Understanding IELTS Results with British Council Canada

Test Report Form Release and Delivery

Being well-informed is key for a successful IELTS journey. Explore the details of the IELTS results issuing process here.

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How can I check my IELTS Result?

Your results will be available to view online at your Test Taker Portal after they are released and are valid for two years. These do not provide an official confirmation of your performance, for that, you’ll need your IELTS Test Report Form.

What is the IELTS Test Report Form?

The IELTS Test Report Form (or TRF) is the official confirmation of your test result that can be shared as proof of your English language proficiency. This can either be a paper copy for IELTS on Paper or an electronic version (eTRF) for IELTS on Computer.

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How will I receive my TRF?

If you’ve taken IELTS On Computer: you will receive your results electronically only. You can download the electronic version (eTRF) from the Test Taker Portal 3-5 days after your test. No additional physical Test Report Forms will be issued.

If you have taken IELTS On Paper: One personal paper TRF will be sent by normal post to the address provided at registration or it can be collected in person at the test centre, if you had made the request before the results are released. No second personal paper copies will be issued.

How long would it take to get my IELTS Result?

IELTS On Paper taken at a Test Centre – 13 days

IELTS On Computer taken at a Test Centre – 3 to 5 days

How will my TRF be shared with the organisations I’m applying to?

If you have taken IELTS on paper

We can send TRF printed or electronic copies (additional TRF -aTRF-) directly to the institutions you are applying to (e.g. universities, companies, immigration offices, etc). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses on the Test Taker Portal within two years of taking the test (postal or currier fees to be paid by the Test Taker as applicable).

If you’ve taken IELTS On Computer

The electronic copy of the TRF (IELTS On Computer Test Takers) can be downloaded from your Test Taker Portal and you can send it to the organisations you are applying to by email, by post (printing it out) or directly -by you- from your Test Taker Portal.

If the institution you are applying to accepts or requires only the TRF Number, you can get it through your Test Taker Portal.

It is no longer a requirement to provide Test Takers a second personal hardcopy of the TRF for the purposes of application to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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IELTS One Skill Retake

Since OSR is for now only available for Academic Purposes and IELTS On Computer, only eTRFs will be provided to Test Takers. IELTS On Computer TRF issuing conditions will apply, except no aTRF will be issued for One Skill Retake results.

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Understanding your IELTS score

Find out more about your IELTS score and compare your score to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs).

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Understanding your IELTS score

Find out more about your IELTS score and compare your score to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs).

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Check IELTS results on the test taker portal

Access all your information and IELTS results online

Preview your score online at your Test Taker Portal. Sign in using your registration email address and password.