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Doodle Nandi

Doodle Nandi is a content editor for Hotcourses India- an IDP company, and helps write articles that help students with their study abroad journey.


21 Jun 2018 36.7K Book icon 2 mins Share

Get ready for the January intake in Canada, if you have missed the September intake!

Did you miss applying for the September intake in Canadian institutes? You can start applying for the January intake NOW!

21 Jun 2018 36.7K Book icon 2 mins Share
Doodle Nandi

Doodle Nandi is a content editor for Hotcourses India- an IDP company, and helps write articles that help students with their study abroad journey.


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Jan intake to study in Canada for Indian students

The Fall intake or September intake is the first choice amongst many students who are thinking of studying in Canada. Since most of them finish their exams by June each year, they get adequate time to prepare for their applications for the fall intake.

But it doesn’t mean students who miss the Fall intake are at a loss. The January intake or Winter intake at Canadian institutes is another preferred application timeline for Indian students.

The January intake gives a buffer period to students to slowly proceed towards their admissions, instead of rushing at the last hour, and prepare for exams or retake them, which are required as admissions criteria. Another popular intake at Canadian institutes is the May or spring intake, which can also be planned by you from now on, if you are one of those who missed the earlier intake deadlines.

Every Indian student looking to obtain the Canadian study permit must take up the IELTS test. 

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Which courses to apply for in the January intake?

There are a considerable number of courses, though could be limited at certain institutes, which students can choose to study in Canada.

Courses like business studies, engineering, management and applied and life sciences could be chosen by students.

Institutes like the Centennial College and Carleton University have several courses open for the Jan intake. Conestoga College has several programmes available for Jan 2019 intake, including both undergraduate and postgraduate courses – business administration, applied manufacturing management, marketing, accounting, finance, computer applications development and more.

What’s the deadline for January intake courses?

Deadlines vary from course to course and from university to university. So make sure you keep an eye on the university websites. Still better, speak to our counsellors and keep in touch with them to know about the application deadlines.

A safe bet is to apply by November to Canadian institutes if you are looking for the January intake, though a few would have different acceptance programmes and criteria.

Popular Canadian universities with January intake are as follows:

  1. Fanshawe College
  2. Cape Breton University
  3. Douglas College
  4. Lambton College
  5. Mount Saint Vincent University
  6. Carleton University
  7. Centennial College

Look for more universities in Canada.

You applying late at Canadian institutes doesn’t mean you’ll miss good opportunities. It’s all about making the best out of everything you have. So even if you apply late, say January or May, make sure the courses and universities that you choose work for you and help you find a way further ahead after you graduate.

Canada has turned out to be quite a favourite study destination, and for the last 3 years the country has welcomed Indian students 6 times more than it has ever done earlier.

The country gives immense opportunities to its graduates, and offers good living conditions. Students grow and learn in a supportive environment, alongside experience warm and hospitable places.

The point-based express entry system launched earlier has seen some overhaul in its immigration rules. The changes came into effect from 6 June 2018, and are as follows:

  1. Candidates who have extensive knowledge of French language (the country’s official language) can have an upper hand in gaining additional comprehensive ranking system (CRS) points to apply for a permanent residency in the country.
  2. PR applicants who have siblings residing in the country can gain additional CRS points.
  3. Candidates who are willing to study further after completing their postgraduate will gain additional points.
  4. If candidates are between 18 and 35 age groups, they can more easily obtain the immigration points, but any candidate above 35 will have lesser chances of being granted immigration points.

Which course are you looking for to study in the January intake at Canadian institutes? If you haven’t decided on anything, perhaps we can help you shortlist some universities and courses. Why don’t you speak to our counsellors and get counselled by them?

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