Canada is a popular study abroad destination, and students should start planning their studies in Canada a year in advance. There are generally two major intakes in Canada: one in September and another in January, although some institutions may offer a May intake. International applications for study in Canada can take up to 6-8 weeks to process, so it is important to submit your application as soon as possible. To study in Canada, you will need to apply for a Canadian student visa or study permit and obtain an offer of acceptance from your chosen Canadian university. To kickstart the process, you must meet certain requirements, including paying the application fee, providing proof of language proficiency (such as IELTS), submitting medical certificates and photographs, having a valid passport, and proving that you have enough funds to cover your tuition and living expenses through bank statements, receipts, or certificates.