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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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Financial incentives

Is your business or organization eligible for financial incentives?

Learn more about how your small or medium business may qualify for financial incentives when you participate in a new student work-integrated learning program. Check out additional details below or contact: 

Craig Hill, Employer Engagement Co-ordinator
905.721.8668 ext. 6748

Financial Incentive criteria

  • Paid student positions

    Paid student positions include co-ops and internships.

    Tier 1 

    Eligibility: Businesses and organizations with one to 20 employees.

    Terms: A minimum 10-week paid student work term.
    Tier 2

    Eligibility: Businesses and organizations with 21 to 50 employees.

    Terms: A minimum 10-week paid student work term.

    *This incentive offer is ‘stackable’ against the $3,000 co-op tax credit employers can apply for when hiring a co-op student.

  • Unpaid student positions or projects

    The university offers employers financial incentives for traditionally unpaid student opportunities. These incentives are designed to offset costs to employers associated with the program.

    • Practicum, Capstone project or research project - $1,000
    • Additional incentive opportunities will be offered on a case-by-case basis. They include:
      • Expenses asssociated with accommodating students with disabilities; or
      • Expenses asssociated with leading or participating in workshops for students (e.g. transportation costs).