The Complete Guide to Taking the GMAT in Canada

Greetings to our friends up north! In this post we’ll be discussing everything you need to know to take the GMAT in Canada—including information on GMAT Canada test centers, test dates, and costs.

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GMAT Canada Test Centers

There are over 20 GMAT test centers spread throughout Canada, located in the following cities:

  • Burnaby
  • Calgary (2)
  • Edmonton (2)
  • Halifax (2)
  • Hamilton
  • Kitchener
  • London
  • Montreal
  • Ottawa (2)
  • Regina
  • Saskatoon (2)
  • Scarborough
  • St. John’s
  • Surrey
  • Toronto (4)
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Windsor
  • Winnipeg (2)

GMAT Canada Test Dates

Testing dates vary by location, but you can use MBA.com’s Test Center Locator tool to identify which locations and days work best for you. Some centers offer weekend tests, while others are only available during weekdays. To avoid stress come exam day, we recommend scouting out your GMAT test location beforehand.

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GMAT Costs in Canada

Once you’ve found a day that works for you, you’ll need to pay a registration fee of 275 USD (around 365 CAD as of February 2020).

If it any point you discover that you need to reschedule, make sure to do it ASAP! As long as you reschedule more than 60 days out from your original date, you’ll only need to pay 50 USD/~65 CAD. Attempting to reschedule 15-60 days away from the test will cost an additional 50 USD (100 total, or ~130 CAD), and rescheduling within two weeks of the test costs 150 (~195 CAD) USD. You can’t reschedule with less than 24 hours notice.

Likewise, if you need to cancel your registration, make sure you do so as early as possible! Cancelling more than 60 days out will net you a $100 USD (~130 CAD) refund (not much, but it’s better than nothing!). In the 15-60 day cancellation range, you’ll get 75 USD back (~100 CAD). Then, 14 days or less before the test, you get a refund of $50 USD (~65 CAD). There will be no refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of the scheduled test date (ouch!).

GMAT Scores in Canada

On your test day, you will be able to send five free score reports to five institutions anywhere in the world—Canada, the U.S., or elsewhere. You can use MBA.com’s Program Locator to find eligible institutions, or check out this list of the most popular programs. If you need to request any additional score reports, expect to pay 28 USD for each report.

Students interested in retaking the exam may want to purchase an Enhanced Score Report (ESR) for themselves, which contains detailed information about each subsection of the test. The fee for the ESR is 25 USD.

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GMAT Canada: Final Thoughts

If you’re determined to take the GMAT, you can begin the process by following these four simple steps:

  1. Start by taking one of our GMAT Diagnostic Exams.
  2. Decide how much time you need to study—3 months is usually ideal.
  3. Pick a location, choose a date from the GMAT Canada test dates, and register for your exam on MBA.com.
  4. Start studying with Magoosh!

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