Skills Ontario Competition

The 2022 Skills Ontario Competition will be tentatively held in-person on May 2nd and 3rd, 2022 at the Toronto Congress Centre, subject to change depending on health and safety guidelines issued by the Government of Ontario.

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.

 Last Updated: September 3, 2021

Overview
Changes for 2022
Contest List
Pin & Medal Contest
Registration
Scopes
Student Preparation and Training Manual
Important Dates
Safety
Competitor Eligibility
Competitor Rules and Regulations
Skills Canada National Competition & WorldSkills
Results
Changelog

 

                                                                       

Overview

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

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 on Team Canada to be sent to WorldSkills 2022. This will possibly resume for WorldSkills 2024.

 


Contest List

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

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 PS  PS - Aircraft Maintenance (PS)
Architectural Technology and Design  S / PS  S / PS -  -
Automation and Control  PS  PS -  Industrial Control (PS)
Auto Collision Repair  S / PS  S / PS -  Autobody Repair (PS)
Auto Service Technology  S / PS  S / PS -  Automobile Technology (PS)
Auto Painting  S / PS  S / PS -  Car Painting (PS)
Baking  S / PS  S / PS - Confectioner/Pastry Cook (PS)
Brick Masonry  S / PS PS -  Bricklaying (PS)
Cabinetmaking  S / PS  S / PS -  Cabinetmaking (PS)
Carpentry - Individual  S / PS  S / PS - -
Carpentry - Team (Team of 2)  S  - -  -
CNC Machining

 PS

Lathe/Mill Combined Contest

 PS

Lathe/Mill Combined Contest

-

Lathe Contest (PS)

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Mill Contest (PS)

CNC Woodworking  S  - -  -
Coding  S / PS  - - -
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)  S / PS  - - -
DEMO - Concrete Finishing  PS  - - -
Culinary Arts  S / PS  S / PS - Cooking  (PS)
Electrical Installations  S / PS  S / PS -  Electrical Installations (PS)
Electronics  S / PS  S / PS -  -
Fashion Design  S  S -  Fashion Technology (PS)
Floristry  S  - -  
Georgraphic Information Systems (GIS) - (Team of 2)  S - -  
Graphic Design - Presentation  S  - -  
Graphic Design - Studio Production  S / PS  S / PS -  Graphic Design Technology (PS)
Hairstyling  S / PS  S / PS -  Hairdressing (PS)
Heating Systems Technician  S / PS  - - -
Heavy Equipment Service S / PS PS -  Heavy Vehicle Technology (PS)
Home and Team Building (Team of 2)  S  - -  -
Horticulture and Landscape (Team of 2)  S / PS  PS - Landscape Gardening (PS)
Industrial Mechanic Millwright  PS  PS -  Industrial Mechanic Millwright (PS)
IT Network Systems Administration  S / PS  S / PS -  IT Network Systems Administration
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  S / PS  S / PS -  Mechanical Engineering CAD (PS)
Mechatronics (Team of 2)  PS  PS -  Mechatronics (PS)
Metal Fabricator Fitter  PS  - -  -
Mobile Crane Operator  PS  - -  -
DEMO - Network Cabling Specialist  PS  - -  -
Outdoor Powered Equipment  S / PS  S / PS -  -
Photography  S / PS  S / PS -  -
Pin & Medal Design  S / PS  - -  -
Plumbing  S / PS  PS -  Plumbing and Heating (PS)
Powerline Technician (Team of 2)  PS  - -  -
Precision Machining  S / PS  S / PS -  -
Prepared Speech  S  S -  -
Refrigeration  S / PS  PS -  Refrigeration and Air Condition (PS)
Restaurant Service S / PS  - - -
Robotics (Team of 4)  S  S -  -
Sheet Metal  PS  PS -  -
DEMO - Sprinkler Fitter  PS  PS -  -
Steamfitting/Pipefitting  PS  PS -  -
Truck and Coach  PS  - -  -
TV and Video Production (Team of 2) S  S -  -
Web Design and Development  S / PS  S -  Web Technologies (S)
Welding  S / PS  S / PS -  Welding (PS)
Workplace Safety  S  S -  -
Character Animation (Team of 4)  E - 4-6 / 7-8  - -  -
Construction (Team of 4)  E - 7-8  - -  -
Green Energy (Team of 4)  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

  • 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 TBA  

 Skills Ontario Competition    

Secondary / Post-Secondary

________________

Elementary

TBA

 

_____________________

TBA

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.

