Study in Canada: Timeline for September 2022 intake

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Srishti Chatterjee
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Updated on Apr 8, 2022 18:39 IST

Study in Canada: Timeline for September 2021 intake

Popular intakes in Canada

There are three major intakes to apply for universities in Canada i.e. Fall, Winter, and Summer. The majority of the international students apply for the Fall intake. We have given details about the three intakes in the below table. In this article, we have given details about Canada colleges open for September intake 2022.

Intakes in Canada



Fall Intake (Primary Intake)

September–December/ January

This is the most popular intake for getting admission to Canadian universities. The Fall semester begins in September and students have the option to apply to a huge number of courses and degrees in this term.

Winter Intake (Secondary Intake)


Those students who missed applying in the Fall intake apply in January.

Spring/Summer Intake


In this intake, students can apply to a restricted number of courses and colleges.

Advantages to Study in Canada

  • 8 Canadian universities are amongst the top 200 QS World University rankings 2022
  • After US and UK, Canada is the most preferred destination among the international and Indian students
  • The cost of studying in Canada is relatively less when compared to other developed nations like the US, UK, and Europe
  • Canada has a large Indian diaspora, so, it is considered a safe immigration destination for Indians
  • As one of the biggest economies, it offers a wide range of opportunities to young graduates

Timeline for September 2022 intake

      Start early and

by August

      , shortlist 8-12 universities that you will apply to.

Visit university websites and note application requirements, deadlines etc.

  • By September, be familiar with bank loan options and scholarships to fund your studies.
  • Begin by downloading admissions brochures from the university websites. Most brochures are out more than a year earlier.
  • Do some initial research on various accommodation options.

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  • Prepare for required standardised tests like GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE - depending on the course and university.
  • By June-July or three months before the test date, register for GMAT/GRE.
  • Register for TOEFL/IELTS at least a month before the test date.
  • Take the required tests around September. Plan for buffer time in case you need to retake the test.
  • Shortlist the colleges and prepare for your application. Think hard about what makes you unique as an applicant and sketch out your strengths and self-assessment.
  • Contact your professors and direct managers for the required 2-3 reference letters. At least a month before your application deadline.
  • Begin drafting your SOP and essays. Give a month’s time to structure these documents properly.
  • Apply before the deadline

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  • Don’t delay replying to college e-mails. And there will be quite a few!
  • Appear for personal/video interviews. These are scheduled around January to March.
  • Once you get acceptance letters, make your decision as soon as possible.
  • Depending on the deadline, notify the universities of your decision.
  • You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit to confirm your admission.
  • Search for and begin applying for external scholarships (if applicable).
  • Apply for a student loan, after you get your acceptance letter.
  • Gather paperwork for your student visa. Check visa requirements.
  • Apply for your student visa in time. Keep in mind the time taken for visa processing!

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  • Book airline tickets.
  • Arrange for an Internation Debit/Credit card.
  • Collect all the documents and their photocopies, to take along.
  • Check out this Pre-departure checklist!

Top 10 universities in Canada for 2022

Below mentioned are the top universities in Canada according to the QS World University Rankings 2022 and Canada rankings.


Canada Ranking

World Ranking

University of Toronto



McGill University



University of British Columbia



University of Montreal



University of Alberta



McMaster University



University of Waterloo



Western University



University of Ottawa



University of Calgary



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Srishti Chatterjee
Study Abroad Expert

Srishti has spent six years in the Education industry helping study abroad aspirants draft their application documents for their dream universities. Experienced in creating impressive SOP, LOR, and Essays, she knows... Read Full Bio




Mum Randhawa

a month ago

I have applied for Jan 2023 intake in present day . Can anybody tell that estimatelly in which months get my visa.

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Anannya Ani

2 months ago

Hello, I am a student of HSC batch 23 . I want to go abroad after my hsc can you please tell me how can I prepare myself? And please tell me about visa and other facilities ! Thanks dear

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2 months ago

I have completed my 10th in 2020 and now iam studying ITI COURSE of electrian in 2 year in next month final exams will be held so I want to diploma in Canada ? in any course at any collage and completed ielts have been get 6.5 band so I want to ask that I'm eligible are not for study in Canada

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Jaspreet Sethi

2 months ago

is it too late to apply for septemnber 2022 intake ? Also the course im looking forward to has only part time option available , does this affect my work permit later or PR process? Is it advisable to apply for PR and then to universities?

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Namuganza Samali

3 months ago

Hello , how can l get a scholarship?

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Srishti ChatterjeeStudy Abroad Expert

3 months ago

Check scholarship information here:

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