2022 intake for international students – Canada


Canada is one of the most preferred destinations in the world for students for higher studies and also to further build their career. Canada study plan can be successful only if you make the application at the right time. Canadian universities take admissions in definite time periods most usually known as intakes.

The three main intakes in Canada are:

Fall Intake (Primary Intake):

This is a popular intake among Indian students. The Fall semester begins in September and provides a large number of courses and degrees to foreign students.

Winter Intake (Secondary Intake):

The winter intake starts in January and is best for those students who did not enrol in September.

Summer Intake:

Summer admission is generally available for a restricted number of programmes and colleges and begins in April or May. 

Intakes in Canada Durations Deadline Courses
Fall Intake September–December/early January Between December and March All Programmes (Undergraduate and postgraduate in a university)
Winter Intake January–May Between September and November Selective Programmes
Spring/Summer Intake May-August February Short Term Programmes like Diploma programs in colleges
Intakes in Canada Pros Cons
Fall Intake Good weather Enough time to familiarize yourself with the environment A head start of 4-5 months for applications Apply for major courses Great funding and scholarship opportunities Intense Competition A lot of applicants apply during this time
Winter Intake Gives you time to prepare for the study permit and visa More time to prepare for the university application Harsh Canadian winters Less international applicants Limited courses available
Spring/Summer Intake Least intense competition Better chances of getting the offer Only Short-terms courses are available Not a mandatory semester Offered by very few universities Students prefer taking a spring break

Canadian university – List of Required Documents:

  • Language proficiency test scorecard.
  • Scorecard of other exams such as SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE.
  • Academic records.
  • Extra-curricular activity certificates.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Letter of Recommendations.
  • Photocopy of passport (a valid one).


List of Universities under different Intakes:

Full Intake
Universities for September intake Canada
Dalhousie University
Columbia College
Fraser International College
George Brown College
Lakehead University
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)
Navitas International College of Manitoba (ICM)
Saskatchewan Polytechnic University
Winter Intake
Fanshawe College
Cape Breton University
Douglas College
Lambton College
Mount Saint Vincent University
Carleton University
Centennial College
Spring Intake
Mount Saint Vincent University
Brock University
University of the Fraser Valley
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Capilano University
New York Institute of Technology
Lakehead University

Common Steps to apply for different intakes in Canada:


Step 1: Shortlist the Universities

Step 2: Crack the Exams for standardised examinations such as the GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL

Step 3: Submit Your Applications

Step 4: Wait for Your Acceptance/Offer Letter

Step 5: Compile your Student Visa and Finances

Step 6: Look and apply for international scholarships in Canada or student loan.

Step 7: Get Ready to Fly after completing the above stated steps by booking your airline tickets


Which Intake in Canada to Choose?

A huge majority of applicants oscillate between the September & January intakes in Canada and to choose which one is best for them. While the process of admission itself is not so long, the whole exercise of applying for a university is a tedious process starting from the universities you wish to apply to. However, it also depends on the suitability of the candidate as well as which window is right according to their chosen course and university. If you are sure enough, apply soon and you will hopefully receive your admit notification earlier to pursue higher studies in Canada.

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