Fees for cancelled spaces are not transferable to new spaces.

Affiliation

Elementary / Secondary

________________

Post-Secondary


TBA

_____________________


TBA

 
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.

 


Scopes

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

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

2019 Scope

 
Construction (7-8)    

2019 Scope

 
Green Energy (7-8)    

2019 Scope

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

2019 Scope

 
LEGO Robotics (4-6 / 7-8)    

2019 Scope - Grades 4-6

2019 Scope - Grades 7-8

 
Technology (4-6 / 7-8)    

2019 Scope - Grades 4-6

2019 Scope - Grades 7-8

 
TV & Video Production (7-8)    

2019 Scope

 
VEX Robotics (4-6 / 7-8)    

2019 Scope

 
Workplace Safety (7-8)    

2019 Scope

 

 

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 Sponsors
2D Character Animation (S)    

2019 Scope

 
3D Character Animation (S)    

2019 Scope

 
3D Digital Game Art (PS)    

2019 Scope

 
Aesthetics (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

 
Aircraft Maintenance (PS)    

2019 Scope

Canadore College

Confederation College

Snap On

Centennial College

Architectural Technology and Design (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

 
Auto Collision Repair (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

 Fix Auto

3M

Mohawk College

Skills Compétences Canada Auto Collision Program

Auto Painting (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

Fix Auto

Skills Compétences Canada Auto Collision Program

Auto Service Technology (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

 Snap On

Mohawk College

Centennial College

Automation and Control (PS)    

2019 Scope

 Rockwell Automation

Magna International

OACETT

Baking (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

 
Brick Masonry (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

 Ontario Masonry Training Centre

Conestoga College

Cabinetmaking (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

Wood Manufacturing Council

Algonquin College

Carpentry - Individual* (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

OCAS

Milwaukee Tool

CLAC

Fanshawe College

Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 27

Carpentry - Team (S)    

2019 Scope

 
CNC Machining (PS)    

2019 Scope

 Canadore College

Conestoga College

Humber College

Confederation College

Centennial College

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

CNC Woodworking (S)        
Coding (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

Durham College

Georgian College

Computer Aided Manufacturing (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

Loyalist College
Culinary Arts* (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

Durham College

Georgian College

OCAS

Fanshawe College

Electrical Installations (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

 IBEW
Electronics (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

Seneca
Fashion Design (S)    

2019 Scope

St. Clair College
Floristry (S)    

2019 Scope

 
Geographic Information Systems (S)    

2019 Scope

 
Graphic Design - Presentation (S)    

2019 Scope

St. Clair College

Cambrian College

Graphic Design - Studio Production (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

Centennial College
Hairstyling (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

 
Heating Systems Technician (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

 
Home and Team Building (S)    

2019 Scope

 IHSA
Horticulture and Landscape (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

 
Heavy Equipment Service (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (PS)

 Vale

Centennial College

Industrial Mechanic Millwright (PS)    

2019 Scope

Linamar Corporation

Vale

Sheridan College

Bruce Power

IT Network Systems Administration (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

 
IT Office Software Applications (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

 
Job Interview (S)    

2019 Scope

RBC Future Launch
Job Skill Demonstration (S)    

2019 Scope

 RBC Future Launch
Landscape Design (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

 
Mechanical CAD (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

Loyalist College

Georgian College

Centennial College

Mechatronics (PS)    

2019 Scope

 Magna International

OACETT

Centennial College

Metal Fabricator - Fitter (PS)    

2019 Scope

 CISC
Mobile Crane Operator (PS)    

2019 Scope

 
Outdoor Powered Equipment (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

 
Photography (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

 
Powerline Technician (PS)    

2019 Scope

 
Plumbing (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

UA Canada

Milwaukee Tool

CLAC

Algonquin College

Precision Machining (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

Seneca College

Linamar Corporation

Sheridan College

Prepared Speech (S)    

