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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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Pension and benefits

Benefits plan

Ontario Tech University's benefits plan is designed to provide staff with comprehensive coverage and a level of flexibility that recognizes your unique needs. The benefits plan features medical, dental, disability and insurance coverage, along with a health spending account that provides our staff with the flexibility to pay for eligible health-care expenses effectively. For more information on the university's benefits plan, please contact the Human Resources department. 

Pension plan

The university's pension plan is a defined contribution plan in which staff and the university work together to build retirement savings. Plan members are required to contribute a percentage of pensionable earnings to the plan each year as set out in the applicable collective agreement(s) or policy.  In addition, the university will contribute a percentage of an employee's pensionable earnings as set out in the applicable collective agreement(s) or policy.  Every plan member may elect to make additional voluntary contributions of up to three per cent of pensionable earnings and on an annual basis, an employee can decide whether the university's supplementary contribution of up to two per cent of pensionable earnings, is made to the pension plan or to the employee's health spending account. For more information on the pension plan, please contact the Human Resources department.

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