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GMAT Test Dates and Centres Across Canada

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) can be taken at different test centres around the country. Test dates vary from year to year; however, each test centre can accommodate a varying number of test-takers at one time. Refer to the admissions deadlines of the schools to which you are applying and make your appointment far enough in advance to increase your chances of receiving your preferred test date and test centre.

 

List of Canadian GMAT Test Centre Locations

Please note the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) website has a complete list of all GMAT test centres around the world. Canadian GMAT test centre locations are listed below:

British Columbia
Burnaby GMAT Test Centre - 4190 Lougheed Hwy, Commerce Court Building, Suite 103, Burnaby, BC, V5C 6A8
Victoria GMAT Test Centre - 3100 Foul Bay Rd, 2nd Floor, Dawson Building, Assessment Centre, Victoria, BC, V8P 5J2
 
Alberta
Calgary GMAT Test Centre - 4628 5th St NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 7C3
Edmonton GMAT Test Centre - 10055 106th St. NW, Suite 540, HSBC Building, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2Y2
 
Saskatchewan

Saskatoon GMAT Test Centre - 1202A Quebec Ave, SK, S7K 1V2

Regina GMAT Test Centre - 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2

 
Manitoba
Winnipeg GMAT Test Centre - 167 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2B7
 
Ontario
Kitchener GMAT Test Centre - 110 King St E, Kitchener, ON, N2G 0A5
Ottawa GMAT Test Centre - 11 Holland Ave., Suite 512, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4S1
Pickering GMAT Test Centre - 1099 Kingston Rd, Suite 220, Pickering, ON L1V 1B5
Toronto GMAT Test Centre - 1 Eva Rd., Suite 400, Toronto, ON, M9C 4Z5
Toronto GMAT Test Centre - 21 St. Clair Ave E, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, M4T 1L9
Windsor GMAT Test Centre - 1737 Walker Rd, Windsor, ON, N8W 3P2
 
Quebec
Montreal GMAT Test Centre - 7705 17th Ave, Montreal, QC, H2A 2S4
 
Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown GMAT Test Centre - 18A Superior Cres, Mount Edward Rd, Charlottetown, PEI, C1E 2A1
 
Nova Scotia
Halifax GMAT Test Centre - 6440 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS, B3L 1A8

Newfoundland
St. John’s GMAT Test Centre - MUN, 4th Floor, Spencer Hall, 220 Prince Phillip Dr, St.John's, NL, A1C 5S7

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GMAT Fees and Services for Canadian Registrants

The Graduate Management Admission Test fee is $250 US. This fee is subject to the current exchange rate, and applicable federal and provincial taxes.

Preferred forms of payment include Credit Card (Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or JCB®), cashier's cheque (mailed forms only), money order (mailed forms only), and personal cheque (mailed forms only).

All payments must be in full, including applicable taxes, and should be addressed to "Pearson-VUE-GMAT".

Price
Rescheduling your GMAT appointment
[At least 7 days before your appointment] $ 50
[Within 7 days of the appointment] $ 250
Cancelling your appointment
[At least 7 days before your appointment] $ 80
Additional Score Report $ 28

For additional information on all fees, please check the GMAC website.

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About the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC)

The Graduate Management Admissions Test is sponsored, owned, and directed by The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), a global nonprofit organization composed of graduate business schools located in Canada, the United States, and around the world. Two (2) independent testing organizations assist GMAC in the delivery of the GMAT Program: Pearson VUE and ACT Inc.

Pearson VUE administers the GMAT exam and consults with GMAC about general test administration policy.

ACT, Inc. develops test material, provides scoring services, and conducts research relating to the test.

For more information about the GMAC, visit the GMAC website.

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About the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive examination, designed by MBA students, and is administered year-round at test centres throughout the world. The GMAT measures verbal, mathematical, analytical writing, and integrated reasoning skills. It is specifically designed to help business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Most business schools require candidates to have a GMAT score in order to assess their qualifications.

GMAT scores are used by more than 4,000 graduate management programs at almost 1,800 schools. The GMAT is conducted entirely in English, all instructions are provided in English, and all responses must be entered using standard American English characters.

For more information about the GMAT, visit the MBA website.

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GMAT Exam Format and Length

The Graduate Management Admissions Test consists of four (4) sections; the Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning sections. The following table outlines the GMAT exam format, as well as the amount of time that test-takers are allotted for each section.

