Winter 2010 Critical Dates

Jane Campus: Mechanical Techniques (Tool & Die/Mould Making), Mechanical Techniques – CNC Programming

Oct. 30, 2009 Semester Fees Due – Returning Students ($55.00 Late Fee will be applied next day.)
December, 2010 Semester Registration (After you have paid your fees, registration information will be mailed. Please ensure we have your correct address.)
Jan. 4, 2010 First Day of Classes
Jan. 5, 2010 $100.00 Late Registration Fee applies to anyone without a timetable
Jan. 7, 2010 Supplemental Examinations for previous semester
Jan. 8, 2010 Last day to add subject to timetable
Jan. 15, 2010 Last day to submit Advanced Standing Requests for this semester
Jan. 15, 2010 Last day to withdraw from college with tuition refund.
(Note: Official withdrawal must be submitted in writing to the Registration Office by these deadline dates for the pertinent semester.)
Jan. 15, 2010 Last day to drop subject from timetable
(Subject will be deleted from Academic Record.)
Jan. 18 to Mar. 15, 2010 Subjects dropped between these dates will be graded "DNC".
(Note: This grade designation will not affect the Grade Point Average.)
30 days from Program start date Deadline to opt-out of the Dental and/or Extended Health Insurance
(Visit for more information)
Mar. 1 – 5, 2010 Study Week
Mar. 15, 2010 Final Withdrawal Date
(All subjects will be graded after this date, and grades will affect the Grade Point Average.)
Mar. 31, 2010 "Request to Graduate" Forms due in Registration Office
Apr. 26 – 30, 2010 Examination
Apr. 30, 2010 Semester Classes End
June 2010 Convocation

The above dates represent the best information available on the academic schedule at the time of publication. The College reserves the right to make changes as required. Should changes occur, a revised copy of this document will be forwarded to Seneca students.



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Off Campus Work Permits

Recently surveyed, Seneca graduates top the list in employer satisfaction with a 94.3% rating, outperforming graduates from all other colleges in Ontario.

Click here to learn about hiring International students

Off Campus Work Permits

Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) encourages all international students to apply on-line for the Off-Campus Work Permit .  This new procedure should speed up applications and minimize lost or missing documents.


 First, you must apply for an Electronic Passport or e-pass.   This will allow only you to enter your e-file on-line. Keep your ID and password in a safe place.

When you apply on-line you should have these documents available:

 1)  Your Seneca student nine digit number.  000 -111-222

2)  Your passport picture page and stamps of entry

3)  Your CLIENT I.D. NUMBER  (This number is found on your STUDY PERMIT.  It is an 8-digit number.  You can find it BELOW your Country of Citizenship).

 Once your e-pass is complete, you are required to apply for an EVN (Eligibility Verification Number from Seneca).  Check your e-pass for messages at the bottom every few days. You will be notified by e-mail in your e-pass account that your EVN has been approved by the DIR at Seneca. The DIR has 14 days to respond to your request for an EVN.

Students must have:

·         Been a student in a full time program for six of the past 12 months;

·         Paid their fees in full for the CURRENT /next semester;

·         A GPA of 2.5+ /4.00;

·         NO Failing grades, and,

·         NO Academic Violations for cheating or plagiarism on your transcript.


First semester students and EKI students are not eligible to apply for this permit.

  The EVN tells CIC that you have fulfilled these obligations.  If you are denied an off-campus work permit, you will receive an e-mail with an explanation as to why you were denied. (GPA too low; unsatisfactory progress; didn’t meet the six month waiting period; violation of Academic Policy and so on.)


Applying for Work Permit

 When you receive your EVN, continue with the second part of the application for your Work Permit. “Copy” your EVN from your E-mail.  You will be presented with three options.  Select the option to apply for your Off-campus Work Permit.

 To complete this portion of the application, you will need to have the following document scanned as an individual file in .pdf format in order to upload it to the system.  You can save this file to your computer or onto a USB device that can store the file until you are ready to upload it from any computer.

File to scan in .pdf format.

1)       Your passport “picture page”

 You may now pay online. There are two ways to pay:

  A)         with a valid credit card


  B)         at the bank with the payment form (IMM 5041). 

You must scan and attach this file to your online application. 

 The off-campus work permit costs CAN $150.00

You should receive your off-campus work permit in the mail, usually within 7-21 business days.

 If you require any further information regarding the off-campus work permit, please call Immigration or visit CIC (Citizenship & Immigration) at the address below.


55 St. Clair East

St. Claire/ Yonge St.

Tel: 1-888-242-2100

Eligibility for Off-Campus Work Permits

In order to get an Off Campus Work Permit, the student must:

  • have been a student in a full time program for six of the last 12 months. 
  • have a Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 with NO failing grades
  • have paid your fees in full
  • not have any Academic Violations on your transcript

Note:  First semester students and ELI students are not eligible to apply for an Off-Campus Work Permit.

NEW! Study Permit Extension–Online

In order get your current Study Permit renewed online, start this process  two months before the expiry date printed on your Study Permit.  Click on:

Work-Study Co-Op Programs

Co-op Work Placement is a full, 16-week semester during which academically deserving students gain practical experience in the workplace and, at the same time, are paid by the employer. Co-operative study opportunities are particularly beneficial to international students as an introduction to the Canadian workplace.

    Co-op opportunities are normally offered in the 2nd and/or 3rd year of your undergraduate academic programs or after the 2nd or 3rd semester of our post-graduate programs
    Co-op Work Terms are offered to our best and brightest students. It is an earned opportunity based on academics, and in-class performance
    Co-operative education students are expected to use their own initiative in partnership with the advisors to obtain meaningful employment.

