Key Aspects


  • Spring Junior Year: Research Universities
  • Early fall: Applications open typically early October
  • November 1: Priority Deadline for University of Toronto
  • January 15: McGill University Deadline
  • Most universities work on rolling admissions, but if you aim to apply by January 15th you should hear back by end of March.

Application Procedure

  • For most universities you will apply directly on the university website.
  • For all Ontario Universities, use OUAC for your application.
  • Most Canadian University applications are deceptively simple. They want your biography, list of programs you are applying for, your transcripts and/or IB Predicted grades.
  • UBC does require written responses, what they call Personal insight

Tuition fees:

  • Average Tuition fees (in US Dollars/year):
    • Citizens: $4963
    • International students: $17,498
  • Examples for international students
    • University of Toronto arts/humanities:$48,530CAD
    • University of Toronto Business:$$56,730
    • University of Toronto  Engineering:$54,430
    • McGill Engineering: $42,392.10
    • McGill Business $48,747.90
    • McGill Social Sciences: $19,169.70


The top 20 source markets, as reflected in the table below, sent nearly 86% of Canada’s foreign students in 2018.



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