Northwest Employment Works (NEW)

NEW is an Employment Ontario Assessment Centre offering a wide range of resources, supports and service components to respond to the employment needs and careers of individuals.

NEW Dryden’s Facebook page can be found here.

Youth focused programs are listed here:

Youth Job Connection (YJC)

Youth Job Link (YJL)

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University & College Applications

Equal Opportunity Deadlines are:  applications are still being accepted even though equal opportunity deadlines have passed.

Ontario Colleges – Feb. 1, 2018

Ontario Universities – Jan. 17, 2018


SAT Dates at DHS – 2017/18 completed for this year, 2018/19 dates will be announced in September 2018.  

November 4, 2017

May 5, 2018

Register at


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Confederation College Bound – Early Acceptance Program

Confederation Bound:  Early Acceptance Program.  Dryden High can refer up to 5 students who are in grade 11. This is an annual program with a deadline usually in February, please watch this site for updates.

The program is designed to encourage grade 11 students to consider a future at Confederation College.  Students accepted will receive an Entrance Award of $1000.00 paid in 2 installments.  Students will register in grade 12 through the Ontario Colleges Application Service and must meet the admission requirement of their chosen program.  Some programs are excluded from this offer.

Grade 11 students considering Confederation College can stop by the guidance office for an application and more information.

Confederation Bound Early Acceptance Program

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Open Houses & Info Days

Many Post-Secondary Institutions are offering Open Houses and Introductory Events, please check your University/College website for additional information.

University of Manitoba is holding their annual day for High School Students and Families on Thursday, February, 22, 2018.  Learn more and register at

Many Ontario Colleges and Universities have open houses during high school’s March Break.  Check out their websites to see what is happening at the university or college you are interested in.


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Information Days at DHS

Universities and Colleges will be visiting DHS throughout the year.  Information on upcoming presentations will be listed here.  If you are interested please sign up in the Guidance Office.


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Local Scholarships and Bursaries

Local Bursary/Scholarship are posted in early April.  Please watch the Local Scholarships and Bursaries link in the black box above.  Outside financial awards may be available, and have a variety of deadlines, please check the link for external information and remember this is not a complete list.

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Northwest Business Centre – Summer Company

Provides students with the opportunity to launch and run a business venture with ongoing support:  Northwest Business Centre

Transform Great Ideas Into A Real Business:  Summer Company

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