The Internet offers tremendous potential to students to search and locate information about careers and post-secondary options. The biggest bonus is that they tend to be free and can be accessed from any computer. Below, a few sites with search features are described.
eInfo is an invaluable resource for students researching Ontario based universities and programs. Entrance requirements, information about residence and student life are easily searched.
The Ontario Colleges site allows students to search for programs in the college system throughout Ontario..
The Ontario Universities Applications Centre (OUAC) is the central clearinghouse of application to universities located in Ontario. All undergraduate applications as well as applications to medical schools and law faculties are administered through this organization. The site provides details about many application procedures as well as links to university home pages. International students can apply to Ontario Universities directly from this web site.
The homepage of the Ontario School Counsellors Association (OSCA) provides numerous links to information regarding education and careers in Canada.
This web site of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) provides a searchable database of university study programs, links, map locations and descriptions to Canadian institutions as well as information about the Canadian post-secondary education system for the domestic and international student.
This site at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. provides information to international students who wish to study in Canada, including some details and regulations about obtaining student visas and work permits. It also has information about Canadian Studies programs taught in U.S. institutions.
The Council of Ministers of
Education in Canada maintains this useful website which provides many valuable
links including information on study permits, cost of education, program search
and life in Canada.
This web site is specifically designed for the international students considering Canadian post-secondary options. It has comprehensive lists of institutions, details about living in Canada and other useful information. A user can set up a free account to have access to a number of useful tools.
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.
This site designed by EDge Interactive Publishing offers students access to a large number of resources such as university searches, scholarship links, virtual campus tours and career information.
This site allows students to register, submit a profile and it will let students know of scholarships that they might want to consider. This is an invaluable resource for students looking for financial solutions to their post-secondary education.
The Council of Ontario Universities provides access to much useful common data collected on Ontario educational institutions. There is an excellent section on comparing Ontario universities.
Queen's University Career Services has created an useful tool, called Major Maps, for students to plan and explore career opportunities when studying one of forty-four diverse majors the university offers.
The Globe and Mail provides this web site allowing students to compare universities based on the finding of their annual publication "The Canadian University Report".
The Canadian University Survey Consortium conducts annual surveys of student satisfcation with a variety of academic and social aspects of university life. Universities take part in this survey on a voluntary basis.
The Association of Atlantic Universities provides information about the universities on the eastern coast of Canada including the Atlantic Common University Data Set which has valuable statistical information.
This site is the starting point for application to many Alberta universities and community colleges.
This site contains information regarding applying to, studying at and living at British Columbia post-secondary institutions.
This site is the starting point for application to many British Columbia universities and community colleges.