Manage your Finances

Scholarships & Awards

Learn about scholarships and awards available to help pay for your studies. Scholarships and awards recognize the academic achievement and community engagement of Seneca students.

Doing Your Taxes

Find details about on-campus tax services available at Seneca.

Your Banking

Most places in Canada accept payments via debit/credit card, therefore, it is important to establish a personal bank account in Canada. Financial transactions such as paying your rent and bills, receiving payments from employers and withdrawing cash requires a bank account.  

You may open a bank account in one of these leading Canadian banks based in Toronto.

Please note: Seneca International does not endorse any specific Financial Institution.

Join an upcoming session on Banking and Finances in Canada

This session will explain how to open a Canadian bank account and share tips on managing your finances in Canada.

  • Monday, Aug. 30 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. EDT

Join the Banking and Finances in Canada session

Cashless Seneca

All of Seneca’s services have moved to cashless payments — debit card, credit card or OneCard.

Working in Canada and Your Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Many international students may be eligible to work on or off campus. However, you will need the condition on your study permit allowing you to work.

Your study permit should indicate that you “may accept employment or may work” in Canada.

You will also need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to legally work in Canada. You can apply online. There is no fee to apply for a SIN number. 

For more information, contact Service Canada:

Call in Canada

  • 1.866.274.6627

Outside Canada 

  • 1.506.548.7961