York University is one of Canada’s largest public research universities and is an official IELTS test venue. Operated by English Testing Canada in the North York area of Toronto, this convenient location is easily accessible by public transit (line 1 Yonge-University) or by car. Tests are held on the ground floor of the Aviva Centre (entrance at Gate G). Free parking is available at Gate G with other paid parking lots nearby as well. For wheelchair-accessible entry, an elevator is available through the parking lot at Gate G. A food court offering a variety of restaurants and coffee shops is also within walking distance.
This venue offers the paper-based IELTS test in a quiet and comfortable environment. We are pleased to provide high-quality headphones for our listening tests. For the convenience of our test takers, speaking tests are conducted on the second floor of the same building. This test venue delivers both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training exams.
We provide secure and reliable IELTS test delivery while giving you the support you need to succeed. Along with the IELTS test, we offer a range of IELTS preparation courses, practice material, and free online webinars every month.
York University’s test venue is operated by English Testing Canada, a dedicated IELTS test provider since 2013. With forty test venues across Canada, we are the largest IELTS test provider in Canada. Our dedicated staff is there to support you from the moment you register to the day you get your results.
IELTS on paper available
1 Shoreham Drive
York Aviva Centre
Frequently Asked Questions
How IELTS is scored?
IELTS results are reported on a 9-band scale.
IELTS results are designed to be simple and easy to understand. They are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).
What if I need to cancel my test? Can I get a refund?
For information on cancelling an IELTS test and potentially receiving a refund, contact the test centre where you registered for IELTS.
What is the IELTS results validity period?
While it is up to each organisation to set a validity period that works for their purposes, the IELTS partners recommend a 2-year validity period for IELTS test results based upon the well-documented phenomenon of second language loss or ‘attrition’.
What is IELTS General Training?
General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
What is IELTS Academic?
IELTS Academic is for people applying for higher education or professional registration.
What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).