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What is IELTS?

The world’s most popular English language test, IELTS is for anyone looking to live, study or work in a country where English is the native language.

Required by immigration authorities and many academic institutions, IELTS uses four key areas - Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening – to assess your level of English. You cannot fail the IELTS test; you are simply scored based on your answers, then provided with a level.

What’s the difference between IELTS on paper & IELTS on computer?

Both IELTS on paper and IELTS on computer are exactly the same in content and both are taken inside a test centre. However, if you are hoping to book your test in quickly or need a wider range of IELTS exam dates, then there are more test sittings available with IELTS on computer.

IELTS on computer tests are offered up to three times a day, seven days a week, so there is much more flexibility when it comes to finding a suitable date and time.

Where can I take the test?

With over 80 test centres located across Canada, British Council are sure to have a test centre near you. Our goal is simple – to make IELTS as accessible to as many people as possible. To find your nearest test centre, use the feature below to select your province then book your test online. Your test venue will then be in touch with all the details you need to know for the day of your exam. Find your nearest test centre Select your province below to find your nearest test centre and ideal IELTS exam date, then book online to start your journey.