Please note our office will be physically closed until Wednesday, February 10, 2021 to comply with the Ontario lockdown order. We are still available by phone and e-mail as our staff is working remotely from home. The CGA hopes that everyone is staying safe during this time. CGA Office Physically Closed Until February 10, 2021 Choose the best people for the job! Fellows of the Canadian Gemmological Association (FCGmA) are qualified gemmologists who have completed a rigorous set of standardized examinations demonstrating mastery of gemmological theory and hands-on practical gem identification skills. About the CGA Fellowship Embrace Excellence Since 1958, the CGA has provided a top-tier Canadian source for gemmological training and a medium for interaction between gemmologists in Canada. Learn more about our mandate ... View Our Mandate Choose Canadian The CGA is your top choice for premium gemmological education at all levels, delivered by dedicated instructors focused on the success of each student. Get an overview of our programs ... Learn About our Programs Indulge Your Passion

Vancouver 3-Day Gem Conference

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the 2020 CGA three-day Conference that was scheduled for
Friday October 16 to Sunday October 18, 2020 has been cancelled.

Please join us October 22, 23 & 24, 2021 for our our next Conference in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

Toronto Events

Check out our upcoming events and classes in the Toronto area.

Vancouver Events

View details on CGA Gem Conference 2020 as well as upcoming events and classes in the Vancouver area.

Calgary Events

CGA Events and Classes in the Calgary area.

Gemmological Courses

The CGA has something for everyone with a desire to learn more about gems.

Education Overview

Master fundamentals of gemmology or fine tune your skills to advance your career.

Professional Gemmology Program

The CGA’s professional gemmology training is available in several formats…

General Interest

Courses for those who want to learn more about gems without undertaking professional training.

Advanced Courses

Keep your gemmological expertise up to date.


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CGA Sponsors

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