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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

One-on-One Support

We continue to follow directives from multiple government levels and public health. Important details about Student Life services to keep our campus community safe and healthy: 

  • In-person appointments are by appointment only and can be booked on the Student Life Portal.

    • In-person appointments at the downtown Oshawa campus location will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
    • In-person appointments at the north Oshawa campus location will be available Monday through Friday, starting September 27.
    • Virtual appointments are available Monday through Friday.
  • Follow social distancing protocols, mask protocols, proof of vaccination and staggered entry and exit to maintain physical distancing.

Our one-on-one supports for career readiness are available for current students as well as recent graduates. We offer support in the form of career counselling and employment advising. In addition to one-on-one support, we offer group support in the form of workshops.

Career Questions

Monday and Friday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m., virtual drop-in session

Career Questions is a virtual drop-in service for students and alumni. Connect with Career Advisors and Peer Employment Advisors with all your career-related questions. Receive support, tips and resources to help you succeed in every stage of your career.

Register through the Student Life Portal. For more information, contact


Career Counselling

Meet with a career counsellor to discuss your career-related questions or concerns and for support with your career development process.

Reasons to see a Career Counsellor

  • Coping with stress and anxiety related to career next steps.
  • Coping with pressure from other people about what you “should” do.
  • Identifying interests and strengths and connecting them to what you want in your career and life.
  • Building your confidence in your career decision-making abilities and your future.
  • Feeling unmotivated in school or in your program.
  • Having interests that don’t match your degree.
  • Support in researching career options.

Book an appointment with a
career counsellor

Book an appointment with a career counsellor by phone at 905.721.8668 ext. 3392 or by email at

Our Career Counsellors hold a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. As trained counsellors with a career focus, they help you learn more about yourself, explore life and career-related goals and identify how your unique qualities align with broader career areas. They take a non-judgmental approach - this means they will not tell you what to do. Instead, they work collaboratively with you and provide support as you explore your plan for the future.

Employment Advising

Meet with an employment advisor to receive personalized assistance with your resumé, cover letter and interviewing skills to prepare for your job search.

Types of Appointments

  • Cover Letter and Resumé*
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Graduate School Application
  • Internship and Co-op
  • Interview Techniques*
  • Job Search
  • LinkedIn
  • Mock Interview*
  • Personal Statement/Letter of Intent
  • Portfolio

*Available online or in-person.


Students may meet with an advisor for a maximum of three appointments per semester. If you book an appointment and do not attend and do not cancel the booking will count towards your total number of available appointments per semester.