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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

Employee Resources

  • Organizational Charts

    The faculty and staff organizational charts are updated twice a year (September and February) and include all full-time continuing employees. In September and February, the Human Resources department will send a communication to all departments and faculties reminding them to send in updates. The information is as accurate as possible on the date it is submitted to this page.

  • Compensation
    Salaried employees at Ontario Tech are paid on a monthly basis. Below you can find information about the salary framework and the salary grid.

    Please refer any questions about compensation to your Recruitment & Compensation Specialist.

  • Holiday Schedule

    This table is the list of the statutory holidays and university closures for 2022.

    This table is a list of statutory holidays and university closures. It is a table in two columns. The first column is the name of the holiday, and the second column is the date.
    New Year's Day Monday, January 3*
    Family Day Monday, February 21
    Good Friday Friday, April 15
    Victoria Day Monday, May 23
    Canada Day Friday, July 1
    Civic Holiday Monday, August 1
    Labour Day Monday, September 5
    Thanksgiving Monday, October 10
    Christmas Day Monday, December 26*
    Boxing Day Tuesday, December 27*
    Holiday Closure Period Saturday, December 24, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023, inclusive. Business resumes Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023.
    * When a holiday falls on a weekend, it is observed the following Monday.
  • Policy Library

    The following policies and procedures govern and guide the university's relationship with its employees, including academic and non-academic staff. They are available for you to view or print.

    For a full list of Ontario Tech University's administrative policies, please see the administrative code page.

    Academic employment policies

    Non-academic employment policies

    Collective agreements

    For information about collective agreements between Ontario Tech University and the three unions that cover employees (UOITFA, PSAC, and OPSEU), please visit the collective agreements page.

  • IT Services

    To contact the IT Services desk:

    This table includes information about how to contact IT Services. It is a table in two columns. The first column is the general methods of contact, and the second column is the information needed for that method.
    In Person North Campus: Gordon Willey Building (Learning Commons - SW100)
    Downtown: 61 Charles Street Building
    By Phone 905.721.3333 option 1
    By E-mail

    For hours of operation and more ways to contact IT Services, please visit the IT Services contact us page.

    For more information about the services provided, please visit the Ontario Tech IT Services website.

  • Take Our Kids to Work Day

    Every November, we look forward to welcoming grade 9 students to our campus as part of the national Take Our Kids to Work Day. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the guidelines from the Ontario Government and public health officials, the University will not be holding this career exploration event this year.

    On November 3, 2021, grade 9 students from across Canada were able to participate in a virtual Take Our Kids to Work day being planned by The Learning Partnership. To learn more about this virtual day go to The Learning Partnership website.

    We look forward to welcoming back grade 9 students next year.

This page houses useful information and resources available to all employees.

Employee Perks and Discounts

  • Perkopolis

    The Perkopolis Employee Discount Program is available to employees of all registered companies. The free, easy-to-use and exclusive program provides you with access to a variety of perks including retail and shopping, entertainment, travel, health and wellness, automotive, insurance, and much more! Simply create an account to gain full access. Please visit the FAQ section on the Perkopolis website for more information.

    How do I sign up?

    1. Go to and select Register in the top right corner.
    2. Follow the steps to create an account using your corporate email address.
    3. A link to complete your registration will be sent to the email address you registered with.
    4. Once you select this link, your registration will be complete. You are now a member and on your way to great savings.


    Contact Perkopolis at:

    • 416.236.4985 within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
    • 1.800.761.7523 outside the GTA

    You may also contact your Pension and Benefits department.

  • Johnson Insurance

    For insurance quotes for alumni, faculty and staff, please visit the university's Johnson Insurance page (use code A9).


    1595 - 16th Avenue
    Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3S5

  • CAA Corporate Membership

    As an Ontario Tech employee, you are eligible to receive a group Corporate Membership for $132 (plus HST) using the special promotion code UO28 on the Corporate Membership Program section of the CAA website.

  • VIA Rail

    Ontario Tech employees will receive a 10 per cent discount on tickets.

    Online reservations can be made on the university's Via Rail Corporate Fares page.

    VIA Rail contact

    Lisa Poulin, Senior Specialist, Corporate Travel

    University contact

    Kevin Jones, Procurement Manager
    905.721.2000 ext. 2251

  • Whitby Chamber of Commerce: Member 2 Member Advantage Program
    • More than 175 offers are available.
    • Shop at local businesses with up to 10 per cent off.
    • Dine at local restaurants with up to 15 per cent off.
    • Free consultations with service providers.

    Access Member 2 Member Advantage offers. 

    Ontario Tech Code: WCC0424


    Heather Bulman, Marketing and Communications
    Whitby Chamber of Commerce
    905.668.4506 ext. 230

  • Canadian Association of University Business Officers

    Through its National Procurement Committee, the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) negotiates national contracts for products and services on behalf of its members. For more information, please visit the CAUBO National Contracts page.

    Agreements are currently in place for:

    • car rentals
    • courier services
    • customs clearance
    • hotels
    • moving and relocation services
    • tattletapes
    • VIA Rail
  • La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries

    As an Ontario Tech employee you are entitled to the Preferred Customer Discount.

  • Sky Wireless Communications
  • GM Canada preferred pricing for university faculty and staff
    Ontario Tech has been added to General Motors (GM) of Canada’s preferred customer list. Under the Preferred Pricing program, the university's full-time employees and their spouses qualify for pricing equal to General Motors dealership invoice pricing (they pay what the dealership pays for the vehicle). The preferred pricing is available through all GM dealerships.
  • Tribute Communities Centre discount

    For select shows and events at Tribute Communities Centre, use the group code GSDCUOIT to purchase tickets online; by phone at 1.877.436.8811; or in person at the box office.

    Oshawa Generals games
    For the first time, Ontario Tech employees can use Tribute Communities Centre’s group code for select Oshawa Generals’ games.

    Harlem Globetrotters – Thursday, March 10
    The group code will work for the Harlem Globetrotters show on Thursday, March 10.

    Celtic Illusion – Tuesday, April 19

    Use the group code for savings on the Celtic Illusion event. Fusing contemporary Irish dance with magic and grand illusions, Celtic Illusion features a cast of champion and internationally-acclaimed dancers, including performers from both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Displaying some of the fastest taps in the world, the dancers’ thunderous rhythm fills the stage in perfect unison.

  • Weight Watchers Digital Discount

    Ontario Tech University employees are eligible to receive an ongoing discount of 50 per cent off of the digital Weight Watchers program.

    Choose your membership plan at Weight Watchers. In order to enjoy the ongoing 50 per cent do not let your membership auto-renew as the 50 per cent discount will not be applied automatically. 

    To participate in the ongoing 50 per cent discount follow these steps:

    1. Note the date your membership plan expires and cancel it before it auto-renews.
    2. After canceling your membership when it expires;
    3. Re-register for another new membership plan and the 50 per cent discount will once again be applied.

    Please call Weight Watchers directly at 1-800-651-6000, if you have any questions.