With the resources available for Crees to pursue training or post-secondary education, there is no time like to present to invest in one’s education.
From the business world to careers in health, tourism or child care, employment opportunities abound for the Crees, particularly when it comes to skilled workers possessing certificates or degrees in their fields of choice.
Though there are many programs available within the Cree Nation through the vocational and post secondary programs that the Cree School Board has developed, many Crees flock to southern Quebec or Ontario to continue their education.
Starting with what is available in the north, the Nation presents a compilation of options for further education and where the programs can be found. We hope it will help make selecting a new path in life easier for students of every age.
Programs tailored for Crees
The Cree School Board’s Regional Vocational Training Centre provides a number of programs tailored to the needs of the Cree student. Not only does this school provide time off for Crees to take traditional breaks, the Waswanipi campus offers dormitories that can accommodate couples and even families of four.
If you are looking to study close to home in any of the following fields, look no further than studying at in the north, amongst other Crees.
This 1350-hour program is ideal for those who would like to learn basic accounting skills such as calculation and preparation of bills, invoices, receipts and payments for a business. The program features instruction on how to manage petty cash, produce payrolls, price calculation, accounting tasks and fiscal year-end activities, income-tax preparation and accounting systems.
This program is ideal for anyone looking to do basic accounting in business or as a first step to prepare for higher learning in accounting.
Health, Assistance and Nursing
Though this specific course does not graduate registered nurses, it is an ideal program for those who wish to work under a nursing staff as a practical nurse or nurse’s aid. Graduates from this program could also work with medical practitioners or other health care workers in a variety of facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, extended-care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors’ offices, clinics, companies, private homes and community health centres.
This 1800-hour course trains for basic nursing tasks. These include taking vital signs, applying sterile dressings, ensuring infection control, monitoring nutritional intake and conducting specimen collection. With this training one could also administer medication and observe its effects, provide pre-operative and post-operative personal and comfort care and monitor established respiratory therapy and intravenous therapy.
This course is ideal for those looking to see if the medical field is right for them and is great for those looking to continue their training to become registered nurses.
With construction booming in the north, carpentry is increasingly a safe bet for well-paid jobs in a growing industry.
Carpentry is about working with wood. A graduate of this program would be constructing, erecting, maintaining and repairing wood structures, wood substitutes and other materials.
This 1350-hour program aims to train its graduates to perform at an acceptable level of output. The structures that are emphasized include: concrete forms, wood frames and steel bulkheads, projects that involve making joints, assembly work, erecting and repairing wood and metal parts, applying interior and exterior finishes and landscaping.
A professional cooking course prepares students to work in a variety of professional kitchens: restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, Elder’s homes and other facilities that produce food in a professional environment.
In this1350-hour program, students learn safe and proper food preparation, how to use cooking tools and kitchen equipment, appropriate cooking techniques, preparation of fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, game, fish and seafood; to make soups, basic dough, pastries, hors d’oeuvres and showpieces for cold buffets. Students will also prepare and serve various menus such as breakfast, table d’hôte, à la Carte and buffets.
For those with a flare for style and who are good with their hands, hairdressing is a trusted trade that incorporates both precision and creativity.
Students who graduate from this 1455-hour program will learn the skills required to perform hairdressing using all of the hygiene, health and safety guidelines in the profession. They will also learn about caustic and corrosive products, how to analyze a client’s scalp and hair, how to counsel the customer when it comes to selecting a style that goes with their face, look and personality, coloration techniques, cutting, setting and styling. They also learn complimentary tasks such as trimming and shaving or beards, sideburns and moustaches and also how to accomplish reception and sales tasks.
Household Appliance Repair
For those who are just handy or love to repair broken appliances, this 1350-hour program may just be the thing for you. It’s a basic repair course for small and large appliances, such as electrical lawn and garden equipment, power tools, refrigerators and even air conditioners.
Graduates from this program work in repair shops, appliance service companies and repair departments of retail and wholesale establishments.
This program not only teaches students the repair aspect of this industry but how to deal with their clients when it comes to writing up estimates, consulting the customer and how to read work orders.
This 1800-hour program is all about learning how to provide support to customers experiencing difficulty with computers.
