|MAy 2021 intake|
|Applicant status||Domestic applicant||International applicant|
|Applications open||August 1, 2020||August 1, 2020|
|Application and document submission deadline||February 1, 2021||November 1, 2020|
|Letter of reference deadline||February 15, 2021||November 15, 2020|
|Domestic applicant early decision deadline||November 15, 2020||N/A|
How to Apply
1. review the minimum program requirements to ensure you qualify
Each program may have slightly different requirements. Please review the LLMT program requirements.
2. Complete the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies online application form and pay the application fee
The application is now closed.
When applying, be sure to choose "Law, L.L.M.T." as the program.
A non-refundable $106.00 CAD (domestic applicant) or $168.25 (international applicant) application fee (MasterCard or Visa only) must be paid for your application to be processed.
3. Upload your supporting documents
You must submit all supporting documents (through the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies system in step 2) before your application will be reviewed and considered. Please see below for a detailed explanation of each document.
4. Await the results
Applications are reviewed after the closing deadline.
Documents you will need to upload
In step 2 above, you will need to upload the following supporting documents:
1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Provide details of your education, academic awards, relevant work experience, relevant volunteer experience, publications, conference presentations, etc.
2. Scans of Official Transcripts
Scan and upload PDF copies of all post-secondary official transcripts to your application. All copies must include the marking guide from the corresponding university. We only accept scans of an official transcript. In-progress official transcripts are acceptable for your application.
Only PDF files are accepted for your application. Image files and/or transcripts downloaded from your university’s student portal are NOT acceptable. Submissions that don’t meet the proper format will be marked as incomplete.
You are not required to submit hard copies of your transcripts unless you are made an offer of admission. Further instructions will follow.
- For transcripts and degree certificates not in English: You must upload scanned versions of English language translations of all transcripts and degree certificates completed by a certified translator. For degrees from China, official original and English language translations of degree certificates are required in addition to transcripts.
- Each institution’s transcript must be uploaded as a separate document. If you have attended two different institutions, each transcript is to be uploaded as a separate file.
- For transcripts longer than one page, please combine the entire transcript in one file. Do not upload each page as a separate document.
- If your institution offers secure electronic delivery of official transcripts, please contact us for further instructions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please continue completing the rest of your application, including submitting the application and paying the application fee.
- Please note that an e-transcript is downloaded via a link to a secure site. It is NOT an email attachment of any kind, even if sent from an authority at the issuing institution.
3. Three References
The Graduate Program requires 3 letters of reference. At least 1 of the 3 should be from an academic referee who is able to speak to your abilities as a student. If it has been more than 5 years since you graduated, you may submit three professional letters of reference.
Your references can be uploaded after you submit your application up until the document deadline.
Detailed information regarding reference requirements and instructions can be found on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies webpage and our own Informational Guide for Referees that you can give to your referees.
Notes for reference submissions:
- Please ensure valid and correct email addresses for each of your referees. Your referees will only receive reference instructions after you officially submit your application with the application fee.
- We strongly recommend providing a referee’s institution or company email address to allow them to submit an e-reference directly to our application system. Referees with email addresses from free email providers (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.) will not be able to submit electronic references. They will need to mail us a hard copy letter and/or form in a sealed envelope signed across the seal that is received by the Graduate Program by the referee deadline.
- Please confirm with your referee before you submit their contact information to ensure they will have enough time to submit the reference within the deadline.
4. Statement of Intent
Applicants are required to upload a Statement of Intent, approximately 500 words in length. The Graduate Committee is interested in understanding your reasons for applying to this program.
Your statement should describe:
- What makes you well suited to the LL.M. Tax program — skills, interests, relevant professional experience, and your professional goals
- Features of your application that distinguish you from other applicants
- Additional information that has not been highlighted in your application that you would like the Graduate Committee to consider
5. English Language Proficiency Test Results
This is only required for applicants from a university where English is not the primary language of instruction in the entire university. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum level of oral English language proficiency with an acceptable test and score.
You must upload a copy of your test scores to your application and we will verify you results with the testing agency for authenticity. We only accept test scores for exams taken within the last two years.
The examining body must send results directly to the Allard School of Law, Attention: LL.M. T Program. For TOEFL examinations, our institution code is 0965 and the department code is 03.
Please refer to the Eligibility section for our English proficiency requirements.
6. Immigration Documents
Permanent residents must upload a clear scanned copy of their Permanent Resident Card (front and back) to their application. Please do not send hard copy original documents to the Graduate Program staff.
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