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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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At the airport

The closest international airport to Oshawa is Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). There are two terminals at the airport: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. There is a free, fully accessible train (the Terminal Link train) that connects both terminals.

The Toronto Pearson interactive maps tool includes all amenities, restaurants, retail and security checkpoints. You can use this tool to search for the service or amenity that you need, then create step-by-step directions to help you navigate the facilities at Toronto Pearson with ease.

Make sure you have all of your documentation to ensure customs and immigration is a smooth process.

Entering the airport

  • What to expect

    When you arrive in Canada, you must go through Customs and Immigration. A Canadian Border Server Agency (CBSA) officer will greet you and ask you a few questions. If you do not understand the questions, you can ask for an interpreter.

  • Required documents

    To find out what documents you may need to enter Canada, please visit the Government of Canada's Prepare for arrival web page.

    Also, make sure to review our Pre-Arrival Check List prior to arrive.

    Important: If any of your documents are missing or contain false information, you may not be allowed into Canada. Check all documents before you leave home.


Leaving the airport

  • Transportation from airport

    Travelling from Toronto Pearson Airport to your residence, you are required to use Maple Assist airport transportation service. You need to request this service through the Maple Assist website. You should book this at least 72 hours before your arrival date to Canada. 

    Please note that we do not sponsor Maple Assist. Maple Assist can also be reached at ontariotecharrivals@mapleassist.com

    Transportation cost

    The fee for Maple Assist's airport shuttle from Pearson International Airport to your residence is $140 (plus tax).