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GMAT Canada Registration - Information for Canadian Test Registrants

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 being assigned to 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 - 4400 Dominion St., Suite 115, Burnaby, BC, V5G 1H1

Surrey GMAT Test Centre - 15127 100th Ave, Suite 406, Guildford Landmark, Surrey, BC, V3R 9P4
Vancouver GMAT Test Centre - 505 Burrard St., Suite 570, Bentall Centre, Vancouver, BC, V7X 1M3
Victoria GMAT Test Centre - 818 Broughton St., Suite 201, Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4
Calgary GMAT Test Centre - 250 6th Ave. SW, Suite 460, Bow Valley 4, Calgary, AB, T2P 3H7
Calgary GMAT Test Centre - 433 Marlborough Way NE, Suite 440, Marlborough Mall Professional Building, Calgary, AB, T2A 7E7
Edmonton GMAT Test Centre - 10055 106th St. NW, Suite 540, HSBC Building, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2Y2
Edmonton (South)GMAT Test Centre - 10430 61 Ave. NW, Suite 302, Edmonton, AB, T6H 2J3

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

Saskatoon GMAT Test Centre - 201 1st Ave S, Suite 1003, The Tower at Midtown, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1L9
Regina GMAT Test Centre - 2075 Prince of Wales Dr., Suite 405, Regina, SK, S4V 3A3
Winnipeg GMAT Test Centre - 287 Broadway, Suite 505, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0R9
Winnipeg GMAT Test Centre - 1020 Lorimer Blvd, Suite 309, Sterling Lyon Building, Winnipeg, MB, R3P 0Z8
Hamilton GMAT Test Centre - 175 Longwood Rd S, Suite 411A, McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton, ON, L8P 0A1
Kitchener GMAT Test Centre - 110 King St E, Kitchener, ON, N2G 0A5
London GMAT Test Centre - 1069 Wellington Road S, Suite 222, Century Centre, London, ON, N6E 1W4
Ottawa GMAT Test Centre - 11 Holland Ave, Suite 512, Ottawa, ON, 
K1Y 4S1
Ottawa GMAT Test Centre - 1420 Blair Pl., Suite 850, Ottawa, ON, 
K1J 9L8

Toronto GMAT Test Centre - 1 Eva Rd., Suite 400, Toronto, ON, M9C 4Z5
Toronto GMAT Test Centre - 1075 Bay St., Suite 525, Toronto, ON, M5S 2B1
Toronto GMAT Test Centre - 2255 Sheppard Ave. E, Suite 107, Toronto, ON, M2J 4Y1
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 - 800 Rene Levesque Blvd. West, Suite 890 Montreal, QC, H3B 1X9
Nova Scotia
Halifax GMAT Test Centre - 287 Lacewood Dr., Suite 201, Halifax, NS, B3M 3Y7
Halifax GMAT Test Centre - 6960 Mumford Road, Suite 220, Mumford Professional Centre, Halifax, NS, B3L 4P1

St. John’s GMAT Test Centre - 235 Water St., Suite 102, St. John's, NL, A1C 1B6

For the most up-to-date test centre locations visit the MBA website.


GMAT Fees and Services for Canadian Registrants

The Graduate Management Admission Test fee is US $250. 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®), Debit Card (Visa®, MasterCard®), 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". Payment by cheque must be payable in USD and drawn on banks located in the US. 

Rescheduling your GMAT appointment
[More than 7 days before your appointment] US $60
[Within 7 days of the appointment] US $250
Cancelling your appointment
[More than 7 days before your appointment] refund of US $80
Additional Score Report US $35 per school

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


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.


About the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive examination, designed for MBA students, and is administered year-round at test centres throughout the world. The GMAT measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, 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 7,000 graduate management programs at more than 2,300 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.


GMAT Exam Format and Length

The Graduate Management Admissions Test consists of four (4) sections; the Analytical Writing Assessment, and the 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 Question Analysis of an Argument         30 Minutes 
Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions

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

30 Minutes
Quantitative Reasoning 31 Questions Data Sufficiency 
Problem Solving 
62 Minutes 
Verbal Reasoning 36 Questions Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction 
65 Minutes 
Total Exam Time (without breaks)         3 Hours, 7 Minutes 
Total Exam Time (with breaks)     Approx. 3.5 Hours


Recent Changes to the GMAT

On April 16, 2018, the GMAT exam was shortened by 30 minutes to a 3.5-hour exam including the breaks and test instructions. The changes include:

  • A 23-minute reduction in the exam sections, as well as additional time and content reduction across several non-exam screens at the test centre.
  • The Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections of the GMAT exam being shorter by 13 and 10 minutes, respectively, by reducing the number of unscored items.
  • A number of unscored questions will still remain in each section so that GMAC can continue to research and pre-test the exam questions and ensure their quality before counting them as scored questions.

