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Hats Off to You! and its Excellence in Science segment

The Hats Off to You! contest and its Excellence in Science segment showcase the determination and work of women enrolled in a vocational training or technical training program, or a bachelor’s program in science or engineering that leads to a career in a traditionally male-dominated occupation.

The contest:

  • recognizes women who choose a traditionally male-dominated occupation
  • rewards their hard work
  • promotes the academic success of women within a predominantly male group
  • provides role models for women who wish to venture off the beaten track

Eligibility for the contest

You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, have resided in Québec for at least one year, and must not have failed in more than two subjects in your last school term.

How to participate

To participate in the contest, follow these steps:

  1. Carefully read the details on how to submit an application in the Hats Off to You! or Excellence in Science guides :
    • Hats Off to You!
    • Excellence in Science
  2. Prepare the following documents in PDF, JPEG or PNG format:
    • the answers to the general questions on your career choice
    • the answers to the additional questions related to the prizes you applied for (select the prize or prizes that best match your profile)
    • a resumé (for candidates in Excellence in Science only)
    • a copy of your transcript or report card
    • the recommendation from your educational institution
  3. Complete the online registration :

Registration limit

March 3, 2023

List of prizes

The prizes awarded to the winners are worth between $2 000 and $5 000, and amount to nearly $160 000.

Awarding of prizes

Provincial prizes will be awarded on June 19, 2023, at the Hats Off to You! and Excellence in Science official ceremony.

Last update: January 9, 2023

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