**** Star Websites
Government Post Secondary sites:
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities: www.tcu.gov.on.ca
This is the ‘master’ site which will lead you to info about OSAP, the 30% tuition grant, info on apprenticeships and all kinds of other useful sites.
OUAC - Ontario Universities Application Centre: www.ouac.on.ca
Place to find links to eInfo, CUDO, as well as to register university applications and monitor or respond to university offers of entry.
eInfo – www.electronicinfo.ca/en/index.php
Can be searched by program or by school, with a searchable scholarship list, admission criteria, info about campus visits, connections to individual universities re comparative residence costs, tuition and related fees, collaborative univ/college programs: you can register and set up a comparison chart for 5 schools at a time re specific programs offered. It can also be accessed through OUAC.
CUDO – www.cou.on.ca/statistics/cudo.aspx
Run by the Council of Ontario Universities, this is a huge data source of key statistics about all of Ontario’s universities. You can access it directly at this website, or through OUAC, or by searching CUDO on any server, which allows you to go directly to the university whose info you want; this also provides the year of the latest data available for that university: generally two years earlier.
OCAS- Ontario Colleges Application Service: www.ontariocollges.ca
Parallel system for college information and applications; it has less comparative and financial data but is very easy to navigate and provides info about each course offered re which terms it is available in and which still have spaces open.
OSAP – Ontario Student Assistance Program: www.osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/Tools/OSAPAidFinder
Will let you get an estimate for the grant/loan/tuition grants for which you may qualify. including Ontario’s 30% off tuition plan for Ontario residence college and university students.
Provides info about the 150 apprenticeship trades in the four areas: construction, industrial/manufacturing, motive power, and service: over 120,000 young people are in these programs in any given year in Ontario.
Labour Market stats : www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/labourmarket/employmentprofiles
Check off job categories and it will provide the specific % of college grads employed in jobs related to their training in that occupation/industry within 6 months of graduation.
Canadian government site which has info about all post secondary institutions, including universities colleges, and private training schools: some of the latter may not be OSAP certified.
American Online Education Site:
Online University / College Info: www.oedb.org/degrees/fine-arts
An American site—the Open Education Database—in use since c. 2007, this lists accredited online, specialty and campus based colleges in the US; it is updated yearly and offers a wide variety of info on program admissions, graduates , and solid statistical data re programs. If you are interested in online education, Athabaska Univ. and Royal Roads Univ. offer excellent, inexpensive, well ranked Canadian programs whose credits transfer more easily to Canadian on-campus programs.
Arts Careers & Service Organizations sites: Ontario
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Provides info about future jobs and careers in Ontario—has a YouTube site and list of universities with info about how each one connects students with jobs after graduation.
Cultural Careers Council Ontario: www.workinculture.ca
Information about training, education and careers in the cultural sector: very useful if you are looking for a possible summer internship or job possibility as well.
Carfac Ontario: www.carfacontario.ca
Establishes industry standards in the visual, media and craft based arts.
Dance Ontario: www.danceontario.ca
Ontario Arts Council: www.arts.on.ca
Ontario Crafts Council: www.craft.on.ca
Toronto Arts Council: www.torontoartscouncil.org
Theatre Ontario: www.theatreontario.org
Arts Careers & Service Organizations sites: Canada-wide:
Canada Council for the Arts: www.canadacouncil.ca
Canadian Film Centre: www.cfccreates.com
Canadian Institute for Theatrical Technicians: www.citt.org
Justin’s Theatre Links: www.theatrelinks.com
Info for students, teachers, theatre professionals compiled in Australia and with resources from around the world re theatre, drama, education, tech and design, scripts
Music Canada: www.musiccanada.com
Playwrights Guild of Canada: www.playwrightsguild.ca
Scholarship & Awards sites:
www.studentawards.com: free Canadian scholarships search service.
www.ScholarshipsCanada.com: sign in, build profile and search for scholarships relevant to you.
www.cmsf.ca : Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation Awards for leadership and community service.
www.aucc.ca : Association of Universities and Colleges listing of scholarships, exchange programs, and research grants.
www.univforum.com/canadian-scholarships.html : scholarships available to students at Canadian universities, with alpha index by school and by area of study if relevant.
www.canadian-universities.net/Scholarships: directory of prizes, awards, bursaries, scholarships in universities and colleges in Canada.