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Travel Insurance

All international students have mandatory health insurance coverage while studying at Seneca. The coverage will be active for the current academic year (September 1 to August 31), depending on your program start date. It is highly recommended that you buy travel insurance when you purchase your airline ticket. Contact your local travel agent for information on travel insurance.

Airport Pickup

Seneca is providing airport pickup services at no cost for international students arriving in Toronto. Transportation from the airport to your quarantine location is provided by private taxi.  

To arrange transportation, download the Seneca International Arrivals (iCent) app and submit your airport booking through the “Start Here – Mandatory Forms” icon. Once your request is received, you will receive an email with further instructions and to confirm your pickup.

If you have any questions regarding your arrangements, please email the International Services Co-ordinator at You can also reach International Student Services by phone at 416.491.5050 ext. 22367.

Upon Arrival

After you have arrived in Toronto, you must visit your Seneca campus and confirm your arrival and complete other important procedures.

Submit your Study Permit

You must submit a copy of your Study Permit to the International Admissions Office upon your arrival at Seneca. You may submit online by scanning and emailing a copy to or in person to the Registration Office of your campus.

Submit an Address in Canada Form

You must submit an Address in Canada Form to the International Admissions Office. Seneca requires your new address in Ontario to reach you during the year. Seneca should always have your current local Ontario address on file.


Attending Orientation

Whether you are a professional program student or an English Language Institute (ELI) student coming to Seneca for the first time, you must attend our international student orientation. 

Learn more about our international student orientation and our ELI student orientation (PDF).

Welcome Events

To help you get off to a great start at the College, we encourage you to attend one of our virtual events for international students.

Each week, International Student Services hosts a virtual international student hangout to have your questions answered, participate in activities and connect with other international students.

It is every Wednesday, from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

Join Virtual International Student Hangout

The Student Life Calendar, has many activities that you can join from wherever you are.

Before you arrive at Seneca, join Seneca International Student Services for an online orientation event on Nov. 27 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST. Find out more on the Orientation website.