The program teaches basic information technology: computing and network establishment, operation and maintenance. Students learn how to coordinate wide area networks (LANs and WANs), mainframe networks, hardware, software and related computer equipment. Students also learn web technician skills to set up and maintain Internet and intranet web sites and web server hardware and software, and to monitor and optimize network connectivity and performance.
Graduates can work in any business that requires in-house IT services; from small business to large-scale businesses. Supervisors of computer and network operators and web technicians are included in this group.
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Heavy Equipment Mechanics repair and maintain equipment currently in regular use in the north on construction sites and in the mining sector.
Those who take this 1800-course learn the skills required to check and repair a variety of heavy equipment to ensure it is functioning safely. The program includes maintenance of hydraulic clutches and brakes, ordinary and semi-automatic transmissions, steering gear boxes, suspensions and driving shafts of tractors, heavy trucks and other machines on building sites. It also includes maintenance of diesel engines.
People in this field not only seek out the cause of equipment breakdowns, they also work to prevent them through proper machine maintenance.
Class 1 Truck Driving
Anyone who has ever yearned for a life on the road and enjoys solitude might just want to invest in the 615-hour truck-driving course.
Students learn defensive and fuel-efficient driving, courtesy behind the wheel, professionalism in the field, time management, handling of unexpected events and emergencies and positive image projection.
This course is ideal for anyone who has ever wanted to travel on wheels independently.
Plumbing and Heating
This 1500-hour course trains students to identify, install, maintain, repair and modify drainage systems, venting systems, and hot and cold water supply systems. Students will also learn the Québec Plumbing Code.
This course teaches students to solve problems related to water heaters; to interpret plumbing and heating plans for single and multiple-unit residences; to install, adjust and maintain pumps; and to assess the needs related to the installation of a septic tank and to sketch it and to test for water tightness.
As no home is complete without cabinets, cabinetmakers are also in demand wherever houses are being built.
This 1650-hour program teaches students to make simple cabinets for new homes. They learn to design and make patterns, templates, jigs and fixtures for cabinets. They will also learn to construct wood furniture, furniture with carved, veneered or curved parts, furniture made of sheet materials, decorative woodwork and staircases; to install finished pieces; produce veneering and parquetry designs; carve simple designs; and to repair and restore furniture.
Apprenticeships outside of the communities are available to enable beginning carpenters to train under a professional in order to achieve the title of master cabinet maker.
For more information on any of these programs that are offered through the Cree School Board, go to www.cscree.qc.ca/Establishments/Vocational/Programs.htm
Through the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, Hydro Quebec is committed to employ a minimum of 150 qualified Cree employees by a 2017 deadline. As a result of this, the Niskamoon Corporation created the Hydro Quebec Cree Permanent Employment Program.
Through Niskamoon, two vocational training programs and two technical training programs relating to different positions are available to the Crees as well as upgrading programs to ensure the success of Cree students.
The upgrading programs consist of mainly French-language training, as the majority of the four programs will be delivered to students in French. While studying these programs, students will have access to regular financial support available through the CSB. If a potential student is not already fluent in French, these programs will get them up to speed.
The two Vocational (DEP) programs are the Automated Systems Electro-Mechanics (DEP 5281) and the Industrial Construction and Maintenance Mechanics (DEP 5260). Both of these programs are two years long.
The Automated Systems Electro-Mechanics is administered at the Centre Polymétier in Rouyn-Noranda. The course is taught in French and requires applicants to have completed Secondary 4 or that they be 18 years old and pass a General Development Test with Secondary 4 Math and/ or pass a High School Equivalency Test and that they be fluent in French.
The Industrial Construction and Maintenance Mechanics program is taught at the Centre de formation professionnelle de la Jamésie in Chibougamau. This course is also taught in French and applicants are required to have completed Secondary 4 or that they be 18 years old and pass a General Development Test with Secondary 4 Math and/ or pass a High School Equivalency Test. This program also requires French fluency.
The two technical programs offered through Niskamoon are the Industrial Electronics in Instrumentation and Automation and the Electronics Technology in Telecommunications/Computers. Both of these programs are three years long and students will graduate with college diplomas from these programs.
