a senior level course in that subject area and/or co-operative education placement related to their contest area. *EXCEPTION: Employability Skills Contests and Pin and Medal contest.
  • Have been earning high school credits any time during the current school year.
  • Competitors MUST be trained or knowledgeable in ALL components of their chosen contest in order to participate
  • Proof of related subject/training must be available upon request.
  • Be registered as a competitor with Skills Ontario.
  • Competitors may compete in only one (1) contest at the Skills Ontario Competition. Students competing at a Qualifying Competition who do not advance in their designated contest area are not permitted to then register for a different contest at the Skills Ontario Competition.
  • Students registered in a team event must be enrolled in the same school.
  • Students enrolled in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) will be considered secondary level students and will compete at the secondary level, as long as the age criteria in c) is met. Adult OYAP students (22 years of age or older), who are registered apprentices, may apply to compete at the Post-Secondary level (see Post-Secondary Level for eligibility).

Post-Secondary Level Eligibility

Post-Secondary competitors must meet the following criteria (see other additional options below with regards to WorldSkills contests) in the current school year and may be asked to provide proof of any points listed below:

  • Possess a Canadian citizenship or permanent resident/landed immigrant status and be a resident of Ontario. Competitors are responsible for verifying this information if requested.
    • New for 2022: International students will be permitted to participate in the Pin & Medal Design contest.
  • Be enrolled in a community college or private or vocational school or training delivery agent (i.e. union skilled trades school) that is based in Ontario. This includes: skilled trades/technology course, skilled trades apprenticeship course, or pre-apprenticeship.
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary program of study directly related or similar* to the contest in which they will compete, within the current school year. * If the program is not directly related but similar, this must be disclosed to the Director of Competitions prior to student registration to determine similarity and fairness. Skills Compétences Canada will likely be reference for the final decision.
    • Exception: Pin and Medal contest. Any student, regardless of their program, may submit a design.
  • Be registered as a competitor with Skills Ontario.
  • Competitors may compete in only one (1) contest at the Skills Ontario Competition.
  • Students registered in a team event must be enrolled in the same school.
  • The competitor cannot be a certified journeyperson in the trade in which they are competing in.
  • If you are a certified journeyperson in a different trade from which you are competing, this must be disclosed with registration and reviewed by the Director of Competitions prior to the competition to reference similarities and fairness. Skills Compétences Canada will likely be referenced for the final decision.
  • Competitors must be no older than 29 years of age in the year of the competition. Proof of age must be available upon request. The age limit is in place as the Skills organizations are dedicated to the promotion of the skilled trades and technologies to the youth - youth being classified as being 29 or under.
  • All competitors must be able to show either current apprenticeship or Journeyperson candidate status and/or proof of age upon request of the Technical Chair and/ or Skills Ontario staff if requested.

 

The following information is only reflective to those contests that are affected as being a WorldSkills qualifying year (chart below). All other contests, business as usual.

There have been many changes since January 2021 on the direction of the Skills Canada National Competition as being a WorldSkills qualifying year. After many votes and meetings that Skills Canada held, it has been determined that member organizations can send a competitor to only ONE of the two tracks being offered for 2022 (typical SCNC Post-Secondary track OR the WorldSkills Team Canada track), not to both as was previously Skills Canada’s plan, due to supply chain issues. Please read the following information carefully.

The Skills Ontario team has looked carefully into deciding which track to send a competitor to. We have had many meetings internally, with contest volunteers, and with the national office, and have thoroughly analyzed historical records and metrics, examining the situation and reviewing as much content as was possible in a very short timeline in order to make a decision. (November 2021)

The decision was made to select the WorldSkills track for all contests that continue to Worlds, in pursuance of equal treatment to all contests, competitors, colleges, and training delivery agents. We want to give youth the opportunity of the chance of a life-changing experience of competing at the World level, no matter the difference in metrics or past performances. The project/ scope for both the normal SCNC track and the WSTC track will be the exact same, but marked differently.

