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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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Applying for health insurance

UHIP  - University Health Insurance Plan

UOIT is a participating university in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). UHIP was created to offer affordable insurance to pay the cost of the hospital and medical services that you and your family might need during the waiting period for OHIP. 

OHIP - Ontario Health Insurance Plan

Eligibility for OHIP: Ontario residents are eligible for provincially funded health coverage (OHIP). To be eligible for Ontario health coverage (OHIP) you must : 

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have immigration status as set out in Ontario's Health Insurance Act.
  • Make your permanent and principal home in Ontario.
  • Be physically present in Ontario 153 days in any 12-month period. 

OHIP coverage normally becomes effective three months after the date you establish residency in Ontario.

New or returning Ontario residents:

If you are a newcomer to Ontario, or a former resident returning here to live after being out of the country for more than seven months, the waiting period begins on the date you establish or re-establish residence in Ontario. If you are an eligible resident moving to Ontario from another part of Canada, the health insurance of your former province/territory will cover you for up to three months.

New and returning residents are required to purchase private health insurance in case you become ill during the OHIP waiting period - see UHIP. 

To register for OHIP:

Go in person to the nearest Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care office:

Executive Tower, Oshawa Centre
419 King Street West, Suite 401
Oshawa, Ontario
L1J 7J2

Office hours:
Monday through Friday
: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
5 to 7 p.m. (by appointment only; call 1.888.376.5197)

Complete a Registration for Ontario Health Coverage form. You can download the Registration for Ontario Health Coverage form at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Website

Provide the necessary original documents.