The Industrial Electronics in Instrumentation and Automation course is taught at the CÉGEP de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue in Rouyn-Noranda. The course is taught in French and applicants are required to have a High School Diploma with Math 436 and Physical Science 436 and they must be fluent in French.
The Electronics Technology in Telecommunications/Computers is seeking a new venue of instruction. The requirements for this program are a High School Diploma with Math 436 and Physical Science 436 and all applicants must be fluent in French.
For more information on these programs go to www.niskamoon.org
Cégep St. Félicien
For any Cree who’s ever dreamed of becoming a registered nurse but did not want to stray too far from the communities, there is a program that is adapted specifically to the needs of the Cree communities at Cégep St. Félicien.
In 2008 the Cégep developed a truly unique nursing program that is geared specifically to ensure the success of Cree students.
Not only is this the only English-language nursing program available within James Bay, rather than offering the regular three-year registered nursing program, St. Félicien offers a four-year program that allows Cree students to take courses at an adapted pace. This is the same program offered by L’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, which usually runs two years in other institutions. The St. Félicien program has been adapted to a four-year program so to accommodate the educational and cultural needs of Cree students.
This makes the program ideal for anyone who wishes to study while parenting a young family or caring for older family members. Students not only get cultural breaks but a bit of extra time to study or keep up with familial responsibilities.
The Ministry of Education, Cégep St. Félicien, Cree Human Resources Development, Cree School Board, Cree Health Board and Emploi Quebec all came together as partners to create this program as a means of addressing the Cree communities’ need to hire 100 new nurses.
Cégep St. Félicien offers this program at the Centre d’études collégiales à Chibougamau. For more information, go to www.cstfelicien.qc.ca/ or contact your local guidance counselor or CHRD representative.
Cégep St. Félicien’s Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean campus also offers pre-university courses with unique career programs.
St. Félicien’s Natural Wildlife Technique programs are based on sustainable development and the school claims this sets them apart from other Cégeps offering similar programs. For the first three semesters students study the same core material, but at the end of the program they are asked to select an area of specialization for the following three semesters. They include: Forest Resources Management, Wildlife Management, Management and Interpretation of the heritage and Environmental Protection.
St. Félicien also boasts a unique, three-tiered tourism program with options of specializing in Tourism Customer Services, Tourism Goods and Services Marketing or Tourism Enterprise Management. Also appealing is that students do not have to take the program three years consecutively but can take time off to accommodate life needs.
Both of these program lead to collegial diplomas (DEC) and are three-year programs. All of the programs offered at their Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean campuses are available only in French. To find out more about Cégep de Saint-Félicien, go to: www.cstfelicien.qc.ca
Centre d’études collégiales à Chibougamau
For those looking to transition into a college program but don’t have all the necessary credits or simply want to brush up a little before entering into a pre-university or career program, this institution has just the thing.
The Centre d’études collégiales à Chibougamau offers a one-year college-credit integration course geared at helping Cree students acquire the skills and confidence they need to take the next step.
Like the nursing program, this sector allows for cultural breaks and scheduled time off so that students can return to their communities periodically.
A variety of basic courses are offered in this program: Math 536, Remedial English, Introduction to College English, Introduction to business administration, Basic French 1 and 2 and many others.
For more information: www.cec-chibougamau.qc.ca/transition.htm
Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue- Access to College Program
The Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue offers another transition course for those looking to settle into Val d’Or and continue their studies there at either a Cegep or University level.
The goal is to help Aboriginal students transition into academic life in Val d’Or while trying to choose the post-secondary education path they would like to follow. Students can immerse themselves in college courses before picking a specific program. This program is also ideal for students who did not get into their program of choice on the first try, are waiting for a program to begin or are looking to make up program prerequisites.
For more information: cegepat.qc.ca/premieresnations/English/index.htm
L’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
With their new First Nations Pavilion, UQAT is now hosts a bevy of programs in English to Aboriginal students of the north.
Under their programs for First Nations, UQAT offers certificates in Administration, Accounting and Human Resource Management as well as a Multidisciplinary certificate that helps students improve their communication and management skills.
