GMAT Canada Registration - Information for Canadian Test Registrants
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.
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:
|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|
|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
Saskatoon GMAT Test Centre - 1202A Quebec Ave, SK, S7K 1V2
Regina GMAT Test Centre - 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2
|Winnipeg GMAT Test Centre - 167 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2B7
|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|
|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|
|Halifax GMAT Test Centre - 6440 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS, B3L 1A8|
|St. John’s GMAT Test Centre - MUN, 4th Floor, Spencer Hall, 220 Prince Phillip Dr, St.John's, NL, A1C 5S7|
The Graduate Management Admission Test fee is $250 US. This fee is subject to the current exchange rate, and applicable federal and provincial taxes.
Preferred forms of payment include Credit Card (Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or JCB®), cashier's cheque (mailed forms only), money order (mailed forms only), and personal cheque (mailed forms only).
All payments must be in full, including applicable taxes, and should be addressed to "Pearson-VUE-GMAT".
|Rescheduling your GMAT appointment|
|[At least 7 days before your appointment]||$ 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.
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.
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.
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||
|Quantitative Section||37 Questions||Data Sufficiency
|Verbal Section||41 Questions||Reading Comprehension
|Total Exam Time (without breaks)||3 Hours, 30 Minutes|
|Total Exam Time (with breaks)||Approx. 4 Hours|
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".
- 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.
Testing premises are subject to audio/video recording and other monitoring.
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.
After you check in, you will be asked to deposit personal items in a locker. Storage space is small so please plan accordingly.
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.
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.)
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.
Canadian registrants can contact GMAC by email, telephone, fax, or mail. The contact information for each method is listed below:
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).
Pearson VUE - GMAT Program
5601 Green Valley Drive
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.
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.
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-
- Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
- Integrated Reasoning
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.
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
- 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.
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:
Attention: GMAT Program
PO Box 581907
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1907
The following table describes what the numerical score is for examines and what percentile that score falls into.
|760 - 800||99%|
|340 - 350||6%|
|280 - 310||3%|
|260 - 270
| 220 - 250
| 200 - 210
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.
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.
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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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 PrepTest Materials||Cost|
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|The Official Guide for GMAT® Quantitative Review, second edition||$15.00|
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.
- University of Alberta School of Business
- Athabasca University Centre for Innovative Management
- University of British Columbia School of Business
- Brock University Faculty of Business
- University of Calgary School of Business
- Concordia University School of Business
- Dalhousie University School of Business Administration
- Laurentian University MBA Program
- University of Manitoba School Business
- McGill University Faculty of Management
- McMaster University School of Business
- Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Business Administration
- University of New Brunswick MBA Program
- University of Northern British Columbia School of Business
- University of Ottawa School of Management
- Queen's University School of Business
- Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management
- Saint Mary's University School of Business
- University of Saskatchewan School of Business
- Simon Fraser University Faculty of Business Administration
- University of Toronto School of Management
- University of Victoria Business School
- The University of Western Ontario School of Business
- Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business and Economics
- University of Windsor School of Business
- York University School of Business
Information about this test, and its requirements and policies, changes constantly. For the most up-to-date information, see the official testing website.