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Top Universities in Canada by 2016 University Web Ranking.

Best universities in the United States 2016. Find the best universities in the United States through Times Higher Education's World University Rankings data, May 31 2016.

Top United Kingdom Universities Rankings 2017. UK University League Table 2017.

Australian University Rankings 2016-2017.

32 Canadian universities in top 1,000 ranking by Josh Dehaas, July 16, 2014, MacLeans. See how your school compares globally.
Ranking Web of Universities in Canada.
Ranking Web of Universities in United States of America.
Ranking Web of Universities in United Kingdom.
Ranking Web of Universities in Australia.
Ranking Web of Universities in the World.

apprenticesearch.com. Search for opportunities and information about the skilled trades in Ontario: Peel - Halton - Dufferin, Hamilton, Guelph - Cambridge, Kitchener - Waterloo, Mitchell - St. Marys - Listowel, and Stratford. Option to register as an Employer or a Job Seeker. Take an Employability Skills quiz. Trades categorized under four sectors: 1. Construction Sector - Bricklayer, Electrician, Carpenter (general), Plumber, Roofer, etc. 2. Industrial Sector - General Machinist, Industrial Woodworker, Mould Maker, Tool & Die Maker, etc. 3. Motive Power Sector - Auto Body Collision & Damage Repairer, Motor Vehicle Mechanic/Automotive Service Technician, etc. and 4. Service Sector - Baker, Cook, Hairstylist, Radio & TV Service Technician, etc.
Apprentice - Getting Started. Includes: Choosing Your Trade, Resume & Cover Letter Guide, Steps to an Apprenticeship.

Canada Student Loans and Grants. Loans - money that you pay back. Grants - money that you do not pay back. Browse to find out how the federal government can help you pay for your post-secondary education by providing loans and grants. The Canada Student Loans Program provides loans and grants to Canadians attending a University, College, Trade School, or Vocational School, if you need help financing your education.

Canada Student Loans, Grants and Scholarships - How to Apply for a Student Loan. Step 1: Find out if you are eligible for a Canada Student Loan. Step 2: Get a Canada Student Loan and Grant application form. Find the Student Financial Assistance Office in your area. Example: OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program.

Canada Summer Jobs from Service Canada. Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. How to apply for Canada Summer Jobs. Apply Online. Be sure to read carefully: Canada Summer Jobs Articles of Agreement, and Applicant Guide.

Canadian Universities. Site includes: Higher Education Scholarships - Online scholarships currently open, Scholarships and internships for Canadian students, Corporate-sponsored or Employer-sponsored programs, Submit or request a scholarship application.

Canadian Welding Skills. Student Loans. Funding Programs through Employment Ontario, and Second Career.

CanLearn is the source for interactive information and tools designed to help you save, plan and pay for post-secondary education. Explore learning and education opportunities. Includes: Government Student Loans, Bursaries, Grants, Scholarship Search, and more.

Career Colleges Canada. Find a School in Canada. Find a Program: Categories - Business, Creative Arts & Design, Culinary Arts, Education, Hair & Beauty, Healthcare, Human Services, Information Technology, Law and Legal Administrator, Skilled Trades, Tourism & Hospitality, Transportation & Logistics.

Career Colleges Ontario. Search for Career Colleges in Ontario. Categories include: Aviation, Beauty & Massage, Business, Communications, Culinary Arts, Design, Education, Health Care, Language Schools, Legal Administration, Media Recording Art, Science Engineering, Trades/Automotive, Technology, Tourism/Hospitality.

Careers in Health Law and Life Sciences from Health Lawyers.

Health Law: A Career Guide by Catherine Pattanayak, Joan Ruttenberg, and Annelise Eaton, Harvard University, 2012.

CareerCruising.com. An interactive career reference guide providing in-depth profiles of hundreds of different careers, multimedia interviews with real people in over 800 careers, career search tools, and database of colleges and universities. Ask your Guidance Counsellor for Username and Password if available.

