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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

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program

If you have met all of the university’s admission requirements except for the English language proficiency requirement, you can enrol in an EAP program.

The university has an agreement with EAP providers who offer this program. If you enrol in one of these programs, you will receive a conditional acceptance from the university. By successfully completing the program level indicated on the chart below, you can begin your degree program without further testing.

Program name

Location

Level required

English Language Centre 

Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ontario 

Level 5 for all undergraduate programs 
Level 6 for all Bachelor of Education programs and for Nursing

Brock University's Intensive English Language program

Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario

Level 5

Capital English Solutions

Toronto, Ontario

College/University Preparation Course (CUPIC) 

CultureWorks

London, Ontario/Ottawa, Ontario

Level 7

English School of Canada

Toronto, Ontario

University/College Transfer Program (UCTP) with a minimum 80 per cent overall average

GEOS Languages Plus

Toronto, Ontario

Level 6 and 3 EAP Levels

Hansa Language Centre's Intensive English Language program

Toronto, Ontario

Level 10 examinations with 80 per cent or higher (minimum 240 hours of instruction)

ILAC Pre-Degree Program

Toronto, Ontario/Vancouver, British Columbia

Pathway III Certificate at level 16

ILSC University Pathway 

Toronto, Ontario

Advanced Level 2

International Centre for EAP (ICEAP)

Sydney, Nova Scotia/Glace Bay, Nova Scotia/Toronto, Ontario

Level 7 and 8 of ICEAP’s bridging program for all undergraduate programs*

*Nursing and Education applicants are requested to present an IELTS score of 7.0 or complete the final session of the university’s EAP program.

The Language Gallery

Toronto, Ontario/Vancouver, British Columbia

Level 6

Programs requiring a 7.0 IELTS for admission are exempt from this agreement.

Language Studies International

Toronto, Ontario/Vancouver, British Columbia

Completion of Language Studies International Advanced level with a passing grade of 84% on the exit test.

*Nursing and Education applicants are requested to present an IELTS score of 7.0 or complete the final session of the university’s EAP program.

Languages Across Borders

Montreal, Quebec/Vancouver, British Columbia

Advanced Level 10

Laureate International College Oakville, Ontario

Highest Level

Renison English Language Institute

Waterloo, Ontario

Level 400 of the English For Academic Success (EFAS) program, with a grade of 80 per cent or higher.

Rosedale Academy

Markham, Ontario

Applicants who complete Rosedale Academy's English Global Gateway ESLE0 course with a 70% minimum will enter Level 5 of the EAP program at the Ontario Tech English Language Centre

Upon successfully completing the EAP program, students will meet the English language proficiency requirements of most undergraduate and graduate programs at the university and will not need to take an English language proficiency test to qualify for admission.

Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies

Toronto, Ontario

Successful completion of the RCIIS EAP program with a passing grade of 75 per cent. Additionally, a final exam score of 6.5 or higher with no sub-score below 6.5 in all sections of the final exam is required.

Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours) applicants must also complete Level 6 of the EAP program at the Ontario Tech English Language Centre.

St. George International College

Toronto, Ontario

Successful completion of the UCPP program with a grade of 80 per cent or higher.

Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours) applicants must also complete Level 6 of the EAP program at the Ontario Tech English Language Centre.

Stafford House International Intensive English Program

Toronto, Ontario/Calgary, Alberta

Level 6 for all undergraduate programs 
Level 7 for all Bachelor of Education programs and for Nursing

Trent University's Intensive English Language program

Trent University
Oshawa, Ontario

Level 5

Upper Madison College

Toronto, Ontario

Minimum 70 per cent in levels 10, 11 and 12 of the University College English Program and a minimum score of 70 per cent in the exit exam 

Western English Language Centre

London, Ontario

High Advanced Level

If you have received an offer of admission to the university and would like to fulfil your English language proficiency requirements by enrolling in the EAP program, notify the Office of the Registrar at futureinternational@ontariotechu.ca.