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The MBA application in Canada in most schools will require the applicant to submit a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score as part of their respective applications.



MBA Exams - GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS

Most MBA schools require that applicants submit a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score as part of their respective applications. The GMAT is a standardized, timed examination, taken in English, which tests those analytical writing, verbal, and mathematical skills which have been determined to be important in the study of management and which are believed to be a reliable determinant of the applicant's chances for success in the first year of studies at the graduate level of management studies. In Canada, the average required GMAT score is 550, ranging from 500 to over 600, and the average score of MBA students is 606. However, the schools regarded as being in the upper echelons of management education tend to have a student body with an average GMAT of over 640. It may increase one's chances for admission if an applicant is to achieve a score that is closer to or exceeds the average of the school to which he/she is applying rather than its minimum. The applicant's GMAT score is to be sent directly by the institution at which the applicant took the test to the school to which one is applying, usually its Office of the Registrar, who then evaluates the score according to its own criteria.

International students who acquired their respective education in institutions where English was not the primary language of instruction will be required to take a test examining their respective abilities to use and understand English from a verbal and written, and sometimes read, perspective as used in a post-secondary setting. The standard examination for this purpose is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) which may be taken at various locations around the world. The TOEFL may be taken in one of three versions including as a paper-based, computer-based, or internet-based test. However, one should check with the school to which one wants to apply to make sure that the version of the TOEFL one prefers to take will be accepted as not all schools accept every variant. Moreover, the TOEFL score must be sent directly by the institution at which the test was taken to the school to which one wants to apply, usually its Office of the Registrar, which then evaluates the score according to its own criteria. In Canada, the required TOFEL score range from 550-600 (paper-based test), 213-250 (computer-based test), and 86-100 (internet-based test). The standard fee for a paper or computer based TOEFL test is, in US dollars, $140; the fee for the internet-based TOEFL depends on which country one is taking it; for instance, in Canada, the fee for this examination is $160 (Canadian dollars).

Some schools will allow the TOEFL test to be substituted with an equivalent examination. However, if an applicant wants to take an equivalent test, he/she must make sure that the school to which he/she will be applying to accepts the desired test's score. In Canada, any of three equivalent tests might be accepted including the CanTest, based out of the Second Language Institute at the University of Ottawa and offered at Ottawa and Toronto testing sites, International English Language Testing System (IELTS), based out of Consestoga College in Ontario and offered at Kitchener, Ottawa, and Toronto testing sites, and Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), based out of the English Language Institute at Michigan University and offered at testing sites in 8 Canadian provinces and 28 US states. Fees for the CanTest range from $40-$130, IELTS fees range from $245-$275, and MELAB fees range from $80-$120 (US dollars). As with the TOEFL, the score attained on one of the aforementioned equivalent tests must be sent directly by the institution at which the said examination was taken to the school to which one wants to apply.