Certification of post-secondary educational institution from Government of Canada. Who needs to be certified by ESDC? The Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) certifies post-secondary institutions under the Income Tax Act so they can provide students with T2202A certificates to claim education-related tax credits, such as the tuition tax credit and the education and textbook tax credits.

College Board's Scholarship Search for U.S. students. Locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. Database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 billion in available aid.

College Savings Plans Network (CSPN) for U.S. students. CSPN is a national non-profit association dedicated to making college more accessible and affordable for families. Site provides detailed information about 529 college savings plans and allows you to compare plans across the U.S. Goal is to help you find the plan that best meets your long-term needs and financial goals. What is a 529 Plan? Plans are named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code and are administered by state agencies and organizations. College Cost Calculator.

College Surfing. Career College, Technical Schools & Trade School Search from CollegeSurfing.com.

CollegeView. College Search (4,646 schools available as of July 2015). College search tool and university selection guide. Search college by location in United States and Canada, search by major, and/or school type.

Education and Training - For Youth and Students from Service Canada. Links include: Canada Student Loans Program, EDC (Export Development Canada) International Studies Scholarship Program, Youth Employment Strategy - Skills Link, Grant for Students from Low-Income Families and Middle-Income Families, Grant for Students with Dependants, Scholarship and Fellowship Programs, Apprenticeship Incentive Grant, and more.

FastWeb.com. College Search. Search engine for finding colleges, scholarships and awards in the United States. Topics: Choosing a College, College Applications, Choosing a Major, Parents, Preparing for College, Decisions, Test Prep, Graduate School.
Scholarships. Types of Scholarships, Scholarship Scams, Scholarship Advice, Scholarship Winners, Athletic Scholarships, Scholarship Matches, Scholarship Deadlines, Featured Scholarships, Scholarship Tips, Scholarship Videos.
So You Want a Scholarship? In partnership with by Roma Luciw, The Globe and Mail, Published Oct. 27, 2014. Last updated Sep. 01, 2016.

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Leaders of Tomorrow. "Leaders of Tomorrow is a non-profit organization that runs an annual city-wide Essay Writing Contest to help promote better communities through community involvement and research. Leaders of Tomorrow promote their essay writing contest through relationships with local members of government; partnerships with public, separate and private school boards; and local law enforcement agencies." For more information, to be a sponsor or a volunteer, please contact Pierre Wong, Chair, Leaders of Tomorrow: Phone: 905-542-1140 ext. 239, Mobile: 416-200-1228, Email: pierre@leadersoftomorrow.ca.

● Topic of 2017 Essay Writing Contest: "How would you make our roads safer and educate your community on road safety?"
● Students from Grades 7-12 in all Mississauga schools are welcome to enter this contest.
● Win the prestigious "Mayor Bonnie Crombie Award" with cash prizes from $50 to $1000.
● Essay submission begins on February 1, 2017 and ends on April 30, 2017.
● Award presentation by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
● See www.leadersoftomorrow.ca for more details.
● Sponsored by: Knights of Columbus, St. Christopher Council 12372 and Investors Group, Mississauga West Region Office
● In cooperation with Peel Regional Police.

Match 25 - Scholarship Search from CollegeNet.com. Search a $1.6 billion scholarship database in the U.S. Use Keyword Search or Profile Search.

Millennials, banks are not your friends by Rob Carrick, Globe and Mail, Sep. 18, 2016. "Our message to students is that banks aren't your friend, and neither are they your enemy. They're companies you do business with and that means you have to have to go in prepared to defend your own interests."

Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) is the central clearinghouse of applications to colleges in Ontario. All applications are processed through this organization. The site provides details about application procedures as well as links to college home pages and other informative links.
Choose a College in Ontario from Regions: Western (Conestoga, Fanshawe, Lambton, Mohawk, Niagara, Ridgetown, St. Clair), Central (Centennial, George Brown, Georgian, Humber, Michener, Sebeca, Sheridan), Eastern (Alfred, Algonquin, Durham, Kemptville, La Cité, Loyalist, St. Lawrence, Fleming), and Northern (Boréal, Cambrian, Canadore, Confederation, Northern, Sault).
Paying for College: Tuition and Financial Assistance. College Tuition Fees in Ontario (circa 2015) - Average cost of tuition for one academic year in an Ontario college program:
Diploma Programs - $2,400
Graduate Certificate Programs - $3,600
Bachelor's Degree Programs - $6,100
Collaborative Programs - $5,000
Financial Assistance - Scholarships, Bursaries, Grants and Loans - Resources:
yconic.com. Your Student Community. Free scholarship-matching and peer-to-peer support for your life as a student.
ScholarshipsCanada.com. As of July 2015: 80,927 awards worth $177,092,640. There are many other kinds of institutions and groups that provide and facilitate scholarships. Sometimes you have to apply directly to these organizations, not your school. Site includes where and how to apply for scholarships, FAQs and Tips, e.g. Writing a Strong Scholarship Application.
DisabilityAwards.ca. Portal to awards and scholarships for students with disabilities studying at Canada's colleges and universities.
Support for Apprentices from Government of Canada.
Apprenticeship Grants. Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG).
Start an apprenticeship. Find out how you qualify and apply to be an apprentice in a skilled trade.
Career Finder. Which careers are in demand? How can I choose the right career for me?
Youth and Students: Programs for apprentices from Service Canada, Government of Canada.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools. Full-time students in Grades 11 and 12 earn cooperative education credits through work placements in skilled trades.
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. The Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program helps potential entrants to the apprenticeship system develop their job skills and trade readiness so that they will be prepared to find work as apprentices. Programs are up to 52 weeks in duration.
Support to Non-Employment Insurance Eligible Apprentices During In-School Training. This initiative will provide up to $1500 of taxable financial supports for apprentices who are not eligible for federal Employment Insurance (EI) who attend full time in-school training at a Delivery Agency approved by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.
Get Financial Help.
Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus. Employers can earn a $1000 taxable cash grant for each apprentice they employ and train who completes his or her apprenticeship, receives a Certificate of Apprenticeship and where, applicable, a Certificate of Qualification.
Apprenticeship Completion Bonus in Non-Red Seal Trades The apprenticeship completion bonus in non-Red Seal trades is a taxable cash grant of $2,000.
Apprenticeship Scholarship. The 2004 Budget included a new $1,000 Apprenticeship Scholarship for youth. Participant must meet the eligibility requirements.
Canada Apprentice Loan.
Apprentice Grants.
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant. The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year, up to a maximum of $2,000 per person, available to registered apprentices once they have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades. How to apply. FAQs.
Red Seal Trades. Alphabetical list of 57 Red Seal Trades. Designated trades are governed by regulations under the Provincial and Territorial Apprenticeship Acts. These regulations outline the administrative procedures and in some case the standards and conditions of training for specific trades.
Co-Op Diploma Apprenticeship Program. The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program combines a college diploma program and apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification.
Quick Search for Apprentice Co-op Placement in Ontario. Type in trade and your postal code.
Loans for Tools.
Employment Insurance (EI) for Apprentices.
Find a Service in Your Area in Ontario. Type in a trade and your postal code.
I need a job.

Ontario Summer jobs for students. Information for high school, university and college students looking for work this summer.

Ontario School Counsellors' Association (OSCA) is the professional organization of teacher-counsellors in the elementary and secondary schools of Ontario. The OSCA provides numerous links to information regarding education and careers in Canada.
Student Resources from Career Colleges Ontario. Include Child Care Resources, Financial Funding Resources, Employment Resources, Housing Resources, Medical Resources.
What is Second Career? From Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Second Career provides financial support to laid-off workers with skills training to help them find jobs in high-demand occupations in Ontario. Second Career is a cost-sharing grant provided on the basis of need, so you may be asked to contribute what you can to your training or education. Currently (July 2015), Second Career provides up to $28,000 for tuition, books, other instruction costs such as manuals or workbooks, transportation, and a basic living allowance.
Private career college programs from Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Private career colleges offer certificate and diploma programs in fields such as: business, health services, human resources, applied arts, information technology, electronics, services, and trades.

Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). Located in Guelph, the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) is the central clearinghouse of application to universities in Ontario. It processes applications for admission to undergraduate, law, medical, rehabilitation sciences and teacher education programs at Ontario's universities. The site provides details about many application procedures as well as links to university home pages.
Undergraduate Application for Current Ontario Secondary School Students.
101 Instruction Booklet. The complete guide for applying to an Ontario university.
101 How-to Videos.
Browse University Programs by Universities, by Geographic Area, by Programn Grouping. Find the most up-to-date information about programs that interest you.
Ontario Medical Schools (OMSAS). The Ontario Medical Schools Application Service (OMSAS) is the centralized application service for applying to Ontario medical schools.
Ontario Law Schools (OLSAS). The Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS) allows you to apply to Ontario law schools.
Ontario Faculties of Education (TEAS). The Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) allows you to apply to a four-semester Bachelor of Education (BEd) consecutive program at an Ontario university.
Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Programs (ORPAS). The Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Programs Application Service (ORPAS) allows you to apply to Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy (PT), Audiology (AUD) and Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) programs in Ontario.

Petersons.com. Search for Colleges and Universities, Graduate Schools, Online Degree, Private Schools in the United States. Also offer information on school admissions, financial aid and scholarships, and career guidance.
Petersons Scholarship Search.
Financial Aid Q & A: The Basics. How much does college cost? What is the difference between need-based aid and merit-based aid?
Undergraduate Scholarship Search.
Federal Student Aid.

ScholarshipsCanada.com. Free scholarship search engine to help match you up with potential scholarships and awards.

SchoolFinder.com. Find Schools, Programs, and Careers. Site offers students access to a large number of resources such as university searches, scholarship links, virtual campus tours and career information.

SchoolsInCanada.com. Schools in Canada is dedicated to undergraduate degree and diploma programs in Canada. In depth information is provided on Canadian business, engineering, fine arts, science, teacher education, nursing and health programs, as well as general university and college overviews. This site allows students to search for universities and colleges in each province by discipline. Brief descriptions of each institution are provided including web links to each school.

StatFuse. Find out your chances of getting into college or university in the United States: Fast, accurate and free. Statfuse is a college acceptance predictor for high school students. Results are provided based on data aggregated directly from universities. In about 2 minutes, students can receive the predicted "chance" that they would be accepted to a particular college or university with high confidence estimates. This tool is FREE to use for students. The following information is used to create the needed algorithm: Academic performance, Extracurricular activities, Legacy consideration, SAT/ACT scores, and Historical acceptance rate data.

Student Awards.com. Find out what scholarships and awards you may be eligible for with this very helpful free search engine

Student Loans and grants from National Association of Career Colleges (NACC). Canada Student Loans and Grants, together with provincial or territorial student assistance programs, provide Canadians from low and middle income families the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education. Up to $210 per week in federal loans for full-time students. (Provincial and territorial governments also offer student loan programs.) Up to $10,000 in federal loans for part-time students.

University Admissions: What Parents Should Know
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"Our aim is to provide an overview of the university admissions process. We discuss factors to consider in choosing universities, review the various elements of admission applications, and reveal how your student can prepare a winning application. We also review the many ways you can finance post-secondary education, including scholarships, grants and the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)."

Location: Program Room 1, Erin Meadows Library
2800 Erin Centre Blvd. Mississauga ON L5M 6R5 Canada
905-615-4750
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Admission is FREE. Registration is required. (Limited to 30).
For more information and to register, please call Mississauga Central Library, Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
This program is presented in partnership with VerveSmith Independent Educational Consultants.

Working in Mental Health in Ontario. Community Mental Health Careers in Ontario. Site includes Job postings at the local and regional level, Student placement opportunities, and Listing of Ontario College and University programs offering mental health training, grants and scholarships.

Yconic.com. Join for free membership. Resources include: Scholarships and Contests, Money 101.

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