Yes the Canadian SE and SEL had a little different options than the USA models.
So I can see the Canadian SE would not have the option of automated climate.
My 2012 SE also did not have the automated climate as an option.
I agree the swap would be very difficult and expensive. And way more than a small chunk in the dashboard!
Wait and make sure you get what you want in your next new car a few years down the road.
When I switched to the ST I am pleased with the climate stuff. I had manual controls and thought the automatic ones would not matter. Well they are better. My only complaint is having to bother with the defroster. It should KNOW when to turn itself on. (any HVAC should be capable of realizing when the windows are going to get frosty.. Know the ambient humidity and the windshield glass temps.. Done. Maybe the ambient humidity is too difficult??? or even a sensor right on a corner of the windshield...)
I just got the se with appearance package, sunroof, and leather. I was in a hurry because my other car broke down and needed a car. But i love my car and no complaints just trying to do a few things here and there and just thought about switching to see if it was possible