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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

MyStart International

interntational student orientationAttending orientation events will enable you to meet new people and learn tricks and tips on how to get the most from your university experience as you begin this new journey. 

Take advantage of MyStart: International taking place on January 8, 2021. This orientation is open to all incoming undergraduate and graduate international students. We look forward to welcoming you to the Ontario Tech community!

Attendance is highly encouraged. 

The Mix n’ Mingle Social Event 

On January 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. you can attend the Orientation social event to meet other new international students and make friends. Attendance is highly encouraged. 


MyStart: International

MyStart: International is mandatory for all incoming international students. This event will be held on January 8, 2021, registration is required. During MyStart: International, you will:

  • Meet other new students and hear from upper-year students about their journey at the university.
  • Identify support services on campus you can utilize.
  • Learn how to get the most from your university experience.

Graduate students, please note that topics covered in MyStart: International are not the same as those in the Graduate Student Orientation. We highly recommend you attend all orientations that are relevant to you.

Note: MyStart International and Be Ontario Tech Ready are different programs. Students must attend both programs.

Be Ontario Tech Ready

International students will receive instructions to attend Be Ontario Tech Ready through their email address.

When you join the Ontario Tech community, you may not know anyone or be familiar with your new Canadian context, but you will have lots of questions and need assistance to settle in. Be Ontario Tech Ready is a series of online modules that provide new international students with transitional support and guidance on the journey as a student at Ontario Tech. The modules are pre-recorded and are available from December 14, 2020 to January 18, 2021. 

Each module will provide students with strategies and information to help with the transition to Ontario Tech. Modules will cover topics such as:

  • Achieving academic success.
  • Health and well-being strategies and resources.
  • Introduction to Canadian culture.
  • Your rights and responsibilities as a student.

These modules are available on Google Classrooms. Students must follow the instructions to access the program. 

For more information, please contact