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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.

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English Language Centre

Welcome to the English Language Centre

At Ontario Tech University's English Language Centre (ELC), we welcome students from around the world to improve their English prior to beginning academic studies at our university and our partner institution.

Apply now. Our next session starts on Monday, April 22.

Students in Canada must attend the three on-campus class days (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Students outside Canada will join us remotely (via Zoom) those days.

As part of this hybrid model, it is mandatory that students have an Internet-connected computer that has a webcam, a microphone, and headphones/speaker. During class, students must have their camera and microphone turned on. We need to hear and see you, and you need to hear and see us.

Become our newest student

Become our newest student

Learn how to apply to the English Language Centre at Ontario Tech University.

Q&A session: English Language Centre

We understand you may have questions about the English Language Centre. Every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., our staff will be online to help. If you are interested in attending, please register online in advance. 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The ELC acknowledges the land on which it stands is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

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