More than 11,000 expected at Ontario College Information Fair

College increases in popularity as 84% of Ontario college grads find employment within six months

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Every Ontario college will come together to help prospective students get information on degrees, graduate certificates, diplomas and apprenticeship programs, all in one location on October 19 and 20.

The annual Ontario College Information Fair (OCIF) is the largest event of its kind in the province, drawing more than 11,000 high school students, adult learners, teachers, guidance counselors and parents last year.

OCIF will take place at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place (100 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto) on October 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on October 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

The popularity of Ontario college programs continues to increase as potential students recognize the flexibility, innovation and economic benefits of colleges.

According to, colleges are leading technology and workforce development, and are preparing their students for success in current and future career opportunities.

In addition to informational booths, there will be presentations made by the host GTA colleges, including Centennial, George Brown, Humber, Seneca, Sheridan and The Michener Institute. Sessions will cover topics such as financial aid, career planning, how to apply for college and credit transfers.

Facts about Ontario colleges:

  • 95 per cent of graduates would recommend their colleges to someone else
  • 88 per cent of graduates would recommend their specific programs
  • International enrolment is continuing to increase, with more than 28,000 international students in 2014-15.


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SOURCE Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

For further information: Lisa Pires, Seneca Media Relations, 416-491-5050 ext. 77018,

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