A fresh start in your academic journey comes with its own unique challenges and adventures at the same time. However, taking one step closer to your goals is essential by embarking on a transformative educational journey.
Canada, which is famous for its top-notch education system and conducive environment, is the ideal platform to shape your future and achieve your personal and professional goals.
The nation offers you the chance to start your studies at the beginning of the year through Canada's January intake. For this, you must make sure to create and mark important deadlines. What are your thoughts on starting a journey at the beginning of the year?
At MOEC, we know the difficulties you may face while preparing for your educational journey. We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible support to make your move smooth and easy.
This page will discuss the special benefits of the January intake in Canada. We will tell you which universities are open for admission in January and how to apply to them.
Universities in Canada open up their doors in three intakes.
September or Fall
January or Winter
May or Spring
All three intakes invite international students to study in different sectors. Candidates can apply for any intake to study in Canada.
The January Intake in Canada has recently opened for students. By enrolling in the January intake, you will benefit from joining a cohort of students who are just beginning their programs, which will immediately build a sense of community and camaraderie.
Check out the January intake's key highlights to understand why it is the best intake for international students in Canada in 2024.
You can apply for this intake if you missed the September Intake in Canada.
The January intake 2024 has a sizable enrollment, with participation from all universities.
Candidates may be admitted at many levels, including master’s, bachelor's, and PhD.
Indian students can apply for scholarships and receive funding.
Some particular courses are available only in January Intake. So, if your courses are one of them, you must apply for January 2024 Intake in Canada.
When enrolling in the January intake, you must know when to submit your application.
Most Canadian Universities recently opened their doors for the January intake 2024. We've included a timeline for the cutoff to complete the necessary tasks below.
|Canada January Intake Deadline 2024||Actions Taken by the Students|
|January - February 2023||Check the universities that accept applications in the January intake and know the courses you want to apply to. Shortlist them as per your preference and check their eligibility criteria.|
|December 2022 to February 2023||Apply for English proficiency tests such as IELTS / TOEFL/ PTE and appear for standardised admission tests such as GRE / GMAT (Optional), which are required to study at your preferred university.|
|March – April 2023||Apply to all shortlisted universities as soon as possible after collecting all the required documents.|
|May-June 2023||If you get selected for the university, you will receive mail with an offer letter.|
|July 2023||Arrange all the Costs of Studying and Living in Canada.|
|August 2023||Collect all the documents required to apply for a student Visa.|
|September - October 2023||Apply for a student visa. Also, to manage your expenses, apply for scholarships if you are eligible.|
|December 2023||Go to Canada, find accommodation, and wait for the session.|
Many universities offer admissions to international students in January Intake in Canada. Candidates who want to study at these universities in Canada can apply now. But before applying, knowing which universities are best for you is important.
To help you, we have provided you with the list of universities and their QS World Ranking, which international students generally prefer.
|University Name||QS World Ranking 2023|
|University of Toronto||34|
|University of British Columbia||47|
|University of Alberta||110|
|University of Waterloo||154|
|University of Ottawa||237|
|University of Calgary||242|
|Queen's University at Kingston||246|
|Simon Fraser University||328|
|University of Manitoba||651-700|
|University of Windsor||751-800|
After shortlisting the universities for January Intake in Canada, you should start applying for them. It is very important to apply to universities in Canada accurately with proper documentation to get an offer letter from the university.
STEP 1: Research the universities and their January intake courses in Canada and select a few that suit your preferences.
STEP 2: Review the eligibility requirements and paperwork needed to apply to the college, along with your IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL English proficiency certificate.
STEP 3: Now, apply flawlessly to all the chosen institutions after gathering all the necessary information. You can speak with one of our expert counselors about this.
Wait for the universities' response in step four. Accept an offer letter if you get one.
STEP 4: After receiving the Offer letter you need to pay the tuition fee to the institute to get the Letter of acceptance from the university which is required for Visa purposes.
STEP 5: Pay for your GIC and have your medical test done.
STEP 6: At this point, apply for a student visa, as the procedure will take some time.
STEP 7: Travel to Canada and await the commencement of the session. You should make sure you have arranged for accommodation at that time.
Here are the documents required to study in Canada for the January Intake.
Completed applications for college or university
Your study plan-specific visa or student permit
All prior academic transcripts
Scores on standardised tests (to prove your English proficiency)
Statement about knowledge requirements (if the institution so requests)
Academic recommendation letters and a statement of purpose
Reference letters from the workplace
Documentation of financial stability
Letter of authorisation from an institution or college
GIC—Guaranteed Information Certificate
Co-op Letter (if the LOA mentions a cooperative letter)
Receipt for tuition fees
Health insurance (if necessary)
IELTS/TOEFL results for English competence; a portfolio (if necessary)
The January Intake in Canada is a good option for students studying abroad. With this intake, the country provides many job opportunities in different sectors.
We have provided sufficient information about January Intake in Canada.
If unsure or want deeper insight, we encourage you to speak with our expert counsellors at Meridean Overseas Education Consultants (MOEC).
If you cannot travel to our offices, we offer online counselling services via our website. Our dedicated counsellors will provide the best guidance regarding your application to study in Canada. Don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1800-1230-00011.
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Many universities have opened their doors for January Intake in Canada for 2024.
You can apply for IELTS anytime in two years as exam results are valid for two years. In the January 2024 intake, you have more than a year. IELTS is a language proficiency exam that evaluates your reading, writing, and comprehension of English. The exam results are valid for two years.
Since there is less competition in January, students have a better chance of getting into the programmes and institutions of their choice.