Also in English, UQAT also offers two different Bachelors programs, one in Preschool Education and Primary Teaching and another in Social Work.
Under the First Nations programs, the Human Resource Management, Administration and Multidisciplinary certificates are available in French as are Bachelors degrees in Aboriginal Studies and Teaching French as a Second Language in an Aboriginal Context.
More information can be found at: www.uqat.ca/firstnations/offeredprograms.asp
Cégep in the South
Many Crees still go south for Cégep or for a career program that is not offered in the north. These students have the option of going public or private, much like the secondary school system.
On the island of Montreal, there are three different public anglophone Cégeps and a series of private institutions that offer Cégep courses, some featuring specialized programming. Of note here is that each school has their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to specific programs. This kind of information might be better obtained from a local guidance counselor because courses vary tremendously among institutions that offer hundreds of programs.
On the other hand, when it comes to technical programs or three-year career programs and specialized services for Aboriginal students, there is one Cégep that is unique.
John Abbott College
Located in picturesque Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue on the western tip of the island of Montreal, John Abbott College offers a wide variety of both pre-university and career programs away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The school has over 5,000 daytime students and 2,200 continuing education students that from all over Quebec, Canada and beyond.
John Abbott offers unique programs to Aboriginal students, including the Pathways to a Career Program for Cree Students to prep students from the north for either pre-university programs or career programs.
Not only is this program geared at helping students explore their options when it comes to selecting a career path and to adapt to college life far away from home, students can get a head start on courses that they will have to take as part of their regular DEC (Diplôme d’études collégiales.)
Crees are also offered sheltered English courses to increase their chances of success in regular English courses. This program is designed as a two-semester course
For more information about it: www.johnabbott.qc.ca
Something else that John Abbott exclusively offers in English is their Police Technology Program (A.E.C. JCA.0Q) for First Nations and Inuit Students.
The program is an intensive 900-hour program for First Nations and Inuit students only. It leads to an “Attestation d’études collégiales” (A.E.C.JCA.0Q) in Police Technology. Those who complete this course will be qualified to attend the 17-week basic training program at the École nationale de police du Québec in Nicolet to become police officers.
For more information: www.johnabbott.qc.ca
John Abbott College is also the only English Cégep in Montreal to offer career programs such as Dental Hygiene, Information and Library Technologies, Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care.
In collaboration with Emploi Quebec, JAC also offers part time Information Technology courses for those who are already working.
In addition, JAC offers several more programs than what is listed here for both daytime students and those seeking out continuing education and in both of the pre-university and career domains.
For more information on whether John Abbott has what you are looking for, go to: http://www.johnabbott.qc.ca
Located in the heart of the city, Montreal’s Dawson College boasts over 10,000 students enrolled in day and nighttime courses in over 50 different fields of study. For those who are interested in going to a school where there is always something going on in an urban environment, Dawson is the place to be.
Dawson College is particularly known for its competitive Fine Arts program and it is the only Anglophone Cegep in Montreal to offer a pre-university travel/tourism program.
In terms of career and technical programs, Dawson offers a wide range of arts, design, specialized medical and Information technology programs that the other Cégeps do not.
They include: 3D Animation and Computer Generated Imagery, Illustration and Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Professional Photography, Professional Theatre, Biomedical Laboratory Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Diagnostic Imaging, Electronic Engineering Technology, Laboratory Technology-Analytical Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Radiation Technology, Community Recreation Leadership Technology, Computer Science Technology and Social Service.
Dawson offers many other programs that the other Cegeps do as well as a many number of specialized pre-university courses. To find out more about what Dawson College offers and whether this institution is right for you, go to: www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
Located in the north end of Montreal, Vanier College offers its own specializations, particularly in that it is the only one of the three public Anglophone Cégeps that offers fully accredited music programs. Vanier also offers a number of double DECs as they call them where students can do all of the core courses in two different domains in a three-year period as pre-university courses.
Vanier offers a Modern Languages and Music double DEC as well as double DECs for Science and Music and Social Science and Music.
In terms of Career Programs Vanier also has its portfolio of programs that are not offered at other institutions.