2019 Scope

 
Refrigeration (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

Naylor Building Partnerships

Centennial College

Restaurant Service (S/PS)    

2019 Scope (S)

2019 Scope (PS)

 
Robotics (S) 2022 Scope 2021-09-16

2019 Scope

 
Sheet Metal Work (PS)    

2019 Scope

 
Steamfitting/Pipefitting (PS)    

2019 Scope

UA Canada

Ontario Power Generation

Truck and Coach (PS)    

2019 Scope

 
TV and Video Production* (S)    

2019 Scope

 
Web Design and Development (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

 
Welding* (S/PS)    

2019 Scope

Humber College

Ontario Power Generation

CWB Welding Foundation

Bruce Power

Workplace Safety (S)      

 IHSA

3M

 


Important Dates

  • 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, January 3rd at 9am
    • Individual student registration begins.
  • Friday February 25th 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.
  • 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.
  • Saturday, April 2
    • Qualifying competitions take place at 7 colleges across Ontario.
  • Thursday April 14th at 4pm
    • 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
    • The Skills Ontario Competition takes place.
  • Wednesday May 4th
    • Closing Ceremonies

 


Safety

Student safety is a top priority for Skills Ontario. The following policies will be in place to reduce potential risks:

  • All government and health official regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic will be followed. Click here to access Skills Ontario's Covid-19 Safety Plan.
  • Students must be enrolled in, or have taken a similar course of that of the contest that they will be competing in, to ensure they have a base level of competence and safety understanding.
  • Students must wear all required safety equipment as outlined in each contest scope. Students who fail to wear proper equipment will not be allowed to compete. All personal protective equipment must be CSA approved. For example, safety boots must have the green CSA triangle on them.
  • All equipment and tools supplied by Skills Ontario are inspected by the activity leader(s) prior to student use.
  • Signage will be posted at each contest requiring personal protective equipment or safety precautions.
  • Judges and Skills Ontario staff will be monitoring each contest to ensure all safety practices are followed and that equipment is being used properly.
  • Technical Chairs will complete a contest site safety checklist prior to any competitor's arrival.
  • Competitor Safety Check List will be completed with competitors by the Technical Chairs during orientation
  • Every contest will be equiped with a standard first aid kit and hand santizer. Contests with materials and consumables that require spill kits/eye wash bottles will be available at each of those contests.
  • Skills Ontario will provide hearing protection to be available for all competitors in loud contests. They will also be made available to all spectators who wish to have a pair as well. For spectators, they will be available in Zones 3 and 4 at the Toronto Congress Center, as well as the Skills Ontario Information Booth.
  • Both police and EMS are available on-site throughout the competition days.
  • Skills Ontario has a site specific event safety manual that has guidelines to manage a number of different scenarios.
  • The Toronto Congress Centre has security on-site 24/7 to monitor the building.
  • Skills Ontario Staff are on-site each day throughout the competition.
  • Leaders running the Challenges, Contests and Workshops are all trained in the field of the activity.
  • Every activity leader, staff and marshal will have received a copy of the Event Safety Manual.
  • Fire Exits and First Aid Stations are marked on the floor plan. These are available on the Skills Ontario Visitor section of the website and available on-site during contest days.

Privacy - Competitors

Skills Ontario respects the privacy of competitors who do not wish to be photographed during the competition. Students are able to indicate this preference during the registration process. Once they arrive on site, they will be given a red wristband to wear throughout the competition to indicate that they wish to not be photographed at any point. There is signage upon entering the competition, as well as indicated in the media’s hand out package of the Red Wristband Policy. Any contest that has competitors who do not wish to be photographed will also have a sign posted explaining the meaning of the red wristband to ensure spectators and the media will not photograph or record them in a video. While Skills Ontario takes these precautions, it is not a guarantee as it is a public event.

Privacy - Spectators

The Skills Ontario Competition is a public event where media will be present. By attending, you accept the fact that you may be photographed or recorded by members of the media.

 


Competitor Eligiblity

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
  • 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 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). This includes: skilled trades/technology course, skilled trades apprenticeship course, or pre-apprenticeship.
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary program of study directly related to the contest in which they will compete, 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.
  • 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.

 


Competitor Rules and Regulations

  • 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

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.

 


Results

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    

 


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