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 2018.

When can I register my child?

You can register online until May 12, 2018. 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 2018 Competition, please keep in mind the following dates: 

  • Registration deadline: you have until May 11, 2018 to register your child for the preliminaries
  • First preliminary round: May 18, 2018 (the participation of all applicants is required)
  • Second preliminary round: May 25, 2018 (the participation of all applicants is required)
  • WMO National Canadian Finals announcement: May 29, 2018 at 7 am est.
  • WMO National Canadian Finals: June 1, 2018.

L1 and L2 teams for WMO 2018 Global Finals will be announced on June 13, 2018. 

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, our coaches will provide a three phase training program. This program will be standardized training along with an element of individualized training with pre-training material, two in house training sessions from July 2 to 6, and July 23 to 27, 2018, and finally a post-training session. 

WHERE will the GLOBAL FINALS FOR WMO 2018 be held?

The WMO Global Finals are held in a different country every year. In 2018, the competition will be held at the prestigious Stanford University in California, USA.


The WMO 2018 Global Finals will be held on August 11, 2018.

The WMO Global Finals bring together mathematically gifted young people in a cultural exchange. The competitors, their parents and the coaches will be in California from August 10 to August 13, 2018 and will visit the most iconic spots of California.

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.