The career programs that Vanier exclusively offers are as follows: Animal Health Technology, Architectural Technology, Building Systems Engineering Technology, Computerized Systems Technology, Early Childhood Education, Environmental and Wildlife Technology, Industrial Electronics, Office Systems Technology: Micropublishing and Hypermedia, Professional Music and Song Techniques, Respiratory and Anesthesia Technology and Special Care Counseling. For more information on Vanier College to go: www.vaniercollege.qc.ca
Please note that all of these institutions offer programs such as nursing, various business and administration courses and many other varieties of programs. What is listed is exclusive to the institution.
Montreal also has a great number of private institutions that offer collegial or Cégep level instruction in a private setting. Some students are drawn to these particular institutions because they offer specialized programming that is not offered at other institutions, or they have more intensive programs that result in faster graduation, or there are smaller classroom settings with more individual attention. Private institutions charge varying rates of tuition. Not all of the programs offered at these institutions lead to a DEC or college diploma so it is important to verify this if you are planning to go on to a higher learning institute afterwards.
Here is a taste of what Montreal has to offer in terms of English Language private colleges.
Unlike Quebec’s Cegep network, Marianopolis charges tuition that is almost as much as that which is charged by universities in the province. Marianopolis only offers pre-university academic programs that lead to a DEC but no other career programs so that their focus is uniquely on graduating students who will go on to higher learning.
Marianopolis offers the standard science, social science, commerce, creative arts, literature, languages, music, arts and science, and music pre-university programs. They also offer a number of double DEC courses. To find out more: www.marianopolis.edu
Inter Dec College / Lasalle College
Inter Dec College and Lasalle College are sister schools located within the same institution. They specialize in different areas; Inter Dec offers career training in a number of fields but does not provide students with the necessary credits to graduate with a DEC. They instead offer specialized courses where students graduate with Attestations of Collegial Studies (AEC), Diplomas of Professional Studies (DEP) or In-House Diplomas (AE). This school is geared towards those who want to get out on the job market immediately and may already have some training.
Both schools are bilingual, offering programs in both English and French and both schools are known for their prestige.
The following programs are available at Inter Dec College: Artistic Makeup-Fashion and Beauty, Massotherapy, Aesthetic Care, Hairdressing, Interior Design, Set and Prop Design, Video Games, Commercial Photography, Video Editing, Graphic Design and 2D/3D Animation.
Lasalle College offers a unique selection of pre-university and technical DEC programs, all of which lead either to accelerated university studies or integration straight into the job market. Many of the English-language programs they offer are not available elsewhere in Quebec.
Available at Lasalle are the following: Fashion Design DEC, Fashion Marketing DEC, Tourism DEC, Hotel Management DEC, Professional Cooking DEP, Computer Science Technology DEC, Development for Web 2.0 AEC, Insurance and Financial Management Services DEC, SME Accounting AEC, Early Childhood Education DEC, and a Special Care Counselling DEC.
Lasalle also offers a number of online learning programs. To find out more about these two institutions go to: www.collegeinterdec.com or www.collegelasalle.com/
For those looking for a career in the entertainment industry, particularly when it comes to sound, spinning music, and audio and video production, Trebas Institute has a lot to offer.
A private career college, Trebas offers the following four programs that are geared at getting the student into the entertainment job market immediately after graduation: Studio Recording and Live Sound, Sound Design, DJ Arts and Technology, Music Business Administration and Film and Television Production and Post Production.
For more information: www.trebas.com
Montreal is world famous for the high-quality education at its universities. Established in 1821, McGill University is one of Canada’s oldest universities.
While finding a specific program at a collegial level may be more difficult because there are so many institutions offering varying programs that may not be available at the next institution, by the time someone is graduating from college they generally have an idea what their next move could be or which institution might offer the better program in that field.
For those looking to plot out their the course of their academic life from college through university, it might be best to do individual research on these institutions as they offer such a broad spectrum of programs in so many different fields. To find out more on each of Montreal’s universities, check out the following web links:
McGill University: www.mcgill.ca/
Université du Québec à Montréal: www.uqam.ca
Université de Montréal:
Eastern Ontario Schools
While many James Bay Cree stay in Quebec to complete their academic studies, mothers are drawn to Ontario learning institutions to broaden their academic horizons and seek out new career paths. Here is a sampling of eastern Ontario colleges; some with and without specific Aboriginal-adapted learning programs.