It is important to note that, while every effort is made to place all students, Co-op work placements cannot be guaranteed. In such cases, students still may obtain the traditional certificate or diploma.

A nominal, additional administration fee is assessed for Co-op work placement programs.

Full-Time Employment after Graduation

For all the details on HOW TO WORK IN CANADA after graduation from Seneca, click on the LINK BELOW and be connected to the CIC website

Career Services

Seneca's Career Services helps graduating students prepare for their successful future. They help in identifying skills, preparing resumes and polishing interview skills. They also offer:

•Free workshops
•Resume writing and Interview skills
•JobLink – an online job posting site for employers hiring Seneca graduates
• Job search skills
• On-campus job fairs throughout the year

Most services are provided without cost.

Career Services Centres are located at most Seneca campuses. They provide job postings online and through job boards and binders. Resource materials such as books, magazines and videos are available for viewing free of charge. Fax and photocopier services are provided at a nominal fee.

Click here for Career Services

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Bargaining Overview & History

Bargaining Overview

Under the new Colleges Collective Bargaining Act (CCBA), 2008 bargaining between the College Compensation and Appointments Council (the Council) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) would begin 90 days prior to the end of a collective agreement.

With the full-time academic staff’s (full-time teachers, Counsellors, Librarians and partial load teachers) collective agreement expiring on August 31, 2009, bargaining began in June of 2009.  Both sides met throughout the summer in an effort to reach a new agreement, but unfortunately, both sides could not find enough common ground on the major issues of a new agreement (e.g. financial and workload).  After a mandated month long recess during September, by the Ministry of Labour appointed conciliator, both sides went back to the table in October with the hope of reaching a new deal.

After a few more bargaining days in October and November, talks finally came to a head and both sides have pulled away from the bargaining table.  On Thursday, November 12, 2009, the Council, representing the colleges, decided to utilize a new clause within the CCBA to implement a new terms and conditions.

On December 1st, 2009, both OPSEU and the Council met with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) to seek a date for OPSEU to hold a strike vote.  A date of January 13, 2010 was given for the province-wide academic strike vote.

In a last ditch effort before the holidays, both sides went back to the bargaining table on December 14th and 15th, but again, weren’t able to reach a new agreement.

History: a look back at academic bargaining

Over the last 43 years, Ontario college full-time academic staff have only gone out on strike three (3) times.

1984 –         Academic staff were legislated back to work including binding arbitration after 23 days

1989 –         Parties agreed to binding mediation/arbitration after 20 days

2006 –        Parties agreed to binding mediation after 18 days

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Jane Campus (Wiki)

Jane Campus

Plans for a 20,000-square-foot Jane Campus were unveiled in November 1980 at the Prince Hotel – just two months after Premier William Davis announced Building and Industrial Leadership and Development (BILD) funding to stimulate energy, transportation and technology.

“This $1.9 million facility for machinists and tool and die makers will benefit many of the 40-odd companies in North York and the York Region who are participating in this project,” Education Minister Bette Stephenson said. Participating companies would also be eligible for federal training funds.

The construction overseen by Peter Struk – who would also be involved in the building of Seneca@York — was a welcome addition to the area. In 1979, 92 per cent of local machining companies reported severe hiring problems, at a time when apprentice machinists and tool and die makers were being paid more than $20,000 a year.

Employers also welcomed the “front-ending” of work in the classroom before internships, added Principal Coordinator Don Shaver. “Many employers dislike the fact that [other] apprentices are absent for three periods of eight weeks for classroom instruction … we are moving from a time-based to a competency-based system, where the most important criteria should be skills and competence – not just the length of time of the training.”

While traditional apprenticeships required a Grade 10 education, applicants for spaces at the Centre had to demonstrate their aptitude and complete a Grade 12 education.

The facility itself included three styles of milling machine. The vertical Ram was manufactured by Excello Corporation with 7.26 hp at the spindle for larger cuts. Standard vertical and universal horizontal machines were made in Czechoslovakia by TQS Company.

The inventory also included two surface grinders for fine finishing and for the sizing of flat parts. There was a precision lathe for optimal fine-tuning and an EDM machine that used the spark erosion process to machine shapes and cavities from the hardest metals.

It mimicked the workplace in every way. Students had to punch a clock, and observe a host of other workplace-related rules. And each of them was eligible for up to $7,000 in federal subsidies when it came time for their apprenticeships as machinists, tool and die makers, mold makers, industrial machinery mechanics, instrument mechanics and welder-fitters.

General Machinist, Tool and Die Maker and Mold Maker advanced apprenticeship programs were introduced in 1983 for 50 students who had already registered apprenticeships with immediate standings as mold makers – working with a newly installed 28-ton injection molder.

And, in 1986, a Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) was established at this site, combining the imaginations of marketing expert George Jamieson and nuclear physicist David E. Coates, former Executive Assistant to the President of York University. And a robot was used to unveil the aluminum alloy name plate designed at the centre itself.

Three years later, the CPST became the Centre for Advanced Technologies, along with the introduction of new computer equipment. That September, the Seneca Digital Media Centre that specialized in 3-D animation would join programs in Manufacturing and Machining Techniques, Computer Numerical Control Programming, and the Webmaster Technical and Content programs.

In 2003, animation students moved to the new Technology Enhanced Learning Building at York University.

In 2009, The Jane Campus Website was created, introduced and launched. Shortly after, a Blog was added. The Forums was next. Updates are posted regularly and the online Student Community is growing. Students are also kept updated via daily News on the industry.

Learn more about Full-time programs offered at Jane Campus.


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