British Council has been teaching English for more than 85 years and has been evaluating it through IELTS tests for over 30 years. British Council Canada gives you access to a network of IELTS test centres, in over 50 cities across Canada, sharing the same high standards, unrivalled availability of IELTS test days, first class preparation courses and expert advice, as well as a wide range of preparation materials online with ‘Road to IELTS’.
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Whether you’ve dreamed of studying abroad or landing a dream job halfway across the world, IELTS can help you get there. If English is not your first language, the IELTS English proficiency test is the key to unlocking your new life in an English-speaking country, such as Canada.
With lots of British Council test centres located across the whole of Canada, finding an IELTS test nearby couldn’t be easier. Simply look for your nearest location on our website and book through our online platform today.
The British Council would like to thank its partners for supporting its operations and in contributing to its development and expansion, enabling more people to take IELTS: Canada’s preferred high-stakes English language test.
British Council regularly offers free webinars to help future test takers to be better prepared for success on the IELTS test.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is British Council IELTS?
“British Council IELTS” refers to the IELTS English language proficiency test, which is delivered by official and trusted providers – British Council. The IELTS test helps newcomers to Canada for immigration, study and work purposes.
What type of IELTS is required for Canadian permanent residency?
This depends on your pathway to permanent residency. If you are looking to study in Canada, you are more likely to need IELTS Academic. If you would like to move to Canada for work, you are more likely to take IELTS General Training. You can find out more about which IELTS exam to take here. If you are still unsure, we would always recommend checking with the organisation you would like to work or study with, to see which one they require.
How do I take the IELTS exam?
Firstly, you need to book your IELTS exam. This can be done online, and you will be asked to choose a test centre near you. When doing this, you can also choose whether you would like to take your test on paper or on computer. Both are exactly the same test, and still taken within a local test centre. You will also be asked whether you would like to book IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training, so it’s worth knowing which you need to take before booking. Once your test is all booked, you simply show up to the test centre at the time and date of your exam, sit the test and await your results.
How do you apply for IELTS?
IELTS is really easy to apply for and can simply be booked online. There will be a test fee for you to pay when you make your booking, and you will need to be in Canada at the time of your test (so that you can take the exam at your local test centre).