For the provincial Skills Ontario Competition, we will host BOTH eligibility criteria together; of the normal provincial eligibility AND World Skills eligibility: Institutions may make the decision if they want to send a competitor(s) who:

  1. Meets the normal provincial eligibility (see above)
    1. Enrolled in a class of a direct or similar nature to the contest in which they are competing in and are no older than 29).
    2. Understanding that if they are ABOVE the WorldSkills age limit and they win Gold at the Skills Ontario Competition, they will not be able to advance past the provincial level). If they are of the WorldSkills age criteria, and win gold, they will move on to the national level for the WSTC track; AND/ OR
  2. World Skills Eligibility Criteria
    1. Meets the age requirements of WorldSkills for 2022 (no older than 23, being born on or after January 1, 1999 the year of the competition. With the exception for three (3) contests [Mechatronics, Aircraft Maintenance, and Cloud Computing], being no older then 26, being born on or after January 1, 1996 the year of the competition ).
    2. They do not have to be enrolled in class, they may be graduated. This is the institute’s decision if they want to send/ support an alumni to represent them. Must still be with in the age requirements.
    3. They can or cannot be licensed. This is to allow competitors who were unable to compete for the years ‘lost’ due to COVID. This is the institute’s decision if they want to send/ support an alumni, who is licensed, to represent them. Must still be with in the age requirements. Other competitors at the national level in the WSTC track, as well as at WorldSkills, may also potentially be licensed, and with in the age limit.
    4. If they meet these requirements and place Gold at the Skills Ontario Competition, they will advance to the National level in the WorldSkills Team Canada track. Even if they do not win Gold, they may still have a chance to move on if the competitors who received higher scores than them are over the age of World Skills eligibility. Please note these age limits are dependent on WorldSkills, not Skills Ontario. The age limits have increased slightly compared to a normal WorldSkills qualifying year, from 21 to 23, and 23 to 26. This is to allow for the years ‘lost’ due to COVID.


If a competitor who is over the age of eligibility for WorldSkills wins Gold at the Skills Ontario Competition (provincial), then the competitor with the next highest score, who is WorldSkills age eligible, will continue to the next level and represent Team Ontario at Nationals with the chance to continue to Worlds if they win at that level. 

Institutions at the post-secondary level may still send 2 competitors, per contest, to the Skills Ontario provincial competition. They may choose to send for the list of contests below either:
a)    2 competitors of the normal Skills Ontario provincial eligibility; OR
b)    2 competitors of the WorldSKills eligibility; OR
c)    1 competitor of the normal Skills Ontario provincial eligibility AND 1 competitor of the WorldSkills eligibility

Which competitor is of which eligibility, will be requested during student registration.

In a typical WorldSkills qualifying year, institutions are already aware that if their competitor is not WorldSkills age eligible while competing at the national level, they cannot continue to WorldSkills after representing Team Ontario at the National Competition. That the spot is offered to the next highest score to a competitor who is WorldSkills age eligible. This will simply now be the case at the provincial level instead, only for 2022. This could mean that if the Gold medalist at Ontario cannot advance due to age, the competitor who goes to WorldSkills could be at any place under Gold – it is all based on age from WorldSkills. Keep in mind that this age limit applies to all countries, so competitors will be up against others their own age or younger, including the possibility of being licensed for 2022.  The older a competitor is, the more years of experience they have in general, so sending someone who isn’t Gold for this reason, does not make them any less worthy of competing at the next level being of WorldSkills age.

This a confirmation that for all WorldSkills contests hosted at the national level, that the WorldSkills track (not the typical SCNC Post-Secondary [PS] track) has been selected for Team Ontario.  If the typical SCNC track had been chosen, it means that competitors would have no opportunity at all to continue to WorldSkills, even if they won gold in the typical SCNC track. If a competitor wins gold in the WSTC track, then they will most likely be continuing to compete next at WorldSkills.

The Intent to Participate from each province and territory, has been confirmed and finalized by Skills Canada, and below are the current possibilities for the WorldSkills track:
Of the 27 contests in the chart below for World Skills Team Canada track :

  • 3 contests there is a 1 in 2 chance to continue to WorldsSkills (2 competitors submitted from across the country)
  • 14 contests there is a 1 in 3 chance to continue to WorldsSkills (3 competitors submitted from across the country)
  • 6 contests there is a 1 in 4 chance to continue to WorldsSkills (4 competitors submitted from across the country)
  • 3 contests there is a 1 in 5 chance to continue to WorldsSkills (5 competitors submitted from across the country)
  • 1 contest there is a 1 in 6 chance to continue to WorldsSkills (6 competitors submitted from across the country)


Please see the listed age limits below for those specific contests that will continue to WorldSkills. That to be able to continue past the provincial level, must be that age in the year of the competition (2022). Competitors can still be sent to the provincial competition up to the age of 29 in the year of the competition (2022), but will not be able to continue to the next level if they win Gold for the following contests as they would be above the WorldSkills age.

