Empowering Global Success
International Student Program

Explore Global Opportunities with VIC's 2023 International Student Program, featuring MCU and IRCC Endorsement.

Transition Support

VIC offers vital services for a seamless transition, including airport pickup, housing aid, visa assistance, and health coverage.

Personal Advising

Full-time students have program-specific advisers for academic success and support access.

Career Preparation

VIC Works prepares you with resume help, interview training, and co-op opportunities for career success.


International Students Program

Starting from 2023, VIC is accepting international students with the joint endorsement of MCU(Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Ontario) and IRCC. Our programs combine online lectures with off-site placements, relying on our wide range of employer resources to provide practical skills and employment support for international students in Canada. Whether students choose to pursue employment opportunities in their home countries, or stay in Canada, our vocational training programs and employment support initiatives will enhance their competitiveness in future job searches.

What We Offer?

1. International Student Services

Our international student services is here to help you easily transition to life at VIC. Our services include free airport pickup, housing and accommodation assistance, International student orientation, visa assistance, health insurance, co-op assistance, and so on.

2. Student Advising

Full-time students are assigned a dedicated student adviser with program-specific knowledge. Our student advisers will work with you throughout your program and help you access the services and supports you need to be successful.

3. VIC Works

VIC Works supports students with career planning throughout their academic studies as we believe that the career development journey starts from the moment you arrive at VIC. We help prepare you for success in today’s workforce by connecting students and graduates with employers.

Through one-on-one resumé critiques, interview preparation, employer on-site interviews, career fairs, plus a job bank of 16,000+ organizations posting 7,000+ jobs per year, we help you reach your career goals. We also support you in obtaining co-ops or work terms at an organization in your chosen field. Working in a professional setting is an important step in bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to gain invaluable work experience.

4. Visa and Permit

In order to maintain your status as an international student in Canada, there are several processes, documents and regulations you will need to familiarize yourself with.

Information, Steps and Guidelines

How to Apply?

Application Checklist

Before you start your online application, please ensure you have the following ready:
  1. Complete International Application Form
  2. Photo and signature pages of your passport.
  3. Your academic record in your native language and official/certified English translation.
    • For High School Graduates:
      Your complete High School/Secondary School Transcript (all years of secondary school) and your High School/Secondary School Diploma (Certificate of Completion).
    • For University/College Graduates:
      Complete University/College Transcripts and a copy of your diploma/degree.
  4. Proof of English Proficiency:
    • IELTS Academic
    • TOEFL
  5. $200 CAD non-refundable application fee (pay by credit card/International Wire Transfer/Email Transfer).
Note: scanned documents can be submitted in JPG, JPEG, PDF, PNG, TIFF or GIF formats with a maximum file size of 10MB each.

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Extending Study Permits

Your study permit allows you to legally study in Canada. Make sure you know when your study permit expires. If your study permit is due to expire before you complete your program, you will need to apply for an extension to be able to continue studying in Canada. The best time to submit your request to extend your study permit is two to three months prior to the expiry date of the current one.

For more steps and information on how to extend your study permit and the documents required, view the Extending Your Study Permit Online.pdf guide.

Extending Study Permits FAQs

Note: If you have some additional questions and wish to be connected to an immigration specialist, please contact theservicehub@senecacollege.ca or by phone at 416.764.9900, to have a case opened.

If you require assistance in reviewing your application with an Immigration Specialist, it is best to visit them in person on-campus with all your relevant documents. Their on-campus schedule is available on our website.

Initial Study Permits

Step 1: Create an account or sign in on the IRCC website

Step 2: Answer the online questionnaire (be sure to select “Study Permit” when prompted)

Step 3: Upload your supporting documents and a completed application form

Step 4: Click “Submit” and pay the application fee