In order to participate in the secondary school level DSBN Skills Challenges, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Attend a DSBN secondary school
  • Possess Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status and Ontario residency
  • Be less than 22 years of age as of December 31 in the competition year
  • Be enrolled in a subject related to the area of the contest in which they will compete, OR have completed a senior level course in that subject area and/or co-operative education placement related to their contest area
  • Have been earning high school credits any time during the current school year
  • Complete the online registration process in full within the designated time frame
  • Students enrolled in OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) will be considered secondary level students as long as the other requirements are met