 

GMAT Test Section  Number of Questions      Question Types Timing
Analytical Writing Assessment       1 Topic Analysis of an Argument         30 Minutes 
Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions

Multi-Source Reasoning
Graphics Interpretation 
Two-Part Analysis
Table Analysis

30 Minutes
Quantitative Section 37 Questions Data Sufficiency 
Problem Solving 
75 Minutes 
Verbal Section  41 Questions Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction 
75 Minutes 
Total Exam Time (without breaks)         3 Hours, 30 Minutes 
Total Exam Time (with breaks)     Approx. 4 Hours

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Recent Changes to the GMAT

On June 5, 2012, the GMAT exam gained a new Integrated Reasoning section designed to measure the test takers' ability to evaluate information presented in multiple formats and from multiple sources. The skills being tested in this section were identified in a survey of 740 management faculty worldwide as important for today’s incoming students.

Features of the Integrated Reasoning section: 

  • a new 30-minute section that consists of 12 questions.
  • the questions in this new section include Graphic Interpretations, Table Analysis, Multi-Source Reasoning, and Two-Part Analysis.
  • an on-screen calculator is available only for the Integrated Reasoning section.

The GMAT Verbal, Quantitative, and Total Scores did not change. The Analytical Writing Assessment has been streamlined to include only one essay instead of two. Test takers will now receive a score for the essay, and a separate score for the new Integrated Reasoning section. The overall length of the GMAT exam did not change. 

Click here for more information about the "Next Generation GMAT".

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GMAT Test Centre Regulations

  • When to arrive
    Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled GMAT appointment. You will need to check in when you arrive. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled appointment time, you may not be admitted, and your entire test fee will be forfeited.
  • Presenting valid ID
    In addition to the valid ID you must present at the test centre, a digital photograph, signature, and fingerprint and/or palm vein pattern will also be collected at the test centre. The ID you present must be current, legible, bear your name in the Roman alphabet exactly as you provided when you made your test appointment, and be originally issued. The only acceptable forms of ID you may use at the centre are a passport, a government-issued drivers licence, a government-issued national/province/state identity card (including European ID cards), or military ID card.

    Your identification must also include a recent photograph, your signature, and the date of birth you provided at registration. If you are unable to provide ID that includes all four (4), you will be required to present a second ID that includes the missing elements.

    The administrator will also ask you to confirm your agreement to the GMAT Examination Testing Rules and Agreement with a digital signature.

  • Items permitted in the test room
    Test-takers will be provided with five (5) erasable noteboards. If you fill up your noteboards during the test, raise your hand and an administrator will give you replacements. The noteboards must be returned to the administrator after the test.

  • Monitoring
    Testing premises are subject to audio/video recording and other monitoring.

  • Prohibited Items
    No devices or testing aids may be used or accessed during the test session or during the breaks. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to pens, pencils, calculators, watch calculators, books, pamphlets, notes, blank sheets of paper, rulers, or any other measuring devices, stereos or radios, MP3 players, telephones or cell phones, stopwatches, watches (including those with flashing lights or alarm sounds), dictionaries, translators, thesauri, personal digital assistants (PDA), and any other electronic or photographic devices or potential aids of any kind, food, drinks, backpacks, purses, hats, coats, bags, wallets, and handbags. Bringing prohibited items into the test room may result in the confiscation of such items by the test supervisor, a cancellation of your score by GMAT, and/or notification to schools you applied to.

  • Personal Items
    After you check in, you will be asked to deposit personal items in a locker. Storage space is small so please plan accordingly.

  • Breaks
    There are two (2) optional scheduled breaks during the exam: after the Analytical Writing Assessment and after the Quantitative section. These breaks will be timed. If you exceed the time allowed for these breaks, the excess time will be automatically deducted from the next section of the test. Test-takers may take unscheduled breaks if necessary, however the exam timer will not stop during unscheduled breaks.

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Test Takers with Disabilities

Test-takers with documented disabilities may qualify for special accommodations, which may include the following:

  • Additional testing time (all tests are timed)
  • Additional or extended rest breaks
  • Allowance of a medical device in the testing rooms
  • A trackball mouse
  • A reader who can read the test items to the test-taker and record test-taker responses
  • A recorder to record test-taker responses
  • Enlarged font on the PC monitor
  • A sign language interpreter

The following comfort aids do not require a GMAT Test Accommodations form:

  • Eyeglasses and hearing aids
  • Pillow for supporting neck, back, or injured limb
  • Neck braces or collars
  • Insulin pump, if attached to your body (medical equipment not attached to your body requires an accommodations request.)

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GMAT Non-Disclosure Agreement and General Terms of Use

All test-takers must agree to the GMAT Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) at the computer terminal prior to starting the test. The NDA discusses ownership of the test records as well as the test-takers obligation regarding recording and sharing test content. The NDA is a timed section, and if you do not agree to the NDA in the allotted minutes, you will be prompted to enter a response. If you do not agree to the NDA within an additional 30 seconds after this, your test will end, and you will be forced to forfeit your testing fee.

