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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

University Works

Our on-campus employment program is designed to help full-time undergraduate students gain useful career-related experiences. We're here to help you achieve both your personal and professional goals, with a focus on growing your résumé.

Employment opportunities are available with various departments on campus.

Domestic students

  • Eligibility

    The program is designed to help domestic students who are experiencing financial difficulties. Students must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
    • Be registered in full-time undergraduate studies in the current academic year (September to April).
      • Students registered with Student Accessibility Services must be registered in at least a 40% course load (2 classes per semester).
    • Be returning to full-time studies in the fall semester, if following the summer employment term. 
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher from your last full-time semester of study.
  • Fall and winter term

    The program runs from September to April. 

    Each position offers a maximum of 12 hours per week and pays a competitive wage.

    Application and Program Timelines 

  • Summer term

    The Summer University Works program offers a limited number of full-time summer positions for returning undergraduate students. 

    The program runs from May to August and each position offers a maximum of 35 hours per week. 

    Please note: To be eligible, you cannot be registered in more than two courses during the summer semester.

    Application and Program Timelines 

  • Apply

    Applications are available before the start of each employment term.  

    Apply Now

International students

  • Eligibility

    The program is designed to help international students who are experiencing financial difficulties. Students must:

    • Be able to obtain a Social Insurance Number. Contact your International Student Advisor to find out how to apply. 
    • Be registered in full-time undergraduate studies in the current academic year (September to April).
      • Students registered with Student Accessibility Services must be registered in at least a 40 per cent course load (two classes per semester).
    • Be returning to full-time studies in the fall semester, if following the summer employment term.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher from your last full-time semester of study.
  • Fall and winter term

    The program runs from September to April. 

    Each position offers a maximum of 12 hours per week and pays a competitive wage.

    Application and Program Timelines 

  • Summer term

    The Summer University Works program offers a limited number of full-time summer positions for returning undergraduate students. 

    The program runs from May to August and each position offers a maximum of 35 hours per week. 

    Please note: In order to be eligible, you cannot be registered in more than two courses during the summer semester.

    Application and Program Timelines 

  • Apply

    Applications are available before the start of each employment term. International student jobs are limited, so apply early!  

    Apply Now

    Please note that the international University Works program is highly competitive, with a high number of applicants and a limited number of positions available. Therefore, acceptance into the program is not guaranteed. In the event that the maximum number of applicants has been reached, the application may close prior to the deadline.


For the past 3 years, I have taken part of the University Works Program and I can confidently say it has been the best experience I have had during my time at Ontario Tech University. Not only have I developed transferable skills in equity and diversity but also hard skills that I can carry along with me through my professional career. Equity and diversity is needed in all industries, I have been privileged to be able to develop my equity lens while working with Student Engagement and Equity which has allowed for me to self-reflect and teach others on anti-oppression strategies. During my time with University works, I have been able to expand my network to help me find employment in the community development sector post-graduation. I recommend for all students to apply for the University works program because of the professional development, flexible work schedule and experiential learning your acquire through their wide-variety of positions.

Angelique


Working with the Indigenous Education and Cultural Services team has been the highlight of my university career. It has helped me develop organizational and communication skills that will aid me in my future endeavours. This team has always been there to support me and they give me the opportunity to create and help with events that I am very proud of. I will always look back on these amazing years fondly.

Meagan