In Ontario, we have recently seen the closures of several post secondary school and other institutions, including the University of Northern Ontario, St. Clair College, Sault College and Algonquin College in Ottawa. This has raised many questions about which school will be next and what students should do if they don’t want to be left without a place to go after graduating high school.

To help students make more informed decisions about their higher education options, I have created this comprehensive guide on post secondary school closures in Ontario and how students can plan ahead to avoid being left without one at all.

Saving Money and Maintaining Educational Quality

The recent announcement of post secondary school closures in Ontario has caused quite a stir. Many students and parents are wondering what this means for the future of their education. While the decision may seem like a cost-saving measure, it’s important to consider the long-term effects of such a move.

Quality of education is important, and closing schools could have a negative impact on the quality of education available to students in the province. For example, if nearby colleges or universities close, some high school graduates might not be able to afford an expensive university tuition without saving money from a summer job or bursary.

Some experts have also noted that closing these post secondary institutions will result in the loss of jobs for teachers and staff members who would need to be relocated as well as equipment that would need to be disposed of.

Changes to University Funding

As of right now, it is unclear how the changes to university funding will affect students. The government has said that they are still committed to making post-secondary education affordable, but it is hard to say how this will play out in reality. For now, students should continue to apply to schools and plan for their future as best they can.

The situation is fluid and things could change at any time, so it is important to stay informed and be prepared for anything. One option for graduating high school students may be to apply for apprenticeships or co-op placements before considering college or university applications. These placements are also a great way to get work experience if you’re not quite sure what career path you want to pursue yet.

Post Secondary School Closures in Ontario – The Impact on Students

The announcement of all post secondary school closures in Ontario has left many students feeling uncertain about their future. For those who have already applied to universities, they may be wondering if their application will still be considered. For those who were planning on attending college or university in the fall, they may be scrambling to figure out what to do next. The closure of post-secondary schools will have a ripple effect on the economy and society as a whole.

We spoke to some students to get their thoughts on the matter. I’m really nervous about what I’m going to do now. says one student from Ottawa. I was just accepted into Queens for Law and that is not happening now.
Another student from Ottawa says It’s really disappointing because I had just found my new home at Western University. It’s really disappointing because I had just found my new home at Western University.


The news comes after years of declining enrolment rates and high costs of attendance for universities, colleges, and trade schools which led to a drastic funding shortfall for higher education institutions.

Options for Students and Parents

The closure of all schools in Ontario is a unprecedented move designed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means that all students currently attending post-secondary institutions will have to finish their semester online. While this is not ideal, it is the best way to keep everyone safe.

Here are some options for students and parents who want to continue education

  1. Apply to another school or university with an open campus
  2. Attend an international school in Canada or abroad
  3. Complete your program through distance learning or correspondence courses

Options for Private Colleges and Universities

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many post-secondary schools have had to close their doors. This has left students and parents scrambling to figure out what’s next. For those considering private colleges and universities, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, you should be aware that tuition is much higher at these institutions than it is at public ones. On top of this, they may not offer a student loan option like the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP). As such, you’ll need to take this into account when figuring out how you’re going to pay for your education.

Tips and Tricks when Searching for New Schools

Now that the announcement has been made that all post secondary schools in Ontario will be closed for the foreseeable future, students are scrambling to figure out what their next steps are. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you with your search:

  •  Talk to your parents or guardians about your options.They might have some good ideas about where to look or who to talk to. If they don’t know any helpful people, don’t hesitate to use your phone! Try getting on social media and contact old friends from high school or family members you haven’t seen in years – someone is bound to know someone with a connection that can help you find a new school.


  • Look at online reviews of other universities/colleges in Canada and make an educated decision based on these reviews.

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