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 6 – 8, 2020

Toronto Sheraton Centre

123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9


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

Online Registration and payment for Provincials is due December 6th, 2019

The following Written events will be expected to write a multiple choice exam for the Provincials competition.  



HTPS event WILL WRITE the  Hospitality Cluster exam.
FCE event WILL WRITE the Finance Cluster exam.
PSE event WILL WRITE the Marketing Cluster.


February 4 – 6, 2021 | Toronto, Ontario
February 10 – 12, 2022 | Toronto, Ontario


The top regional competitors in the Individual Series Events, Principles Events, Team Decision Making Events, Integrated Marketing Campaign Events, Professional Selling and Consulting Events. Chapter Team, 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.

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.

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.

Details for Delegates attending Provincials

Student Resources

Chapter Rosters with Times

2020 Provincials Name Badges (as of February 1)
Lost yours?  Print your own

Students required to write an exam
(online February 4 and February 8 for Marketing Cluster only )

Awards Ceremonies (Assigned Seating)

DECA Code of Conduct (abridged version)

Infraction Form (Provincials)

Provincials Programme

Provincials Agenda  (final)

Advisor Information

Provincials Results

2015     2016     2017     2018     2019    2020

All events will be sectioned which means that only the top one 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.


Caller (detailed description)

Series Director  (detailed description)

Timer (detailed description)

Test Presider (detailed description)

Hotel Information

2020 DECA Ontario officially designated DECA hotel properties (MUST book through DECA Ontario)

Toronto Sheraton CentreChelsea Hotel
Certificate of Insurance (Sheraton) Certificate of Insurance (Chelsea)
Sheraton Check-in Procedures

Reservation Numbers (Sheraton)
Reservation Numbers (Chelsea)
123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9 (416) 361-100033 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4 (416) 595-1975
Sheraton Floor PlanChelsea Floor Plan
Halal CertificateEmergency Procedures (Chelsea)
Sheraton Assigned Dinner SeatingChelsea Assigned Dinner Seating
Sheraton Clean Team Program