UNIVERSITYTOEFL REQUIREMENTS
Athabasca UniversityThe TOEFL is not required.
Brock UniversityTOEFL minimum score of 575, or TOEFL(CBT) 230, and TWE 4.5 or equivalent.
Cape Breton UniversitySatisfactory scores on the TOEFL.
Carleton UniversityMinimum acceptable TOEFL scores are 550 on the written test and 213 on the computerized exam
Concordia UniversityApplicants who are required to take the TOEFL should aim for a score of 600 or better on the written version of the test or a score of 250 or better on the new electronic format. Applicants taking the IELTS should aim for a 7.0.
Dalhousie UniversityA minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) / 237 (computer-based).
First Nations University of CanadaMinimum TOEFL score of 600 (written test), 250 (computer-based test), or 100 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of 6.5 is required.
HEC MontrealFor the English MBA program, a TOEFL score of 600 (paper exam), 250 (computerized test), or 88 (internet test) is required . For the French MBA program, a TOEFL score of 550 (paper exam), 213 (computerized test), or 76 (internet test) is needed..
Lakehead UniversityA TOEFL score of: 550 on the written exam or 213 on the computer-based exam or a MELAB score of 90 is required
Lansbridge UniversityInternational applicants must attain a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computerized exam) or an IELTS (International English Language Test) and earn an overall band of 6.5 or better.
Laurentian UniversityInternational students must obtain a TOEFL score of 550 on a paper-based test or 213 or higher on a computer-based test if previous professional studies has not been attained in the CGA/CA/CMA
Vancouver Island UniversityA TOEFL score of 550 (written-exam), 213 (computer-based test), or 80 (internet-based test), with no lower a score than 19 in any section, is required.
McGill UniversityMcGill requires a minimum score of 600 for the paper-based test, 250 for the computer-based test, or 100 for the Internet-based test.
McMaster UniversityA minimum total score of 250 on the computerized test, 600 on the written test, or 75 on the internet-based test is required.
Memorial University of NewfoundlandApplicants must normally achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher)/computer-based score of 237 (or higher) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Mount Saint Vincent UniversityA TOEFL score of 580 or higher or am IELTS score of 6.5 or better is required.
Queen's UniversityComputer-Based Test: A minimum score of 250 and a minimum Essay Rating score of 5.0. Paper-Based Test: A minimum score of 600 and a Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 5.0.Internet-Based Test: Minimum overall score of 100.
Royal Military CollegeA minimum computer-based TOEFL score of 250 is required.
Royal Roads UniversityInternational students require a TOEFL score of 570 on a paper-based test, 233 on a computer-based exam, or 88 on an internet-based exam with a minimum score of 20 in each section.
Ryerson UniversityTOEFL scores of 580 (paper-based test), 237 (comuter-based test), 93 (internet-based test), IELTS score of 7.0, MELAB score of 85, or equivalent.
Saint Mary's UniversityA TOEFL score of at least 237 in the computer-based TOEFL or 580 in the paper-based TOEFL and a TWE score of at least 5.0 are required.
Simon Fraser University570 paper-based test; 230 computer-based test; 88 on internet-based exam with a minimum of 20 in each section
University of AlbertaSuccessful applicants will have scored a minimum of 600 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer-based test) on their TOEFL.
University of British ColumbiaTOEFL score of 600 (paper exam), 250 (computerized test), 100 (internet test), MELAB score of 84, or IELTS overall Band Score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component of the academic (not general).
University of CalgaryA minimum TOEFL score of 550 (written test), 213 (computer-based test), or 80 (internet-based test).
University of GuelphMinimum acceptable TOEFL scores are 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test.
University of LethbridgeA TOEFL score of 580 on a written test or 237 on a computer-based test is required.
University of ManitobaA minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test).
University of New Brunswick-FrederictonInternational candidates must attain a minimum TOEFL score of 580 (written test) or 240 (computerized test), or equivalent, and a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5
University of New Brunswick-Saint JohnInternational candidates must attain a minimum TOEFL score of 580 (written test) or 240 (computerized test), or equivalent, and a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5
University of OttawaA score of at least 250 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a score of at least 7 in at least three of the four International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests, or a score of at least 14 on the CANTEST.
University of ReginaInternational students must obtain a TOEFL score 580 (written exam), 237 (computer based exam).
University of SaskatchewanMinimum TOEFL score of 600 (written test), 250 (computer-based test), or 100 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of 6.5 is required.
University of TorontoA score of at least 600 on the written, paper-based TOEFL or 250 on the computer-based TOEFL test is required. A minimum score of 5.0 on the TWE is required.
University of VictoriaThe Faculty of Business requires a TOEFL score of 575 (233 on computer-based test); a score of band 7.0 on each component of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
University of Western OntarioTOEFL scores must be 600 or better on the paper-based test, 250 or better on the computer-based test, or 100 or better on the internet-based test.
University of WindsorMinimum acceptable TOEFL scores are 600 on the paper-based test and 250 on the computer-based exam.
Wilfrid Laurier UniversityThe TOEFL score required is 573 or better on the written test or 230 or higher on the computer-based exam.
York UniversityMinimum acceptable TOEFL scores are 600 for the paper-based test, 250 for the computer-based exam, and 100 for the internet-based test



UNIVERSITYGMAT REQUIREMENTS
Athabasca UniversityThe GMAT is not required
Brock University550
Cape Breton UniversitySatisfactory scores on a GMAT or GRE is required.
Carleton University600
Concordia University600
Dalhousie University550
First Nations University of Canada600
HEC MontrealA satisfactory GMAT score is required..
Lakehead University500 or better
Laurentian UniversityThe GMAT is only needed for applicants from an honours program in Commerce who have graduated with a 75% or better average but who have less than 2 years of work experience. In this case, a minimum score of 500 is needed
Vancouver Island UniversityNo GMAT score is required
McGill University570
McMaster UniversityNo minimum GMAT score is set but successful applicants typically have a score of over 600.
Memorial University of Newfoundland580
Queen's University600
Royal Military CollegeApplicants must obtain a satisfactory GMAT score taken within 5 years of the application's submission.
Royal Roads UniversityNo GMAT score is required.
Ryerson University550 or better
Saint Mary's University550
Simon Fraser University550
University of Alberta550
University of British ColumbiaNo minimum GMAT score is set but successful candidates for the MBA program typically earn a score of 550 or better.
University of Calgary550
University of GuelphGMAT is not required but the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request one be taken in certain circumstances.
University of LethbridgeA minimum score of of 550 on the GMAT is required; equivalent exams, like the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), may be taken instead where circumstances warrant such a substitution.
University of Manitoba500
University of New Brunswick-Fredericton550
University of New Brunswick-Saint John550
University of OttawaApplicants must achieve at least a 50th percentile overall score on the GMAT, achieving a score above the 45th percentile for each individual component and a score of 4.5 on the essay writing.
University of ReginaSatisfactory completion of the GMAT is required.
University of Saskatchewan600
University of TorontoNo minimum GMAT score is set but the University prefers scores of at least 550 or higher.
University of VictoriaNo minimum GMAT score is set, but a score of over 550 is preferred.
University of Western OntarioThe University does not have a set minimum GMAT score but a score of 620 or better is preferred.
University of Windsor550 (minimum quantitative score of 30 and minimum verbal score of 26 required)
Wilfrid Laurier University550; this requirement may be waived in circumstances where the student has completed a university-level course in Calculus or Statistics with a "B" grade or higher within the last 5 years
York UniversityA satisfactory score on the GMAT is required


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