Uvic has automatic fellowships that are tens of thousands for PhDs which cover your tuition basically entirely. If you are even mildly competent in grad school you will get enough funding beyond the automatic fellowships to pay for tuition multiple times over.
Maybe this is department specific but your supervisor should also have funding for your stipend.
Let's say you got the PhD fellowship
Let's say you got any tri agency funding
20k+ per year for 3 years
There was the automatic funding from joining grad school during covid in bc
Any money you get from your supervisor as a stipend
20k+ per year
None of this applies for non research grad school so I should have been more clear about that.