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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 10 hours per week and pays a competitive wage.

  • 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.

  • Apply

    Apply for the University Works program via MyOntarioTech. 

    1. Log into MyOntarioTech and select the Current students box.
    2. Navigate to the student awards and financial aid box, and select apply for student aid/university works.
    3. Select aid year and aid period.
    4. Select university works, and follow the steps to complete and submit the application.

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 10 hours per week and pays a competitive wage.

  • 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.

  • Apply

    Apply for the University Works program via MyOntarioTech. 

    1. Log into MyOntarioTech and select the Current students box.
    2. Navigate to the student awards and financial aid box, and select apply for student aid/university works.
    3. Select aid year and aid period.
    4. Select university works, and follow the steps to complete and submit the application.

    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.