Normally, but it does happen. I have two exams on the 16th, one on the 20th (a Saturday; dafuq?) and two on the 22nd, but one on the 22nd is being deferred since I get 50% extra time and they can't accommodate it that day. I'm'a try to get another one on the 16th deferred, too, since those are the study-hard exams and last class is the 13th. Not a lot of time to study
Exams are 3h long, but with 50% for me they're 4.5h, and those two on the 16th are back-to-back for 9h They want to space a 30min inbetween and call it even, but I used the entire 4.5h on my English exam last semester and was completely drained. To ask me to do the same thing twice but in French is sadistic.
Oh, we get the winter break lol we get two weeks off between the end of the exam period and the beginning of the new semester, plus a week in February, plus holidays in April (Easter) plus the week in October off. If you happen to finish exams early in December, you can go home earlier, too.
So this year the exam period was the 4th-22nd of December. Some people had all five exams between the 4th and the 10th. They got the 10th-8th(?) of Dec-Jan off because they already finished all their exams
First Tuesday after labour day = first day of classes
Fall break = mid-October
Fall exams = early December to December 22nd approx.
First day (winter) = first Monday after New Years
Winter break = mid-February
Winter exams = mid-April till April 30th