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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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Working off campus

Can I work off campus?

You can work off campus if you meet the following conditions:

  • The conditions on your study permit state that you can work on/off campus. 
  • You're enrolled as a full-time student.
  • You have a valid study permit.
  • You’ve started studying.

How many hours can I work?

Undergraduate international students can work up to 20 hours a week off campus during regular academic sessions and work full-time off campus during regularly scheduled breaks (such as winter holidays, spring/summer break, and reading break as stated in the Academic Calendar). 

Graduate international students can work up to 20 hours per week off-campus during regular academic sessions and work full-time off-campus during regularly scheduled breaks (such as winter holidays and reading week as stated in the Academic Schedule).  However, there is no spring/summer break for graduate students.

Please note that the days between two academic semesters are considered as scheduled break at Ontario Tech University. For example, if the winter semester ends on April 27, 2022 and the spring/summer semester starts on May 9, 2022, then the days between April 28, 2022 and May 8, 2022 are considered as scheduled break.

Learn more about off-campus work on the Government of Canada website.

Temporary policy (announced on October 7, 2022) 

As of November 15, 2022 to December 31, 2023, if you meet the conditions listed on “Who can work more than 20 hours per week off campus, you are no longer restricted by the 20-hour-per-week rule. However, you are still expected to balance your study and work commitments. More information regarding this temporary policy can be found on the Government of Canada website