Research supervisors must ensure that their graduate students receive financial support from either an operating grant (stipend), an independent award/scholarship to the student, or a combination of these. Self-funding by the student as the sole means of support is not permitted.
The current minimum funding support level is ~$23,600 CAD per year for thesis-based master’s students, and ~$24,700 CAD per year for doctoral students.
The department does not pay tuition and fees on behalf of its graduate students, although individual supervisors may do so. Students are encouraged to discuss this and any other funding matters with their supervisor(s).