For more information on the Non-Disclosure Agreement, please visit The GMAT Information Bulletin.

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GMAT Contact Information for Canadian Registrants

Canadian registrants can contact GMAC by email, telephone, fax, or mail. The contact information for each method is listed below:

  • Email
    GMATCandidateServicesAmericas@pearson.com

  • Telephone

    Customer Service Representatives
    Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (Monday - Friday)
    Telephone number: 1-800-717-4628 (toll-free within Canada and the US only)
    Telephone number: 1-952-681-3680
    To check on the availability of GMAT appointments in Canadian cities, please call 1-866-442-GMAT (4628). 

  • Fax
    1-952-681-3681

  • Mail
    Pearson VUE - GMAT Program
    5601 Green Valley Drive
    Suite 300
    Bloomington, MN
    55437 USA

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Registering for the GMAT in Canada

To register, you must first select a test centre location. Once you have selected a test location, you will need to schedule a GMAT exam appointment online, by phone, by fax or by mail. Available time slots change continuously as people register for the test. You will select from available testing times at your chosen test centre location. Your appointment will be confirmed via email if you provide an email address when you register. Email confirmation notices are sent soon after Pearson VUE has scheduled your appointment. If you do not provide an email address, you will receive confirmation in a mailed letter; depending on where you live, this letter may take several weeks to arrive. If you schedule your appointment within three (3) calendar days of the test administration and do not provide an email address, you will not receive a confirmation letter.

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Changing Canadian GMAT Test Centres and Test Dates

Those wanting to reschedule must choose a new exam date. To avoid the forfeiture of your test fee when rescheduling your exam, you must allow at least seven (7) calendar days between the day you reschedule your appointment and your test day. Appointments cannot be rescheduled for a date that is more than one (1) year after the original appointment date. A partial refund of $80 US will be given if your test appointment is cancelled at least seven (7) calendar days before your original test day. The rescheduling fee and cancellation refund amount are subject to change without notice.

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GMAT Exam Scores

If you choose to report your scores, you will be able to view and print an Unofficial Score Report that shows your Quantitative, Verbal, and Total scores, as well as any schools you designated as score-report recipients. You will also receive a printed copy of the test from a test Administrator. An Official Score Report, which includes all four (4) sections and the total scores, will be made available to you online and to designated schools that the test-taker applied to within 20 days after the test. Score reports will show the current test score along with the last 12 test scores reported in the last five (5) years. If you provided an email address when you registered for the GMAT exam, you will receive an email with a security-coded Internet address to view your score report.

GMAT test takers receive five (5) scores-

  • Verbal
  • Quantitative
  • Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Total



Verbal and Quantitative Scores

The Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60. Scores below 9 and above 44 are rare.

The Verbal and Quantitative scores measure different constructs and are not comparable to each other.

 

Analytical Writing Assessment Score

The AWA score can range from 0 to 6 in half point intervals.

Writing scores are computed separately from the scores for the multiple-choice sections of the test and have no effect on the Verbal, Quantitative, or Total scores.

 

Integrated Reasoning

The Integrated Reasoning score can range from 1-8 in single-digit intervals. Like the AWA section, the IR section has no effect on the Verbal, Quantitative, or Total scores.

 

Total GMAT Score

Total GMAT scores range from 200 to 800. Two-thirds of test-takers score between 400 and 600.

 

The Score Report

GMAT score reports include all test results achieved in the last five (5) years, the most recent AWA essay responses, and the following background information:

  • Country of citizenship
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Undergraduate institution, grade point average (GPA), major, and date of graduation
  • Intended graduate study
  • Highest level of education attained

A "*" symbol indicates that there is no reportable score for a test administration.

 

GMAT Score Availability

Test takers may print their unofficial scores from the Verbal and Quantitative multiple-choice sections, along with the Total score, immediately after completing the test.

Official GMAT score reports that include the AWA and IR score available to the test-taker and his or her designated score-report recipients (schools) approximately three (3) weeks after the test.

 

"Old" GMAT Scores

Official GMAT score results are kept for ten (10) years. Candidates may request score reports up to ten (10) years old if they do not have more recent, valid scores. Most schools accept scores no older than five (5) years.

For more information regarding GMAT scores, visit the GMAT website.

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Sending Your Scores to MBA Programs

On the test day, before the test, you will be given the opportunity to select up to five (5) programs to receive your score report. Your basic test registration fee covers the release of your scores only to the programs you select on test day. If you wish to send your scores to any graduate management programs after the test day, or if you wish to send your scores to more than five (5) graduate management programs, you may use Additional Score Reporting service. You will be charged a fee for every Additional Score Report requested. Reports will be sent seven (7) days of the request being received. Scores from all the GMAT exams you have taken in the last five (5) years will be reported.

