Requirements for admission to the program are:

  • Successful completion of either:
    • A four-year honours undergraduate degree or equivalent with a B (75%) minimum overall average. International students must have a four-year honours undergraduate degree or equivalent with a B (75%) minimum overall average from one of the recognized universities listed on the International Association of Universities web site.
    • A three-year degree, or equivalent, with at least a B (75%) average, 8 years of Canadian tax-related work experience showing career advancement and a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 550, or an equivalent Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score using Educational Testing Service (ETS)'s Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Comparison Table for Business Schools. 
  • There are no prerequisite courses required for the Master of Taxation (MTax) program. If the knowledge acquired in your degree studies and/or in your career is equivalent to that provided by all of the following, then you will be exempt from the pre-admission course (TAX 600):
    • Two-course introductory sequence in Canadian taxation law,
    • Introductory financial accounting.

If the Admissions Committee concludes you do not have the above knowledge, you must take TAX 600 - Introductory Tax and Accounting for MTax students as a pre-admission course.

You are encouraged to have completed the following university courses as well:

  • Business Law
  • Introductory Finance
  • If your first language is not English, you may be required to take the TOEFL or an alternative English Language Proficiency Certification
  • The MTax admissions committee bases its selections on an applicant's previous academic performance, work experience and other relevant information. An interview may be required.
  • A GMAT score report (including a copy of your response to the analytical writing assessment segment of the exam) is required by all students that do not hold a degree from a Canadian university. A GMAT score may also be requested from any applicant.
  • Two references will be requested, with at least one being academic.
  • Include a one-page statement indicating why you wish to study taxation and what you hope to accomplish.
  • Include a copy of your resume.