Ontario Engineering Competition

The Ontario Engineering Competition is run by students for undergraduate engineering students

It is an annual competition over a weekend in late January, where over 250 of the top engineering students from 16 Universities compete in 8 categories. The competitors invited to OEC are the top teams from their institution’s engineering competition. The top teams in each category at OEC then move on to compete in the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC). OEC brings together high caliber students with industry leaders to network and learn from each other.

OEC 2022 is being organized by U of T organizing committee. The theme is Rebuild. It will be held on January 21 – 23, 2022.

OEC 2021

For the first time ever, OEC 2021 was held online and was led by an inter-school committee of dedicated students. Click on the link below to see more about the previous event.

OEC 2020

OEC 2020 was hosted at Guelph University on January 17-19, 2020. The theme was: Improve life

OEC 2019

OEC 2019 was hosted at McMaster University on January 18-20, 2019. The theme was: Urban Development.


“Hatch is proud to be a recurring sponsor of the Ontario Engineering Competition. It is an impressive event, presenting some of the top engineering students in the province. Having judges in attendance allows us to interact directly with the students at the scheduled social events and career fair, and the competition allows us to observe how the students perform under pressure when faced with complex challenges. It is an excellent way to seek out top talent.”

Chris McGuire, P. Eng – Mine Ventilation & Refrigerations, Hatch Ltd.


“I really enjoyed my experience as a judge at OEC 2019. It was fun to be able to interact with bright, motivated students and talk to them about their ideas around the problem they were trying to solve. I was very impressed by what some students were able to accomplish in a few short hours! All of the events around the competition were a great opportunity to meet Engineering students and talk to them about GEOTAB.”

Dena Krieger, Data Scientist, GEOTAB Inc.

Let’s partner together to make this event memorable

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