Choosing a post-secondary institution in Canada can be scary and intimidating at first. Doing your research is one way to help keep those fears away, and one of the most useful events you can attend is a post-secondary education fair. In Ontario, there are two large fairs for prospective students:
- The Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF)
- The Ontario College Information Fair (OCIF)
Both these free events cater to individuals who are interested in attending post-secondary institutions in Ontario and who may not have the opportunity to visit the campus due to geography or time. During these events, you will have the opportunity to meet with recruitment and admissions staff, faculty, and current students to learn more about the school and program you are interested in attending.
What to Expect at the OUF
Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from September 28-30, 2018, the OUF is intended for anyone who is interested in applying to an undergraduate program at an Ontario university. During the three-day fair, staff, students, and faculty will be available to answer all your questions about the admissions process, student life and supports, and most importantly, what you will be learning. Each school will have breakout presentation rooms where more specific topics will be covered.
What to Expect at the OCIF
The OCIF is held at the Enercare Centre on Exhibition grounds on October 23 and 24, 2018. At the OCIF you will learn which college programs will prepare you for the career you are interested in and how to apply to Ontario colleges. You will also have the opportunity to speak with faculty and current students, as well as attend specific sessions to learn more about how to pay for college, an overview of degrees offered at colleges, and the credit transfer process in Ontario.
The purpose of both these events is to provide prospective students with all the information they need to make an informed decision about which program and school to attend. Bringing together all the resources under one roof allows prospective students to meet representatives from all universities and colleges in Ontario.
If you are unable to attend one of these events, you can still visit each school by either attending an open house event or campus tour. Please visit each school’s website for more information.