SCNC # Contest Name Age limit for WSTC Track the Year of the Competition Chance to Continue to WorldSkills and to Medal at SCNC 
01 Industrial Mechanics 23  1 in 3
04 Mechatroncis (team of 2) 26

 1 in 2

05 Mechanical Engineering CAD 23  1 in 3
6TC CNC Turning 23  1 in 3
7TC CNC Milling 23  1 in 3
10 Welding 23  1 in 3
13 Autobody Repair 23  1 in 3
14 Aerospace Technology 26  1 in 3
15 Plumbing 23  1 in 2
17

Web Technologies (must send a PS student for 2022)

23  1 in 4
18 Electrical Installations 23  1 in 4
19 Industrial Control 23  1 in 3
20 Bricklaying 23  1 in 3
24 Cabinetmaking 23  1 in 3
29 Hairstyling 23  1 in 6
30 Aesthetics 23  1 in 5
31 Fashion Technology (Ontario will be hosting as a PS contest) 23  1 in 5
32

Baking

23  1 in 4
33 Automobile Technology 23  1 in 3
34 Cooking 23  1 in 4
36 Car Painting 23  1 in 3
37 Landscape Gardening (Team of 2) 23  1 in 3
38 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 23  1 in 2
39 IT Network Systems Administration (not for 2022) 23  
40 Graphic Design Technology 23  1 in 5
49 Heavy Vehicle Technology 23  1 in 4
50 3D Digital Game Art 23  1 in 3
D1 Cloud Computing 26  1 in 4

 


Competitor Rules and Regulations

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  • A minimum score of 60% will be required to receive any ribbon or medal or to be eligible to advance to the Skills Canada National Competition.
  • Translators or other accommodations, if required, must be requested during the online competitor registration process and reviewed prior to approval. Due to bilingual staffing capacity, French oral translation services will be made available wherever possible but are not guaranteed.
  • Competitors must be on time for their contest. Late arrivals may or may not be allowed to compete, but no "make-up" time will be given. Disqualification or a penalty will be at the discretion of the Technical Chair and before disqualification is final will be reviewed with the Director of Competitions. Refer to contest scope for start times.
  • Competitor orientation will be facilitated by the Technical Committee members and attendance is mandatory. If clarification is required during the contest, competitors should seek it from the Technical Committee members.
  • Competitors must wear/bring appropriate dress/safety equipment/tools or equipment as specified in the contest scope or from the policy of the facility in which the competitor is competing from. Competitors will not be permitted to participate and will be disqualified if they do not come prepared with all safety dress/equipment specified in the scope.
  • Competitors may not speak to spectators during their contest (this includes teachers, advisors, parents, media or employers). Competitors may be disqualified at the Judges’ and Technical Committee Chair’s discretion.
  • Competitors may be excused for washroom breaks at the discretion of the Technical Committee members. Competitors will be escorted by a Technical Committee member to ensure there is no communication with teachers/advisors/etc to limit the opportunity for outside assistance.
  • Books, notes, materials and assisting devices as well as smart devices are not permitted during the contest unless the items are identified in the contest scope prior to the competition or during orientation. If discovered, a warning, penalty or possible disqualification could occur at the discretion of the Technical Chair.
  • Any person in a contest (competitor, technical committee member, judge, supervisor) who is found guilty of dishonest conduct should be aware that there is zero tolerance for cheating and plagiarism. Any Competitor or supervisor found guilty of dishonest or unsafe conduct will be immediately disqualified.
  • Any contest/scope/equipment questions submitted from competitors or advisors to the competition department staff and/or Technical Committee after 5pm two (2) weeks prior to the competition, will likely not be answered. Read the scope and ask questions early.

