Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some FAQs to help you to find answers to commonly raised questions. If you do not find the answer you are looking for, we encourage you to engage with us directly through our contact form

Who can participate?

Any student from grades 3 to 6 can register and participate in the preliminary rounds. Team Canada will have two levels. Team members for Level 1 (L1) will be selected from grades 3 and 4, and team members for Level 2 (L2) will be selected from grades 5 and 6. If your child skipped or was held back a grade, they must write the competition that is age specific to the grade level.

HOW Can my child participate?

You can register your child to participate for the two preliminary rounds. The top 100 (Top 50 each from L1 and L2) based on an average from the two preliminary rounds will be invited to write the WMO National Canadian Finals in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa. Then, the top 6 students for L1 and L2 will form Team Canada 2019.

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When can I register my child?

You can register online until March 8, 2019. Please bear in mind that WMO Canada will not accept any registrations after the registration deadline has passed.

WhICH dates ARE IMPORTANT to remember? 

If you want your child to be a member of Team Canada for the WMO 2019 Competition, please keep in mind the following dates: 

  • Registration deadline: you have until March 8, 2019 to register your child for the preliminaries

  • First Preliminary Round: April 5, 2019 (the participation of all applicants is required)

  • Second Preliminary Round: April 12, 2019 (the participation of all applicants is required)

  • WMO National Canadian Finals Announcement: April 15th, 2019.

  • WMO National Canadian Finals: April 26, 2019.

  • WMO Canada Team Announcement: May 3, 2019.

L1 and L2 teams for WMO 2019 Global Finals will be announced afterwards. 

Who will accompany my child at the competition?

It is mandatory for one parent to accompany their child.

In addition, our coaches from WMO Canada will accompany Team Canada as well.


Practice will allow your child to compete at their best. Please use our online resources to help your child be fully prepared for the preliminary rounds as well as for the Canadian Finals. 

If your child is selected to represent Canada, they will be part of a three-phase training program designed by our experienced WMO coaches. This program will include standardized training, but most importantly our coaches will individualize the training material to support each finalist’s individual needs. There will be two in-house training sessions in July 2019, followed by a post-training session.

WHERE will the GLOBAL FINALS FOR WMO 2019 be held?

The WMO Global Finals are held in a different country every year. In 2019, the competition will be held in Thailand.


The WMO 2019 Global Finals will be held on August 2019.

The WMO Global Finals bring together mathematically gifted young people in a cultural exchange. The competitors, their parents and the coaches will be in Thailand and will visit the most iconic spots of Thailand.

How much will it cost to attend the wmo global finals? 

At WMO Canada, we are very thankful to be powered by Spirit of Math Schools Inc. Our organization will pay for the WMO International registration fee, hotel, food, and flight for the competing student. However, we will not cover the cost for the accompanying parent and any other family member choosing to join the competing student. 

Please also keep in mind that the registration fee for the preliminary rounds $25 CAD per child. 

How long do students have to write each competition paper?

The time allowed for the paper is 45 minutes. Students must stop writing when they are told to do so. Please arrive 15 minutes before the competition starts.