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Diploma of Social Service Worker - Immigrants and Refugees (SSWI)
Diploma of Social Service Worker - Immigrants and Refugees (SSWI)

Diploma of Social Service Worker - Immigrants and Refugees (SSWI)

  • ID:SC010135
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$150.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,453.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$807.49
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,250.00
  • Application Fee:$150.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,453.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$807.49
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,250.00

* Books and Supply Costs.

Estimated Total/program:
$59,320.98
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent
  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course

English Requirements

  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of full-time study in a school and country where English is the primary language
  • Successful completion of an intensive English program such as the English Language Institute
  • A recognized international language test score such as IELTS Academic, TOEFL or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Refer to English language test score requirements below.

Tests

Certificate Programs

Diploma and Advanced Diploma Programs

Degree Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

CAEL CE

Minimum 60

Minimum 60

Minimum 70 (Writing no less than 60)

Minimum 70 (Writing no less than 60)

Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE)

Minimum 169 with no skill below 162

Minimum 169 with no skill below 162

Minimum 176 with no skill below 169

Minimum 176 with no skill below 169

Duolingo

Minimum score 105 to 110

Minimum score 105 to 110

Minimum score 115 to 120

Minimum score 125 to 130

IELTS Academic

Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5

Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5

Minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0

Minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0

PTE Academic

Minimum score 58

Minimum score 58

Minimum score 60

Minimum score 60

TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL)

Minimum 80 with no skill below 20

Minimum 80 with no skill below 20

Minimum 84 with no skill below 21

Minimum 88 with no skill below 22

TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered

No skill below 20

No skill below 20

No skill below 21

No skill below 22

Course Information

This two-year diploma program prepares you to succeed as a social service provider working with immigrants and refugees from diverse backgrounds. With a framework based on equity, social justice and anti-oppression principles, this program will provide insight and understanding of pre-migration conditions and how to effectively aid clients with migration and the integration process. 

Your success in this program will be measured by your ability to grow, change and challenge your own beliefs, values and promote social justice, human dignity and equality. 

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • International and national migration policies
  • Settlement counselling 

  • Case management 

  • Community development

  • Advocacy

  • Fundraising and proposal writing

  • Program planning 

  • Development and evaluation

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Semester 1

COM101 or
COM111

Communicating Across Contexts or
Communicating Across Contexts (Enriched)

SSW101

Interpersonal Communications

SSW102

Diversity: Awareness and Practice

WIR100

Introduction to Immigrant and Refugee Policies

WIR147

Field Seminar: Laws, Principles and Ethics

 

Semester 2

SSW201

Group Dynamics

SSW212

Interviewing Skills and Principles

WIR208

Introduction to Settlement Sector

WIR227

Immigrant Families and Systemic Violence

WIR247

Integrative Field Work Seminar

WIR257

Field Placement

plus: General Education Course*

 

Semester 3

SSW311

Service Coordination and Advocacy

SSW312

Supportive Counselling

WIR347

Integrative Field Work Seminar

WIR357

Field Placement

WIR377

Non-Profit Funding and Grant Writing

plus: General Education Course*

 

Semester 4

SSW402

Community Practice

WIR407

Mental Health and Addiction

WIR408

Migration and Trauma

WIR447

Integrative Field Work Seminar

WIR457

Field Placement

plus: General Education Course*

 

Summer Bridge Courses

As a graduate of this program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you are eligible to pursue Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Community Mental Health program. This unique pathway allows you to earn a degree within two years (4 semesters plus a work-term) after completion of a summer bridging stream.

  • MHB399: Advanced Studies in Community Mental Health
  • MHB499: Health and Community Psychology
  • MHB599: Introduction to Mental Health and Addiction
  • MHB699: Crisis Counselling and Therapeutic Approaches
  • MHB799: Trauma Methods and practices in Community Mental Health

 

* SOC360, COM470, SCL100 or SOC100 will not fulfil a General Education requirement for the SSWI program, but may be used as a General Education option outside the SSWI program.

 

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Program

What is it?

Who can attend?

Advantages

English: 12U Equivalency

This program provides learners an opportunity to upgrade their English skills if they don’t have the high school English requirements.

Learners who complete an assessment that tests their writing and reading skills. This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.

English admission requirements for the joint York-Seneca Nursing (BSCN) program have to be met according to York University standards. Review the BSCN requirements here.

 

  • Tuition-free program for qualified students
  • Classes are scheduled in the evenings on Mondays and Thursdays providing flexibility between work and learning

 

Academic Upgrading

This two- to three-semester Academic Upgrading program is for learners who are missing requirements for a college certificate or diploma program.

Learners who are 19 years or older may apply.

  • Tuition-free program for qualified students
  • Courses offered at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Students may qualify for high school equivalency certificate

 

General Arts – English for Academic Purposes (GEA)

English for Academic purposes helps English as a second language (ESL) learners improve their English skills.

ESL learners who understand English at a basic level may apply. International students may benefit from our English Language Institute (ELI) program.

  • Full time, tuitioned, day school program
  • OSAP eligible
  • Flexibility in course choices

 

Math: 12U Equivalency

This program provides learners an opportunity to upgrade their math skills if they don’t have the high school math requirements.

This course is equivalent to the Ontario curriculum's Mathematics of Data Management: Grade 12 (MDM4U) course.

 

Learners who complete an assessment that tests their skills. This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.

The course is not available for prospective students of the Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology (FPR) program and the joint York-Seneca Nursing (BSCN) program who need to meet additional math course requirements. Select “admission requirements” on each program page for details.

 

  • Tuition-free program for qualified students.
  • Classes are scheduled in the evenings on Mondays providing flexibility between work and learning.

 

 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you

  • Settlement agencies
  • Schools
  • Refugee shelters
  • Community centres
  • Criminal justice system
  • Women’s programs, shelters and agencies offering services for immigrant youth

Based on your skills, interests and professional background you will qualify to work as:

  • Job search workshop facilitator
  • Host program worker
  • Settlement worker
  • Housing worker
  • School settlement worker

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance $807.49CAD

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