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    Upcoming Intakes to Study in Canada 2022 – 2023

    Oct 19,2021

    Upcoming Intakes to Study in Canada 2022 - 2023

    Your plan to Study in Canada can be successful only if you make the application at the right time. Canadian universities take admissions in definite time periods most commonly known as intakes. The three main intakes in Canada are fall, winter, and summer intakes. 

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    Recently Open Intakes

    Available Universities for January 2023 Intake

    • Fanshawe College
    • Georgian College
    • Georgian at Ilac Toronto Campus
    • Humber College
    • Northern College Pures Campus
    • Seneca College
    • University of Lethbridge

    Available Universities for September 2022 Intake

    • Ascent College
    • Aviron College
    • Cambrian college
    • Canadore College
    • Cégep De La Gaspésie Et Des Îles
    • Cégep Marie-Victorin
    • Fanshawe College (Open for Few Programs)
    • Georgian College
    • Lakeland College
    • Matrix College,
    • Medicine Hat College
    • Mohawk College
    • Ontario Tech University
    • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
    • St. Clair College
    • St. Lawrence at Canadian College (Vancouver & Surrey Campus)
    • St. Mary’s University
    • University of Lethbridge

    Fall Intake

    The fall intake is the primary intake in Canada. The intake welcomes the maximum number of applications. Fall intake is the mainstream intake among the Indian youths and offers a huge array of courses and degrees to international students. Fall intake begins in September and remains open till December or the initial days of January. 

    Winter Intake

    The winter intake is the secondary intake, The intake allows applications between January and May. Winter intake gives chance to those students to Study in Canada who missed to raise the application during the fall intake. 

    Spring/Summer Intake

    The spring/summer intake is available from May to August. The intake is open for a certain number of colleges and study programs only.

    The above information is summarized in the below table

    IntakeMonth of commencementDetails 
    Fall intakeSeptemberPrimary Intake, All universities, and all study programs are open for international students.
    Winter intakeJanuary Secondary Intake, Good option for students who failed to use the fall intake. Not all but a significant number of study courses are open for the students desiring to study in Canada.
    Spring/Summer intakeMayVery limited courses are available (generally short-term). The number of universities offering admission in the summer intake is also small.

    Different intakes in Canada – Accessible Courses

    Master’s programs like MS or MBA can be applied in the fall intake. The winter intake allows universities to fill the leftover seats during the fall intake and take admissions for other specific courses as well. The summer intake is specifically for short-term courses like the diploma programs. 

    IntakeCourse availability
    Fall IntakeAny undergraduate or postgraduate program in any university
    Winter IntakeOnly a limited number of programs
    Spring/Summer IntakeShort duration programs such as Diploma programs

    Different Intakes in Canada – Merits, and Demerits

    Fall intake


    • Fall intake is the most popular intake enabling you to apply for any course in any university. There is no restriction imposed.
    • The intake presents phenomenal funding and scholarship options.
    • The long intake duration (4-5) months gives you sufficient time to think well before making final choices.


    • The competition is really high. An ample number of applications are made during the fall intake. Hence, your chances to secure an admission diminish. 

    Winter intake 


    • Winter intake provides you enough time to arrange your student visa.
    • You get more time to prepare yourself for raising your application. 


    • Not all courses are available during this intake.
    • Fewer international applications than the fall intake.

    Summer intake


    • The competition is minimum.
    • The possibilities of securing an admission are higher.


    • Very limited courses are available usually only short-term courses.
    • You have only a few university options. 

    Intakes in Canada – Deadlines

    Knowing the deadlines defined by your chosen university and applying within the given deadlines is crucial to secure a seat in the underlying university. The deadlines are established a year before hence you get adequate time to prepare for your application. 

    Fall intakeBetween December and March
    Winter intakeBetween September and November
    Summer intakeFebruary
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    Intakes in Canada – Deadlines for Diploma Candidates

    Intake University deadlineCollege deadline
    Fall intakeDeadlines lie between December and March months of the former yearDeadlines lie between February and April months of the same year
    Winter intakeDeadlines lie between the September and November months of the former yearDeadlines lie between the August and September months of the former year
    Summer intake Deadlines lie in the February month of the same yearDeadlines lie between January and February months of the same year

    Intakes in Canada – Course-Specific Deadlines

    Under Graduate coursesFall IntakeWinter Intake
    Post Graduate courses Fall IntakeWinter Intake
    MBACycle 1 in Fall IntakeCycle 2 in Winter IntakeCycle 3 in Summer Intake

    Fall intake – List of Available Universities

    • 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 – List of Available Universities/Colleges

    • Fanshawe College
    • Cape Breton University
    • Douglas College
    • Lambton College
    • Mount Saint Vincent University
    • Carleton University
    • Centennial College

    Spring Intake – List of Available Universities

    • Mount Saint Vincent University
    • Brock University
    • University of the Fraser Valley
    • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    • Capilano University
    • New York Institute of Technology
    • Lakehead University

    Which Intake in Canada to Choose?

    An immense number of candidates swing amidst the September & January intakes. Choosing the best between the two becomes a hassle for them. Though the process of taking admission is not that long, the task involves tiresome steps such as selecting the right university, course, taking the necessary exams and so on. Organizing the mandatory documents is also an overhead that bothers candidates in many ways. Hence, commencing the process as soon as possible is advisable to assure positive results. However, the students are also required to understand which intake is the most suitable to apply for their desired course and university. If you find difficulty in picking the right intake to apply for admission in Canada, adopting assistance from dependable Overseas Education Consultants is the finest way to cope with the problem.

    Document Required for Applying to a Canadian University

    The students wishing to take admission to a reputed Canadian university are required to present a few documents as a mandatory part of their admission process. These documents include

    • 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).

    Tuition Fee Deposit Deadlines

    Intake Deadline
    Fall 1 May
    Winter1 Oct
    Summer1 Feb

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      Bijal Shah

      Mrs Bijal Shah, a senior process and counselling expert is an enthusiastic study abroad advisor with 10+ years of experience in managing the Study Abroad department. She has expertise in post-secondary and university applications, choosing the right educational institutions for the candidates. She is carrying an extensive knowledge of 5 study-oriented countries like Australia, Canada, NZ, the UK, and the USA. Her superlative skills of advising students and their parents help plenty of students to choose the right country with the right course. Within Aspire Square she is known for her career development guidance and academic planning for the student. At the organization, she is the one of contact for communicating effectively with various constituencies including domestic, and international students’ campuses, administrators, and faculties.


      1. Is canadore collage Toronto campus open for September 2022 for UG computer programs.

      2. Umaima Muhammad Nadeem says: December 18, 2021 at 9:55 pm

        Good Evening ,
        Its Umaima here , I actually wanted to know what courses are available for the spring/summer intake ?
        I wanna specifically go for Electrical Engineering ,so is the university offering this program in Spring intake ?

        • Electrical Engineering in Universities currently is available for Sept.-22 (Fall) Intake. It is fast filling so advisable is to apply for Sept.-22 Intake as soon as possible.

      3. What is the procedure to get September 22 intake.

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