In Canada there are two major intakes where students can apply to colleges and universities
September intake:- The September intake is the main intake in Canada. This intake is when most undergraduate and graduate programs begin. Applications for this intake are usually due between October and January.
January intake:- The January intake is less common in Canada, this intake has a limited number of undergraduate and graduate programs. Applications for this intake are usually due between June and September.
Canada even offers a May intake but only a handful of programs and colleges offer this intake and the application process starts around September and February.
Program Duration and stay back period
UG Bachelor’s Program:- The duration for an Undergraduate program in Canada lasts for Four years, however, some programs may take a shorter time depending upon the field of study and institution. After successful completion of an Undergraduate degree, the student can apply for Post Study Work Visa (PSW) for 3 years.
PG Master’s Program:- A master’s program usually takes around 2 years to complete, some programs may take a shorter duration depending upon the field of study and institute. After completion, a student can apply for a Post Study Work Visa (PSW) which depends upon the length of the program, for the 1-year course a student gets 1 year of PSW and for a 2-year course the student is eligible for PSW up to 3 years.
PG Diploma Program:- The duration of a postgraduate diploma program in Canada varies depending on the field of study and the institution. These programs can range from a few months to two years. After successfully completing a postgraduate diploma program, international students can apply for a Post Study Work Visa (PSW) which depends upon the length of the program. For 1 year course, a student gets 1 year of PSW and for a 2-year course, the student is eligible for PSW up to 3 years.
When to Apply
6 to 9 Months Prior
Admission requirements for programs in Canada
As India is a non-English speaking nation every student is required to appear for English proficiency tests such as IELTS/PTE/TOEFL for admission, and few top Universities require GRE or GMAT.
Undergraduate programs:- The average tuition fee for an undergraduate program in Canada is around CAD 20,000 per year. However, tuition fees can range from CAD 10,000 to CAD 40,000 per year depending on the institution and program.
Graduate Programs: The average tuition fee for a graduate program in Canada is around CAD 17,000 per year. However, tuition fees can range from CAD 6,000 to CAD 35,000 per year depending on the institution and program