You may order an Additional Score Report by:

  • Calling 1-800-717-4628 [GMAT Customer Service] and requesting an Additional Score Report be sent to your residence
  • Going to www.mba.com and filling out a Score Report Request Form
    This form can be faxed to the GMAT Customer Service in your area or mailed, along with a cheque or money order, to:

Pearson VUE
Attention: GMAT Program
PO Box 581907
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1907
USA

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Scaled Score vs. Percentile Rank Conversion Chart for GMAT Test Scores

The following table describes what the numerical score is for examines and what percentile that score falls into.

 

Scaled Score
Percentile Rank
 760 - 800  99%
 750 98%
 740  97%
 730  96%
 720 94%
 710  92%
 700  90%
 690  87%
 680  85%
 670  84%
 660  81%
 650  78%
 640  73%
 630  72%
 620  69%
 610  66%
 600  62%
 590  59%
 580  56%
 570  53%
 560  50%
 550  47%
 540  44%
530  40%
Scaled Score
Percentile Rank
 520 38%
 510  35%
 500  33%
 490  30%
 480  28%
 470  26%
 460  23%
 450  21%
 440  19%
 430  17%
 420  15%
 410  14%
 400  12%
 390  11%
 380  10%
 370  9%
 360  8%
 340 - 350  6%
 330  5%
 320  4%
 280 - 310  3%
260 - 270
 2%
 220 - 250
 1%
 200 - 210
 0%

 

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Cancelling the GMAT Score

Individuals who wish to cancel their test score may only do so at the testing centre on the day of their exam. Immediately following the completion of the test - but before viewing your scores - a message will appear asking if you would like to cancel your score. If you choose to cancel your score, you will not be able to view it. If you cancel your score:

  • it cannot be reinstated;
  • you will not be eligible for a refund of any fees;
  • the score cancellation will remain a part of your permanent record and will be reported on future score reports; and
  • you must wait 31 days to retake the exam.

Any other cancellation of your scores is at the sole discretion of GMAC and/or Pearson VUE. Such cancellation may occur, for example, if an examinee violates certain rules regarding impermissible examinee conduct. In the event that the test-takers score is cancelled by GMAC and/or Pearson, the cancellation will appear on the test-taker's Official Score Report.

For more information on cancelling the GMAT score, please refer to the www.mba.com.

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Repeating the GMAT Test

Test-takers may repeat the GMAT if they feel the test score does not reflect their ability. Candidates can only take the GMAT exam once within any period of 31 consecutive calendar days and no more than five (5) times within any period of 12 consecutive calendar months. In addition, if you score 800 on the exam, you will be prohibited from testing for five (5) years from your exam date.

 

GMAT Refund Policy

If you cancel your test appointment at least seven (7) full calendar days in advance of the date and time of your appointment, you will receive a partial refund. If you cancel your appointment within seven (7) full calendar days of your scheduled test date and time, you will forfeit your entire registration fee. The cancellation refund is subject to change without notice.

If you paid to schedule your appointment using a credit card and you cancel your appointment within this time period, your credit card account will be credited the refund amount. If you paid by cheque or money order, you will receive a refund cheque in the mail. If you cancel your appointment within seven (7) days of your test date, you forfeit your entire registration fee. All refunds are made in US dollars.

To cancel your GMAT appointment, call the GMAT Customer Service

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GMAT Test Preparation Courses Across Canada

Oxford Seminars offers 22-hour and 48-hour GMAT test preparation courses all across Canada:

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List of Additional Sample Practice GMAT Tests

Free GMAT Test Preparation software is available to download from the GMAT website in order to help you prepare for the Computer Adaptive GMAT exam.

First, go to www.mba.com/mba. Click on the drop-down menu titled "The GMAT", then choose the tab "Free Test-Preparation Software". Click on "Download GMATPrep Now". You must create an account in order to access the free Test Preparation software.

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GMAT Preparation Materials Available Through Oxford Seminars

Listed below are the most recent GMAT PrepTest materials Oxford Seminars has to offer.

GMAT PrepTest Materials Cost
The Official Guide to GMAT® Review, 13th Edition $30.00
The Official Guide for GMAT® Verbal Review, second edition $15.00
The Official Guide for GMAT® Quantitative Review, second edition $15.00

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Canadian Business School Profiles

The following links take you to concise descriptions of twenty five Canadian business schools. Each profile covers admission requirements, curriculum, special programs, expenses and financial aid, and a link to each business school's own website for additional information.

Information about this test, and its requirements and policies, changes constantly. For the most up-to-date information, see the official testing website.

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