Study Gemmology in Montreal Canada at EGM

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     EGM’s Gem and Jewellery Appraisal Course is recognized by the Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA) and endorsed by Gemworld International

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    EGM’s Gem and Jewellery Appraisal Course is recognized by the Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA) and endorsed by Gemworld International

The Montreal School of Gemmology (EGM)
(French/English)


Founded in 1995 and located in the heart of Montreal’s cultural district, The Montreal School of Gemmology (EGM) is a private gemmological training institute welcoming students from across Canada and around the world.

Over the last twenty-five years, EGM has earned both national and international recognition for its high standards of education and professional instructors. 

In order to prepare its students for the Gem-A Gemmology Diploma, EGM offers some 450 classroom hours, homework assignments and mock exams with detailed corrections. EGM teaches students to be operational: a large portion of each class is dedicated to hands-on training, allowing students to see numerous gem specimens and learn observation techniques. In addition, EGM organizes additional workshops on topics such as: pearl grading, faceted diamond grading and a comprehensive course on rough diamonds. EGM also offers workshops in partnership with world-renowned professionals, and offers an EGM certificate of gemmology.

EGM’s courses and workshop are offered in both English and French. All assignments and exams can be written in either language according to student’s choice.

Address: 460 Rue Sainte-Catherine O #913, Montréal, QC H3B 1A7, Canada

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  • Full-Time course in French
  • Full-Time course in English
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  • August 2020
  • January 2021
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  • Part-Time course in French
  • Part-Time course in English
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  • September 2020
  • January 2021
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  EGM Tutors


Our tutors are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, with real trade experience, and will ensure that you are provided with a first-class gem education.

  • Marie-Hélène Corbin
  • Lucille Denver FGA
  • Guillaume Benard MSc, FGA
  • Alisson Lemaire FGA
  • Marie-Hélène Corbin

    President and CEO

    Marie-Hélène is a Gem-A gemmologist and a Senior Gemologist, accredited by the AGA. Alongside directing the school, Marie-Hélène also supervises courses and her objectives are to promote the school across Canada, around the world and to contribute to the positive reputation of gemmology. To achieve these objectives, Marie-Hélène has built a team of passionate teachers, professionals in gemmology, with a strong focus on pedagogy. Aware of the changes in the world of minerals and gems, Marie-Hélène is in a process of continuous improvement to offer professionals specialized training and to help students become professionals as soon as they leave EGM.

  • Lucille Denver FGA

    Gemmologist and doctoral student in Geochemistry and Mineralogy

    Following a Master’s degree in Volcanology, Lucille has continued to deepen her knowledge in the field of gemstones and The Earth: a Gem-A Gemmology Diploma and a Master’s degree in Economic Geology, have enriched her career. While working at UQAM, Lucille pursues her doctoral studies (in Geochemistry and Mineralogy). Rigorous and passionate, Lucille knows how to pass on her love of gems to EGM students and her doctoral studies equip her to help students understand the mysteries of gemmology.

  • Guillaume Benard MSc, FGA

    Geologist and gemmologist appraiser

    After obtaining a professional Master’s degree in Mineral Resources, Guillaume worked as a geologist in mineral exploration. Since 2010, he has been a gemmologist appraiser and supplier of stones for artisans around the world. His objective as a teacher is to transmit as much information as possible, in a clear and pedagogical way. In addition, he gives the EGM students the benefit of his scientific background and he doesn’t hesitate to share his rich experience of the gemstone market.

  • Alisson Lemaire FGA

    In-house tutor

    Alisson has been passionate about gemstones from an early age, starting her own fashion jewelry line at the age of just 15. With a desire to better understand the intricacy of stones, she decided to pursue a career in gemmology.

    Alisson has travelled to many gem-rich localities and acquired good field experience which allows her to share her knowledge of gemstones with students through stories from her real-life experience. She likes learning new things enjoys teaching this fascinating subject matter that continues to evolve.

  • Marie-Hélène Corbin
  • Lucille Denver FGA
  • Guillaume Benard MSc, FGA
  • Alisson Lemaire FGA


  EGM Classrooms


The school offers a hands-on approach: students learn how to use instruments such as microscopes, polariscopes, refractometers and more.

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    Each student is given their own space and instrument. A cafeteria and a rest room are at everyone's disposal.

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  • Classroom 1

    Each student is given their own space and instrument. A cafeteria and a rest room are at everyone's disposal.

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    Each student is given their own space and instrument. A cafeteria and a rest room are at everyone's disposal.

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  • Cafeteria

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If you can't find what you are looking for email EGM at info@egmtl.com .