Seneca College

Established 
1967
Main Campus 
1750 Finch Avenue East
North York, ON M2J 2X5
Highlights 
With campuses in Toronto, York Region and Peterborough, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas, certificates and graduate programs renowned for their quality and respected by employers. It is one of the largest comprehensive colleges in Canada, offering nearly 300 full-time, part-time and online programs. Combining the highest academic standards with work-integrated and applied learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensure Seneca graduates are career-ready.
With campuses in Toronto, York Region and Peterborough, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas, certificates and graduate programs renowned for their quality and respected by employers. It is one of the largest comprehensive colleges in Canada, offering nearly 300 full-time, part-time and online programs. Combining the highest academic standards with work-integrated and applied learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensure Seneca graduates are career-ready.

Seneca offers unique, innovative programming annually to nearly 100,000 full- and part-time students. Seneca is known for offering high quality programs at the baccalaureate, diploma, certificate and graduate levels, including 65diploma programs, 29 graduate programs, 12 bachelor’s degrees, 22 certificate programs, and joint programs with University of Toronto, York University, and Trent University.

Seneca is a leader in pathways with more than 60 partnerships with universities in Canada and around the world to increase student choice and mobility. Seneca is dedicated to providing our students with great opportunities no matter what path they choose after graduating. Across all the credentials we offer, we are building more comprehensive internal and external pathways to new and enriching opportunities in a career or further education.

Our applied research program is contributing to the growth of Ontario’s creative and information economy. We are producing solution-focused, high-impact research that is improving local productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity. Our applied research program also provides unique experiential learning opportunities for our students by engaging them on the frontline of industry innovation and helping industry clients solve problems. Our areas of expertise include: flight technology, digital media, built environments, and open source technology.

Seneca offers training and re-employment services for internationally trained professionals as well as academic upgrading for college eligibility.

Campus locations:

  • Jane Campus (Toronto)
  • King Campus (King City)
  • Markham Campus (Markham)
  • Newmarket Campus (Newmarket)
  • Newnham Campus (Toronto)
  • Peterborough Aviation Campus (Peterborough)
  • Scarborough Campus (Scarborough)
  • Seneca@York (Toronto)
  • Vaughan Campus (Vaughan)
  • Yorkgate Campus (Toronto)

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology is renowned for their expertise in:

  • Art, Animation & Design
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Community Services
  • Fashion & Esthetics
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Health Sciences
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Law, Public Administration & Public Safety
  • Manufacturing & Mechatronics
  • Media & Communications
  • Performance
  • Recreation & Wellness
  • Science & Engineering Technology
  • University Pathways, Arts & Science

Seneca offers Bachelor's Degrees in:

  • Bachelor of Aviation Technology
  • Bachelor of Child Development
  • Bachelor of Commerce - Business Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Strategy and Technology
  • Bachelor of Commerce - International Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce - International Business Management
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
  • Bachelor of Technology - Informatics and Security
  • Bachelor of Technology - Software Development
  • Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation

Seneca's Close Industry partners

  • Banyan Work Health Solutions Inc.
  • Blindside Networks Inc.
  • Brakers Early Warning Systems Inc.
  • CAE
  • Creative Commons
  • Gorilla Productions
  • Meschino Health and Wellness
  • Mozilla Foundation
  • NAV CANADA 
  • NexJ Systems Inc.
  • Paladin: Paradigm Knowledge Solutions Inc. 
  • SimentIT Inc.
  • Space Database Inc.
  • Verold
  • Winnipeg Aviation
  • Z3 Controls          

Institutional Data from 2015-2016 Academic Year*

Students:

Full-time students29,067
Part-time studentsn/a
Apprenticeship students625
Total For-Credit Enrolment (Headcount)29,692
International Students (including ESL)7,628

Annual intake of new full-time students:

2015-201614,939

Academics:

Standalone Bachelor's Degrees11
Joint Bachelor's Degrees1
Diplomas98
Certificates23
Apprenticeship Programs3
Graduate Certificates37

Graduation Data:

Total Graduates, academic year 2015-20168,080
Graduate employment rate76%

*Please note: Polytechnics Canada's data reporting rules may vary from those of our individual members. Therefore, data reported by Polytechnics Canada may not always align with our individual members' institutional reports. 

Applied Research and Innovation Services

Seneca’s research projects are relevant to industry and are enabled by expert faculty, high-performing students, as well as labs, facilities, and other infrastructure. They contribute solutions to real world challenges facing research client-partners. Seneca takes pride in executing applied research that allows client-partners to “get better at their business,” while also building internal expertise and capacity at the College to effectively serve a broader cross-section of client-partners.

Based on a collaborative model, Seneca works closely with client-partners to develop the right applied research projects for their needs, as well as help secure the needed funding and other resources to make those projects successful.

Some of Seneca’s current areas of research include:

  • Open Source Technology and ICT
  • Intelligent Systems, Devices, Environments, and Manufacturing
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Aviation Training
  • Health throughout the Lifecycle

Read about some examples of Seneca’s applied research successes or visit the College’s Office of Research and Innovation.

Newcomer Integration

More than half of the immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have skilled work experience and/or a post-secondary education, yet they experience barriers to employment. Seneca is committed to meeting the needs of internationally-trained persons by providing education, training and support in order to create job-ready graduates who are prepared to make valuable contributions to Canada’s workforce.

The services and resources the College offers for internationally-trained professionals include: academic bridging programs and re-employment services such as English as a second language; mentoring; prior learning assessments; and workplace language training.

International Activities and International Educational Partnerships

Seneca prepares students from 120 countries for success in the global economy by offering excellence in education, creating a dynamic, state-of-the-art learning and working environment, building strong relationships with our learners, our partners, our communities, and preparing today's learners for tomorrow's careers.

Seneca is Ontario's college leader in university pathways with degree pathways for graduates with more than 60 partnerships with universities in Canada and around the world.

Top 5 countries of origin of International Students:

  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Senior Executive:

David Agnew
President
(416) 491-5050 x77001
david.agnew@senecacollege.ca

Vice-President, Academic
Laurel Schollen
416-491-5050 x 2430
Laurel.Schollen@senecacollege.ca

Vice-President, External
Ana White
416-491-5050 x77007
ana.white@senecacollege.ca