Seneca provides employees with comprehensive group benefit coverage through Sun Life Financial that includes:
The CAAT Pension Plan is a secure, modern defined benefit pension plan. Highlights include:
Seneca is dedicated to supporting wellness initiatives to encourage a healthy workplace. Initiatives include:
Seneca provides generous annual vacation entitlement that exceeds employment standards to support a healthy work-life balance.
In addition to the above vacation entitlement, full-time Seneca employees receive full pay during the holiday closure period between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Seneca also provides financial security when full-time employees are ill or injured through Seneca’s short-term disability income replacement plans.
Full-time Seneca employees may receive reimbursement of up to 50 per cent of tuition fees for successfully completed transcript courses that are a part of a Seneca-approved certificate, diploma or degree.
Through the Registrar’s Office, Seneca provides full-time employees reduced tuition of $20 per course for all Ministry-funded courses offered through Seneca’s Faculty of Continuing Education and Training (FCET).
Seneca’s LED department offers free learning streams dedicated to professional and personal development, including but not limited to:
Full-time employees with at least six years of service can apply for a Professional Development Leave for up to one year. Salary during the leave starts at 55 per cent, increasing by five per cent per year to a maximum of 80 per cent after 11 years of service.
Seneca provides eligible employees with an employment insurance top-up, up to 93% of the employee’s salary for pregnancy and parental leave for up to 52 weeks. The top-up payment may be increased up to 78 weeks for extended leaves.
Seneca’s Employee and Family Assistance Program provides employees and their families with free 24/7 confidential support services.
Seneca offers partial tuition reimbursements for children of full-time Seneca employees. The reimbursement applies to all but $100 of the standard, regulated tuition fee amount after successful completion of the semester.
Daycare facilities with experienced, professional caregivers are located at Newnham and King campuses, with admission priority for Seneca employees.
Seneca’s comprehensive Retiree Group Benefits Program is optional coverage by Sun Life Financial, offering life insurance, extended health and dental coverage for retirees, their dependents and their survivors.
The Seneca Retiree’s Association:
The Ontario Colleges Retirees’ Association (OCRA) is an advocacy association for retired members of the CAAT Pension Plan. The OCRA prioritizes relationships with organizations, advocating for its members, and regularly communicating with members.
Seneca actively supports various charitable organizations across its campuses. Some of the organizations include:
Seneca offers full-time employees competitive group home and auto insurance rates through its partnership with The Personal Insurance Company.
Seneca employees have access to an Employee Purchase Program for discounted personal mobile plans.
Seneca employees can join Zipcar for a discounted annual fee of $25 and receive discounts on car rental rates.
Irene Kanurkas, Professor and Co-ordinator, says Seneca offers an “environment of constant evolution.”
John MacBride, Professor and Co-ordinator, just celebrated 25 years at Seneca, saying he’s “always felt supported and valued here.”
The information is provided by the Human Resources Department of Seneca. Please note that the information provided primarily applies to full-time Seneca employees, and benefits may differ according to employee group and status. Actual benefits and amounts may vary from those shown on this page. This web page does not constitute a contract of employment or a guarantee of employee benefits.