Canadian universities typically offer two major intakes, in the Fall and Winter. Some also offer a third, generally shorter intake in the spring or summer. Have a look at the Canadian intake seasons below.

August-October 2024Fall Intake 2024
Biggest intake of the year:

Most number of universities offering the most seats for their programs

November-JanuaryWinter Intake
Second biggest intake of the year:

Best option for those who miss the Fall intake

The deadline for applying to Canadian universities will depend on your chosen program, intake, study level, and the university itself. In general, deadlines may look as follows – note, though, that you should always check your university’s deadlines before shortlisting your programs for application.

IntakeDeadlineWhen to apply
Fall (Sep)Regular ApplicationAround July
Winter (Jan)Regular ApplicationAround November
Additional Intakes (Apr/May)Depends on the universityDepends on the university

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