On January 22, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided an update on study permits (or student visas) and Post-Graduate Work Permits (PGWPs) for international students.

Seneca Polytechnic is working with the federal and provincial governments to understand how these changes will affect our students. We are here to support you and have prepared Frequently Asked Questions. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Register for our Ask Us Webinar on Thursday, July 4 to learn more about the IRCC updates and your options to start at Seneca. You can also contact us with any questions.

Applications for May 2025 are now open 

Welcome to Seneca

Why Canada

Seneca is located in beautiful Toronto, Canada. It is one of the safest cities in one of the safest countries in the world. Toronto is renowned for its natural beauty, thriving cities, growing population and diverse communities. 

Canada is consistently ranked among the top 10 countries in the United Nations Quality Index.


Why Toronto

With three million people living in Toronto, it is the largest city in Canada and the fourth largest city in North America. It is one of the world’s most multicultural cities with more than 70 ethnic groups and 150 languages and dialects spoken. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is home to Seneca’s campuses.


Why Seneca 

Whether you choose to study at the Seneca International Academy or another campus location, Seneca remains a leading postsecondary institution in student-focused teaching and learning. Our passionate faculty are respected, well-connected in their fields and they care about helping you succeed. We believe that education is more than taking classes, so we provide enriching experiences to further your learning both inside and outside the classroom. 


Seneca International Academy

At the Seneca International Academy, you will receive world-class education that’s recognized globally. Choose from a range of academic programs and earn postsecondary credentials that are renowned for their quality and respected by employers.

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English Language Institute (ELI)

Seneca’s ELI offers a premium English as a Second Language (ESL) program to improve your written and spoken English. Prepare for your academic studies and future career.