How Do I Join Mensa?
To become a member of Mensa, you must demonstrate to us that you have an IQ higher than that of 98% of the world's population. There are two ways to join: pass our entrance examination, or submit evidence of prior qualification. Lapsed members click here.
The Mensa Supervised Entrance Examination: For candidates without prior evidence of their eligibility we offer a supervised qualifying test for a fee of $90. Group testing sessions are held regularly in every major city across Canada. You will be invited to join Mensa when you qualify. The test can be given to anyone aged 14 or older.
To see some sample test questions at the Mensa Canada website, click here.
If you have already written a qualifying IQ test, you may be eligible for membership in Mensa Canada without having to write our entrance examination. Just follow these steps:
Note: If the test was given by an individual psychologist, it must include the full name of the test, the score and percentile rank. This documentation must be on institution / agency / clinic letterhead and signed by the psychologist responsible for the testing, along with the psychologist's license / certification number issued by the province / state in which the psychologist practices.
Note: The name on the documentation must match the name on the application. If it is different for some reason, documentation must be included. For example, a notarized copy of a social insurance card, marriage license or court records to show a new married name.
Put your official test results, and the $25 evaluation fee (cheque or money order) into an envelope, along with your current mailing address, and send it to:
Once the verification is complete, you will be invited to join our society, and the first year's membership dues will be payable at that time.
When: The Mensa entrance examination is held the second Monday of each month.
Where: Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Avenue(SW corner of Bloor & Spadina) 416-924-6211 (for directions only).
Parking: If you’re lucky try the street else look at the map.
By bus: Exit Spadina subway station on the Bloor line and walk south to SW corner. Enter by front door only.
Starting Time and Duration: The test starts promptly 7:00pm, and finishes at 7:30pm. Please be there no later than 6:45pm to register, pay and fill out some forms.
Cost: The cost of the entrance examination is $90 for adults and $70 for student (with valid ID). This cost includes the price of the balance of the first year's membership (regularly $60), for successful applicants. Payment can be made by cash, American Express, Visa or MasterCard.
What Should I Bring?: Photo ID, and your brain. We will supply everything else
Age Requirements: The test is open to anyone 14 years of age and over.
Reservations: Reservations: Please phone the Toronto Proctor at 416-783-0941 a day or two in advance to ensure that the test is still on. If you get the answering machine, please speak clearly, and state your telephone number slowly. The proctor can also be reached at proctor@TorontoMensa.com
Test Results: You will receive your test results by mail, in 4-5 weeks.
Contact Shirley Downes at Shirley.Downes@MensaCanada.org or 519-651-1657
When:The Mensa entrance examinations are held the fourth Saturday of each month, except for June & July.
The $90 fee is payable by cash or cheque on the day of the test. Testing takes about half an hour. Everything needed will be supplied to you. There is no need to RSVP, but be prompt. No one will be allowed in after testing has begun.
If you have any questions, or to pre-register, contact Marjorie Bentley at 905-526-9665, email HamiltonProctor@MensaCanada.ca.
Pre-registration is required.
Pete Fuchs LondonProctor@MensaCanada.ca or
Pete is able to offer testing in downtown London on an appointment basis.
|Contact Craig Meeds, Kingston Proctor or 613-544-4304.|
|Contact Millie Norry at OttawaProctor@MensaCanada.ca or 613-749-3506|
|Contact Barb Finlay at PeterboroughProctor@MensaCanada.ca|
|Contact Dan Bezaire at WindsorProctor@MensaCanada.ca|