Hosted by the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)

Global top students compete together for awards

Opportunity to be invited to the Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO)

Gain an advantages applying for science majors in top universities

Past problems and solutions are available for preparation

Date: 20th April, 2019 (Saturday), 10:30-11:30am (60min)

Introduction

The Canadian Chemistry Contest (CCC) fosters an appreciation of chemistry as a career for talented young people and promotes national excellence in chemistry at the high school/cégep level. The CCC is intended for the top 10% of Canadian high school and cégep students under 20 years of age taking chemistry. The CCO is intended for the top 5% of these students.

The Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO) is an annual event that aims to promote interest in chemistry amongst high school students. Participation in the Canadian National Olympiad Finals or an International Olympiad is a tremendous experience and a unique opportunity to travel and meet fellow students from around the world who have similar interests.

CIC was formed in 1945 as the national science and technology organization of chemists, chemical engineers, and chemical technologists. It is now an umbrella organization for three constituent chemical societies—the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, and the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology.

Competition Rules

Language

English

Date

20th April, 2019 (Saturday), 10:30-11:30am (60min)

Format

Individual written test

Type

25 multiple-choice questions

Participants

High school students

Exam Categories
  • Safety
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Acids and Bases
  • From Structure to Properties
  • Electrochemistry
  • Solutions and Stoichiometry & The Gas Laws and Prerequisite Concepts
  • Thermochemistry & Reaction Kinetics
  • Equilibria
Awards

Global Awards

  • For judging the global awards, Canadian competitors will be ranked first by their overall scores in the top 10%, creating boundaries for the global awards. Competitors from other countries are not ranked together with their Canadian competitors, but are compared by the same boundaries. Chinese competitors with good results will therefore have an increased chance of receiving an award.

National Awards

  • Gold: Top 5%
  • Silver: Top 15%
  • Bronze: Top 35%
  • Honorable awards: Top 50%
CCO Qualification

The awarded students in CCC are invited to attend the CCO

Academic materials

Past problems and solutions are available for preparation

Requirements

Fee

Includes exam, grading, certificate, proctor fee and past papers

Registration

• Click here for registration
• Registration organized by schools

Deadline

7th April, 2019

Exam Centers

Sample Problems

Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO)

Language

English

Date

7th September, 2019 (Saturday), 14:00-15:30pm (90min)

Format

Individual written test

Type

5 short-answer questions

Participants

The awarded students in CCC

Awards

Global Awards

  • For judging the global awards, Canadian competitors will be ranked first by their overall scores in the top 10%, creating boundaries for the global awards. Competitors from other countries are not ranked together with their Canadian competitors, but are compared by the same boundaries. Chinese competitors with good results will therefore have an increased chance of receiving an award.

National Awards

  • Top Gold: Top 5%
  • Gold: Top 10%
  • Silver: Top 20%
  • Bronze: Top 35%
Academic materials

Past problems and solutions are available for preparation

Requirements

Deadline

23rd August, 2019

Sample Problems

FAQ

1. Can the students bring a calculator to Canadian Chemistry Contest?

Students can bring a basic calculator (without any equation editor and program functions).

2. Can the students bring a dictionary to Canadian Chemistry Contest?

The students can bring a printed version dictionary.

3. Refund policy
If, for some reason, a student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please notify us in writing one month before the deadline of registration (March 7th). If the student notifies us after that, we will not be able to offer a refund.