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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:$15,164.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$807.49
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,250.00
  • Application Fee:$150.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,164.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$807.49
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,250.00

* Books and Supply Costs.

Estimated Total/program:
$58,742.98
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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.

  • 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, Anti Oppressive 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

  • 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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