With campuses in Ottawa, Perth and Pembroke, Algonquin College offers over 140 programs to their students to chose from. Though it may be a large institution, according to their literature, Algonquin nurtures a friendly, small-college atmosphere.
Algonquin also offers a one-year Certificate Program in Aboriginal Studies for those interested in studying Canada’s first peoples. For more information: www.algonquincollege.com
Offering vast amounts of Aboriginal content, Thunder Bay’s Lakehead University has programs that focus specifically on Aboriginal languages and the instruction of those languages for teachers.
Offering programs to help Native students adapt to college life with their Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services, academic, individual and cultural support is available to students.
Lakehead also offers an Honours Bachelors of Aboriginal Education, programs in Indigenous Learning that focus on understanding Aboriginal history, philosophy, culture and values, and a Native Languages Instructor program.
There are also two programs geared at integrating Native students into college life: the Native Access Program, a nine-month course to help students transition, and a Native Nurses Entry Program, which also runs nine months and is geared at getting Native students up to speed for the mainstream nursing program.
For more information: www.lakeheadu.ca/
Sudbury’s Laurentian University is one of only two bilingual universities in Canada. With 9,000 full time students, the institution has a fairly large Aboriginal student population and offers a number of services specifically geared towards them.
At Laurentian there are Native Student Services, The Laurentian University Native Education Council, a Native Liaison Office, Native Human Services, a Native Student Association and of course a Native Studies Department.
In collaboration with Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, the two universities also recently opened the first new medical school in Ontario in over 30 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
For more information on Lakehead: www.laurentian.ca
Offering mainly undergraduate studies, North Bay’s Nipissing University was founded in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian University. The school became independent in 1992. Nipissing offers a number of arts, sciences and professional programs.
Nipissing offers an entire department to assist Aboriginal students in successfully completing their degrees, with everything from academic and cultural support, activities and employment and career opportunities.
Of note, Nipissing offers an Aboriginal Teacher Certificate Program, a Native Classroom Assistant Diploma Program, a Native Special Education Assistant Diploma Program and hosts an entire Native Studies Department.
For more information on Nipissing University: www.nipissingu.ca
University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa first opened its doors in 1848, almost two decades before Queen Victoria chose the city as the capital of the new country of Canada. Today the university offers an Aboriginal Resource Centre as well as Aboriginal specific programming, such as a minor in Aboriginal Studies through the Faculty of Arts and a Baccalaureate in Education through the Native Teacher Education Program.
The school also has an Aboriginal Legal Services Division to offer free legal aid to those who need it outside of the university.
Of special interest is Ottawa U’s coveted Aboriginal Health Program, which is offered through the Faculty of Medicine. This program has a specific mandate to graduate 100 new Aboriginal physicians by 2010. Aboriginal medical students across the country are competing for seats in this prestigious program.
For information: www.uottawa.ca
Carleton has a number of services geared directly towards an Aboriginal student body.
Starting with their Aboriginal Enriched Support Program, Carleton offers specific studies are tailored to support aboriginal students making the transition into higher education. The program features aboriginal content in a first-year seminar course, and two elective courses of the students’ choice. Academic and social support in the form of mentors, coaches, advising and workshops that supplement the electives is also made available to the students in the AESP. Successful completion of three credits in AESP with a C+ average permits student’s admission into most B.A. programs. This program offers alternative admission to students who have been out of school for a while, or may not have the grades to get into a degree program in first year.
The school is particularly focused on recruiting Aboriginal students through their Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education, which also seeks to retain these students along with other Aboriginal faculty and staff.
Carleton University also offers an Aboriginal Studies and the North as a special area of scholarship, leading to a degree of Master of Arts within the School of Canadian Studies.
Courses in Inuktitut, Cree, Ojibway or Algonquin are also offered at Carleton, depending on the semester through their Indigenous Languages-School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.
For more information on Carleton: www.carleton.ca
In terms of what Ontario has to offer in terms of post secondary education, this is just a sampling. For more help in selecting an Ontario institution of learning that is right for you, contact your local guidance counsellor.