Conflict Resolution Procedure

The Conflict Resolution Procedure is in place to ensure all competitors are treated equally and fairly during the Qualifying and Skills Ontario Competition. If a competitor feels they have been treated unfairly, they are asked to begin the process described below.

Rules & Regulations

  • Protests can only be made by the competitor (not an advisor, teacher, guardian, etc)
  • If a competitor finishes the competition early and leaves the contest site/video call, he/she is forfeiting their opportunity to submit a Conflict Resolution.  The Conflict Resolution must be submitted before leaving the contest site, up to fifteen (15) minutes after the completion of the contest. Reference the contest Scope for the agenda of the contest times, or when the Technical Chair states the end of the contest (ie started late, therefore finishes later).
  • Competitors cannot submit a Conflict Resolution (informal or formal) about the results/medal standings (after the fifteen (15) minutes of the completion of the contest). All protests must be made on the contest site/ video call/ email if submission only, to be able to discuss/ review with the Technical Chair(s) as they are the only ones who can identify a discrepancy in the scoring of the contest.

Informal Protest

  • If a competitor identifies a breach of competition rules, procedures or protocol, they must start by requesting an informal protest, either verbally or in writing to the Technical Chair(s).  It’s encouraged that the competitor discusses the informal protest with the Technical Chair as soon as possible during the contest, up to fifteen (15) minutes after the completion/submission dead line of the contest.  Through discussion, the competitor and Technical Chair(s) will work to determine a resolution to the situation. The Director of Competitions and/ or the Conflict Resolution Committee may be referenced.

Formal Protest

  • If the informal protest cannot yield a solution that satisfies the competitor, then the formal protest procedure may begin at the request of the competitor as soon as possible during the contest, up to fifteen (15) minutes after the completion of the contest/ deadline to submit.
  • The competitor is to request a Conflict Resolution Form from the Technical Chair of the contest where the issue resides. The competitor must complete the form by supplying all relevant information regarding the breach identified and submit to the Technical Chair, no later than fifteen (15) minutes after the completion of the contest time/ deadline to submit.
  • The Technical Chair(s) will review the Conflict Resolution Form with members of the Technical Committee/Judges. If corrective action occurs that is satisfactory for the Technical Committee and the Competitor, the response will be noted on the form and forwarded to the Director of Competitions.
  • If the Technical Committee cannot resolve the issue at that level that is satisfactory to the competitor, the Technical Chair(s) will complete the recommendation section on the form and notify the Conflict Resolution Committee/ Director of Competitions.
  • The Conflict Resolution Committee shall meet with the Technical Chair(s), gather and consider such input as they deem necessary and render a decision which shall be final.

 A copy of the Conflict Resolution form is made available to all competitors on the day of their competition.

 

Skills Canada National Competition and WorldSkills

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Ontario will send medal representatives (Team Ontario) in some secondary and post-secondary contests to the Skills Canada National Competition in Vancouver, BC, May 25 - 28, 2022.  Please refer to the Contest List above for contests offered at the 2022 Skills Canada National Competition. Please note this list is subject to change, as determined by the National Secretariat.

Ontario competitors will be notified of their qualification upon receipt of their medal at the Skills Ontario Competition Closing Ceremony. A mandatory Team Ontario meeting will then follow the Closing Ceremony. Once informed of their eligibility to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition, competitors must immediately provide Skills Ontario with their decision of whether or not to participate. Please note that not all Ontario contests and levels are eligible for the Skills Canada National Competition. Please carefully review the contest list for information about contest areas.

In light of COVID-19, WorldSkills will now be operating on even years, and will take place in China, September 2022. As a result of this, other changes will be occuring for the Skills Canada National Competition 2022. Please stay tuned for more information.

Team Ontario

If you see an Ontario Flag during the medal announcements, that competitor will be invited to join Team Ontario to represent their province at the Skills Canada National Competition.
If you see a Canada Flag in addition to the Ontario Flag, that competitor will be invited to compete in the WorldSkills Team Canada Qualifying Category to represent their province.

After closing ceremony has ended, all of these competitors will receive an email with a link to join the Team Ontario Meeting. Reminder, it is mandatory that competitor, advisor and/or registration contact attend this meeting as it is vitally important. Information must be submitted to the national office within 2 days.