On July 11, 2017, the GMAT exams began to include a “Select Section Order” feature for all test takers. These changes include:

  • The choice to control the order in which you take the GMAT exam based on your strengths and testing preferences.
  • Three options that will be available at the test centre:

i. Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal

ii. Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment

iii. Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment

On July 19, 2015, GMAC made changes to the administration of the GMAT based on the responses of surveyed test takers. These changes include:

  • The ability to retake the GMAT within 16 days of the test taker's original test date. This timeframe was lowered from 31 days. Test takers can write the GMAT no more than 5 times per year.
  • The removal of cancelled GMAT scores from a test taker's permanent record. Cancelled scores will only be known to the test taker, and will no longer appear on school score reports. This will be applied retroactively to all previously cancelled scores. Score reports containing cancelled scores that have already been submitted to schools will not be changed and therefore will still show the cancelled scores.
  • The ability for test takers to preview their unofficial score before deciding to accept or cancel the score.
  • GMAC will now provide an enhanced score report, providing test takers with more information on their GMAT performance
  • Test takers can now view their Official Score Report online using their date of birth rather than a separate authentication code. Authentication codes will no longer be provided at test centres.
  • For more information, please visit the MBA website.


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 from the list above 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, blank sheets of paper, notes including writing on articles of clothing or on one’s body, 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. Other prohibited items include food, drinks, backpacks, purses, hats, large jewelry, hair clips, ear plugs, lip balm, 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. 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 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
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • 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
  • "Zoom Test" Software
  • A sign language interpreter

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

  • Eyeglasses, non-electric handheld magnifying device 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.)

For more information on GMAT Test Accommodations, see the GMAT Handbook "Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities".


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 MBA website.


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

  • 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

  • Fax

  • Mail
    Graduate Management Admission Council
    PO Box 2969
    Reston, VA
    20195 USA


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.


Changing Canadian GMAT Test Centres and Test Dates

Those wanting to reschedule must choose a new exam date and pay the US $60 rescheduling fee . 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.


GMAT Exam Scores

When you complete your GMAT exam, you will be able to view your unofficial score report that shows your Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning and Total scores. If you choose to accept your score, you will also receive a printed copy of the test from a test Administrator, and your scores will be sent to the schools you selected. 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 you applied to within 20 days of the test. Score reports will show your current test score along with your previous GMAT scores (if any). If you provided an email address when you registered for the GMAT exam, you will receive an email with instructions for viewing 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 6 and above 51 are rare for verbal, while scores below 7 and above 50 are rare for Quantitative.

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, Integrated Reasoning 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 of your 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

If test takers accept their scores, they will receive a hard copy of thieir unofficial scores from the Verbal, Quantitative and Integrated Reasoning sections, along with the Total score, immediately after completing the test.

Official GMAT score reports that include the AWA score are 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 MBA website.


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 the Additional Score Reporting service. You will be charged a fee for every Additional Score Report requested. Additional reports will be sent within 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:

  • Logging into your account to use the Additional Score Reporting service
  • Calling 1-800-717-4628 [GMAT Customer Service] and requesting an Additional Score Report be sent to your residence


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

The following table describes what the scaled score is for each percentile based on tests written between Jan 2015 and December 2017. For more information visit the MBA website.


Scaled Score
Percentile Rank
 760 - 800  99%
 750   98%
 740  97%
 730  95%
 720   94%
 710  90%
 700  88%
 690  85%
 680  82%
 670  80%
 660  77%
 650  73%
 640  68%
 630  66%
 620  63%
 610  59%
 600  56%
 590  52%
 580  49%
 570  46%
 560  42%
 550  39%
 540  37%
530  33%
Scaled Score
Percentile Rank
 520   31%
 510  29%
 500  27%
 490  25%
 480  23%
 470  21%
 460  18%
 450  17%
 440  15%
 430  14%
 420  12%
 410  11%
 400  10%
 390  9%
 380  8%
 360 - 370  7%
 350  6%
 340  5%
 330 - 320  4%
 310 - 290  3%
  280 - 250
 240 - 220
 200 - 210



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, you can see your unnofficial Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning and Total scores. You will have two (2) minutes to decide whether to submit it to schools or cancel the score. If you cancel your score:

  • it can be reinstated for a US $50 fee within 4 years and 11 months of your exam;
  • you will not be eligible for a refund of any fees;
  • your scores will not be sent to any of the schools you selected;
  • you will not receive a printed copy of your unofficial scores at the test centre, and will not be able to access you official score report
  • you must wait 16 days to retake the exam.

If you accepted your scores at the test centre, you have the option to cancel your accepted scores online up to 72 hours after the completion of your exam. You may cancel your scores by logging into your account.

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 MBA website.


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 16 consecutive calendar days and no more than five (5) times within any period of 12 consecutive calendar months, and no more than eight (8) times total. 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 more than 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.

You can cancel your GMAT appointment by logging into your account or phoning GMAT Customer Service (there is an additiional US $10 fee to cancel by phone.)


GMAT Test Preparation Courses Across Canada

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


List of Additional Sample Practice GMAT Tests

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


GMAT Preparation Materials Available Through Oxford Seminars

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

GMAT PrepTest Materials Cost
GMAT® Official Guide 2018 CAN $45.00
The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 2017 CAN $45.00
The Official Guide for GMAT® Verbal Review, second edition CAN $15.00
The Official Guide for GMAT® Quantitative Review, second edition CAN $15.00


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 frequently. For the most up-to-date information, see the official testing website.

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