text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation
Call us: 1800 102 2233 (9am – 7pm)

What are the upcoming intakes in Canada?

Know all about the intakes available in Canada

Unlike a single intake in Indian universities, Canadian colleges and universities offer three intakes. In some universities, intakes may also be referred to as a semester. The three intakes available in Canada are:

  • Fall: A popular intake among Indian students, The Fall intake starts in the month of September
  • Winter: Starts in January; it’s best if you miss the September intake
  • Summer: Available for limited programs and colleges, the Summer intake usually starts around April and May  

Which intake to opt for?

It can get a bit confusing to choose the intake that’s best for you. Consider factors like the availability of your preferred program, your academic records, entrance test scores, acceptance rates, job opportunities and your readiness to join the program whilst making a decision.

While most Indian students prefer the September intake, January and April's intakes are equally good for certain programs. We suggest, if you do not have your scorecards ready, it’s better to skip the haste and apply for the next intake. 

Here’s an overview of the intakes available for different programs in universities and colleges:

Program

Intake

Deadline

Undergraduate and postgraduate in a
University

Fall – September
Winter - January

December - March
September - November

Diploma programs in colleges

January
May
August/September

August - September
January - February
February - April

*Deadlines vary basis institution and your program. Please speak with your IDP counsellor for more information.

Missed the last intake? Here’s a timeline for the upcoming intake!

IDP is there to answer all your common questions, such as:

  • Are deadlines flexible?
    Deadlines are flexible in Canadian educational institutions but only for diploma and post-graduate diplomas provided there are still seats left in the course you desire to pursue.
     
  • What if I have missed my deadline?
    In case you have missed your deadline, you need to contact your institution and ask about the last call for admission in April and May as this might be your last chance to get into your choice of Canadian institution.

    In order to make a well-informed decision, you can book a free counselling session with our experienced counsellors who can advise you on available intakes, course selection, application submission, and visa 
     

Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2020/2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates. 

Updated on July 6, 2020

 

 Recommended articles

Student visa assistance for Canada

To study in Canada, you’ll have to obtain a Study Permit and a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). Know all about it!

Education system in Canada

Canada is among the top countries in spending per capita on public post-secondary education. Learn all you need to know about the Canadian education system.

Next steps

Our students share their stories...

Hear it from our students

Alisha studying in Canada

When I entered IDP they gave me a brief about all the course that I could apply for my post-graduation. 

Ashwini studying in Canada

I'm really happy that I got into all of these prestigious colleges and I think IDP is really good and thumbs up for them. 

Please select a level of study

Enter subject, choose from the list or hit search

  • Start typing, choose from the list or hit search

  • Enter subject, choose from the list or or hit search

Please type and select an institution

  • Type 3 characters of a university name and select from the list

  • Enter a university or school name and select from the list