Team Ontario Meeting – May 4
Secondary competitors will meet from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Post-Secondary competitors will meet from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

SCNC Covid Policy (PDF)

WorldSkills Participant Communication

* Updates:

Secondary

All secondary contests will be completed virtually for SCNC2022, as they were in 2021. Secondary students and advisors will not be travelling to Vancouver.

  • A few secondary contests will not be occurring at the national level in 2022 due to issues related to safety and judging in a virtual environment. The list currently includes, but is not limited to:
    •  Electrical Installations
    • Carpentry (Individual)
    • Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Contests will occur during the same dates as SCNC, with a few contests which will occur the week prior, as they will be required to mail their project to Vancouver for judging the week of the competition. Exact dates have not yet been provided. The list currently includes, but is not limited to;
    • Welding
    • Fashion Design
    • Precision Machining
  • For Web Design and Fashion, a secondary competitor is normally sent and qualifies for the WorldSkills track. Secondary students for these contests for 2022 will continue to compete virtually for SCNC2022, but have no opportunity to advance to the Worlds level. This must be offered to a Post-Secondary student for 2022.

 

For an overview of how the virtual SCNC secondary competition will operate:

Click here (PDF)

As Skills Canada confirms more information, it will added here.

 

Post-Secondary

All post-secondary students will be travelling to Vancouver for 2022.

Travel Packages (hotel/flight/baggage/registration fees for opening & closing ceremony tickets/activities/some meals/shirts/etc)
In light of COVID, single rooms for ALL travelling are being reviewed. In a typical year, competitors would share a room, as would advisors in most cases. Having a room for each individual provides a much safer option in light of COVID, but will increase the cost of each individual package by $500-$700. We will look to having shared rooms again for 2023 to keep costs more reasonable.

New for 2022

  • Web Design: For 2022 a Post-Secondary student from the Ontario contest will continue to the national level and compete for a chance to continue to Worlds, if WorldSkills age eligible (see below)
  • Fashion Design: this contest is normally only held at the secondary level. A post-secondary contest will be held for 2022 and the winner (if WorldSkills age eligible, see below), will continue to the national level and compete for a chance to continue to WorldSkills.

 

 


Results

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Below you will find the results from previous competitions. Results for the current competition will be posted shortly after the Closing Ceremonies.

2005 Results 2006 Results 2007 Results
2008 Results 2009 Results 2010 Results
2011 Results 2012 Results 2013 Results
2014 Results 2015 Results 2016 Results
2017 Results 2018 Results 2019 Results
2021 Results 2022 Results  

 


Changelog

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All changes will be noted here with the exception of scopes and project documents, as they can be viewed in the Scopes table with their last updated date. 

  • 2021-09-03 - Page created.
  • 2021-10-18 - Home Building was incorrectly listed as a team of 2 event. For the 2022 Skills Ontario Competition, teams will be composed of 4 students.
  • 2021-10-18 - A note has been added to the Robotics contest to indicate that the National-level contest is a team of 2 event, whereas the provincial contest is a team of 4 event.
  • 2021-11-17 - Home Building is now a one day event. A new VEX V5 Robotics contest has replaced Robotics and Controls for 2022. Cloud Computing and Network Cabling Specialist contests have been added for 2022. IT Networking will not advance to Worlds in 2022.
  • 2021-11-22 - The following secondary contests will no longer be held at the National-level for 2022: Carpentry (Individual), Electrical Installations and Outdoor Power Equipment.
  • 2021-12-06 - Fashion Design will now be offered at the Post-Secondary level. A Competition Visitor page is now available with information on hotels, parking, floor plans, etc. Competition fees have been updated (see table in the Registration section). Skills Canada announced that all secondary competitions at the National-level will be virtual and that some won't be taking place in 2022. Important updates regarding Team Canada and age-eligibility (see Skills Canada National Competition and WorldSkills section).
  • 2022-01-24 - A notice has been posted that some scopes may be delayed as a result of recent labour action at Ontario Colleges. 
  • 2022-02-15 - A notice has been posted that the decision regarding holding an in-person vs virtual competition will be taken by February 25th. The no-penalty cancellation deadline has been extended from February 25th to March 9th. Institutions will be able to request an unlimited number of spaces starting on March 8th at 9am. A COVID-19 policy will be posted shortly.