Competitions are an important part of learning mathematics and a fun activity for students of all ages. The CMS supports math competitions in many ways, from running our own competitions to funding regional competitions to supporting Canadian involvement in international competitions. We also provide a wide variety of resources for students to prepare for competitions.

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Provides announcements and information from the CMS related to the COMC, CMO, IMO, and other student math competitions.

COMC - Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge

A Canadian Mathematical Society competition, supported by the Actuarial Profession, Casualty Actuarial Society and Society of Actuaries. The COMC is Canada's premier national mathematics competition open to any student with an interest in mathematics.

CMO - Canadian Mathematical Olympiad

A Canadian Mathematical Society competition. The CMO is a closed competition whose candidates require an invitation from the CMS.

Other Canadian Competitions

A resource list of other competitions offered throughout Canada. All competitions listed are based in Canada and are run by recognized educational institutions and not for profit organizations.

IMO - International Mathematical Olympiad

The IMO is the world student championship of mathematics. The CMS supports Math Team Canada's participation in the IMO.

APMO - Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad

The APMO is an international contest that aims to discover, encourage and challenge mathematically-gifted school students in all Pacific-Rim countries. The CMS is the supporting organization for Canada's participation in the APMO.

EGMO - European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad

Canada is a participating country in the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). The EGMO is an international competition in mathematics which addresses female high school students whose commitment to mathematics goes beyond the usual school curriculum. Since 2012, the competition is held each year in a different country.

Other International Competitions

A resource list of international competitions that welcome Canadian student participation. All competitions listed are run by recognized educational institutions and not for profit organizations.

Problem Solving Resources

A list of problem solving resources to help students prepare for competitions.

Resources for organizers

Sponsors and Partners

The CMS is grateful for the support of our sponsors and partners!