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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


In collaboration with university departments and faculties, the English Language Centre delivers a high-quality, focused English program for students to be able to seamlessly enter their university program of choice at Ontario Tech University. Our program places students in relevant language-learning contexts and real-life situations, and provides them with opportunities to develop the skills they will need to succeed in post-secondary education and in a multicultural world.


  • Applied language workshops.
  • Classes and workshops are offered in a hybrid (online and on-campus) model.
  • Eight weeks (200 hours total) for each level.
  • English-only environment.
  • Minimum 25 hours of instruction per week.
  • Pre-English for Academic Purposes (EAP) level for beginners.
  • Six EAP levels to develop the competencies needed for university or college.
  • Six start dates are offered every year.
  • Small class sizes averaging 12 students.

As part of our 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.

 All students in Canada are REQUIRED to attend the three in-person days. The online option for our in-person days will be solely reserved for our overseas students.