Finding College Programs

Information about Ontario Colleges and programs offerings can be accessed on-line at This website has a fantastic search engine that allows you to search for programs by keyword. Access find a program on the web page to begin your research.

Finding University Programs

Ontario Universities and program offerings can be accessed through This website has many great tools associated with it. In particular, you will want to look at the link on the front page titled Common University Data Ontario (CUDO), This web link will allow to look at the data of the applications to university programs last year. It will also provide information on what the grade cut-off marks were and how many students applied to a school or program.  

Students considering their university options are recommended to attend the Ontario University Fair in Toronto at the end of September. They should attend the local university night in Niagara

Other Pathways in Post-Secondary Education

Did you know many of Ontario Colleges offered bachelor degrees just as universities do? These programs are 4 years and the bachelor degree is the same as a university bachelor degree. Colleges also offer pathways to universities through collaborative programs wherein they have an agreement with a particular university or universities to recognize and accept credits from the college program towards the university program. This often means you can enter a university program in its third year after completing a college degree. These agreements are called Articulation Agreements. To learn more, check out Niagara College's agreements. Other colleges and universities have agreements too.

Financial Planning for Post-Secondary Education

The Canada Learning Bond is $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help start saving for a child's education after high school. Plus, the child could get $100 every year until he or she turns 15 years old to a maximum of $2,000. Canada Learning Bond Brochure. A child is eligible to receive the Canada Learning Bond if:
-he or she was born January 1, 2004 or after; and
-the child's parent / guardian receives the National Child Benefit Supplement 
-a resident of Canada
-has a valid Social Insurance Number

CanLearn is a Government of Canada site. It provides interactive information and tools designed to help you save, plan and pay for post-secondary education.

SmartSaver can help you apply for the Canada Learning Bond and start an RESP with $0 when you use the Start My RESP online tool at  

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