Over 7,500 of Ontario’s finest taking over downtown Toronto for 3 days of fierce competition and professional development.

The second competition of the year invites qualifying students to continue to compete in their chosen category from the Regional Competition. Students who did not qualify at the Regionals may choose to participate in the Leadership Development Academy (LDA).  This two-day competition is loaded with award ceremonies, sponsor showcases with a scavenger hunt and draws, and evening entertainment.  Achievement at the Provincials will determine who will compete in their categories at the International Career Development Conference.

February 7 – 9, 2019

Toronto Sheraton Centre

123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON  M5H 2M9

CAD 60+

The cost of the competition varies based on registration package chosen.

Online Registration and payment for Provincials is due beginning of December

See your DECA Advisor for specific details


2019 Tentative Agenda        Provincials Programme       Provincials Registration Package  (updated November 27)             Provincial Hotel Liability Terms and Conditions

The following Written events will be expected to write a multiple choice exam for the Provincials competition.  NONE of the other 30-page papers have this requirement.

MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE EVENTS :  IMCE, IMCS  and IMCP  events WILL WRITE the  Marketing Cluster exam. (formerly ADC, FMP  and SEPP)
PROFESSIONAL SELLING AND CONSULTING EVENTS :  HTPS  event WILL WRITE the  Hospitality Cluster exam., FCE event WILL WRITE the Finance Cluster exam and the PSE  event WILL WRITE the Marketing Cluster exam.

Future Provincials dates

February 9 – 11, 2020  | Toronto, Ontario


The top regional competitors in the Individual Series Events, Principles Events, Team Decision Making Events, Marketing Representative Events, Professional Selling and Consulting Events, and Business Management and Entrepreneurship Events challenge each other at the Provincial Competition for a chance to earn a spot to the International Career Development Conference.

Learn More         Tabulation of Provincial Scores        How to Read the Provincials results


Written Events

Presenting fully developed business proposals, these events are not for the faint-hearted. Following very specific guidelines, our written event competitors are evaluated on their pragmatism, evidence-based decision making, and attention to detail.

2018 Written Events Information page

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Leadership Academies

Sharpening their tools for a better future, participants in the leadership academies engage in a full day of professional development and training led by industry professionals and leadership development professionals.

Learn More

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Top 8 in Orals and Top 7 in Writtens eligible to attend ICDC                               
2015 2016 2017 2018

2018 Provincials
All Principle and Written Events were sectioned which means that only the top one or two from each Judge section moved on to the Internationals REGARDLESS of score.  Sectioning helps to eliminate judge bias but it’s difficult to explain to students that even though they have an overall mark that is higher than one of the competitors going, that they did not qualify.  The ranking according to Judge section matters and not the overall score.  Click on link to see How Results are Tabulated.  If the event had a test, it was indeed factored into the overall score.



Hotel Information

2019 DECA Ontario officially designated DECA hotel properties (MUST book through DECA Ontario)

Toronto Sheraton CentreChelsea Hotel
123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9 (416) 361-100033 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4 (416) 595-1975
Certificate of Insurance (Sheraton) Certificate of Insurance (Chelsea)
Sheraton Check-in Procedures

Reservation Numbers (Sheraton)
Reservation Numbers (Chelsea)
Sheraton Floor PlanChelsea Floor Plan
Halal CertificateEmergency Procedures (Chelsea)
Sheraton Assigned Dinner SeatingChelsea Dinners
Sheraton Assigned Luggage Storage Rooms
Sheraton Clean Team Program