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To Apply to the HBEd (Indigenous Teacher Education) Primary/Junior Program or the BABEd (Indigenous Learning Major) Intermediate/Senior Program at the Thunder Bay Campus, visit Ontario Universities Application CentresPlease see the attached flow chart for a visual of the process.

For help applying to our programs, please contact Student Central directly at studentcentral@lakeheadu.ca (807) 343-8010 ext. 8500.

For information about the programs and their content please contact Keewatinase - Indigenous Education Department at:
Telephone: (807) 343-8010 ext. 7196.
Email: kie.education@lakeheadu.ca

How to Apply

HBEd (Indigenous Teacher Education) Primary/Junior Program

To apply for the HBEd program, you can use the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre's (OUAC) online applications. OUAC processes your application and then sends it to Lakehead for assessment.

Application Steps:

  1. In the OUAC application, search by Program Code: AK, Major Interest “Aboriginal Education”
  2. Contact your previous schools and have them securely email docs.admission@lakeheadu.ca with official copies of your transcript(s)
  3. You will receive an email with your Offer of Admission and instructions. Use the login given to you at www.lakeheadu.ca to sign into your new email & Mylnfo. For help with this process, email studentcentral@lakeheadu.ca
  4. Login to your Mylnfo: Register for Classes & ask for Special Permission when prompted. You will need to register for classes each semester

BABEd (Indigenous Learning Major) Intermediate/Senior Program

To apply for the BA/BEd program, you can use the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre's (OUAC) online applications. OUAC processes your application and then sends it to

Application Steps:

  1. In the OUAC application, search by Program Code: AL, Major Interest “Indigenous Teacher Education Program”
  2. Contact your previous schools and have them securely email docs.admission@lakeheadu.ca with official copies of your transcript(s)
  3. You will receive an email with your Offer of Admission and instructions. Use the login given to you at www.lakeheadu.ca to sign into your new email & Mylnfo. For help with this process, email studentcentral@lakeheadu.ca
  4. Login to your Mylnfo: Register for Classes & ask for Special Permission when prompted. You will need to register for classes each semester

Where you are currently studying or have studied in the past will decide which OUAC application you will use. To access more information about the different OUAC applications as well as this program's necessary documentation, deadline dates, and how to apply, please use the following resources:


Get in touch:

Administrative Assistant
Keewatinase, Department of Indigenous Education
Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
Email: kie.education@lakeheadu.ca
Phone: (807) 343-8010 ext. 7196