English Language Tests


English Language Tests in Canada


The IELTS test can be taken at over 30 locations across Canada. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP:IELTS Australia.

IELTS language assessment covers the four language skills - listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Some selectors feel that the IELTS gives the clearest picture of an applicant's English language proficiency.

IELTS is recognized by universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.

IELTS training evening classes

The 2-week courses will focus on one skill per class and include the exam. The course will be offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and will include 3 hours of tutoring each for listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is a recognized computer-delivered English language assessment test.

CELPIP offers a unique one-sitting testing experience. The computer-delivered Speaking component allows test takers to demonstrate their English proficiency without the possible confounding effects associated with human interaction as used in other testing systems.

CELPIP uses Canadian English as spoken in Canada for language proficiency for immigration into Canada or for Canadian citizenship.

The CELPIP-General Test provides Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and other users with an accurate measurement of English language proficiency in common usage situations.

The CELPIP-General Test is a complete English language testing program that assesses general levels of functional competency. The test consists of the following components: Listening (47 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (53 minutes) and Speaking (20 minutes).

CELPIP Total test time: 180 minutes (3 hours)

The CELPIP format and scoring is cross-referenced to the 12 level Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) system.

The CELPIP results can be used by:
IRCC requiring proof of English proficiency of applicants for immigration to Canada
applicants for immigration to Canada to fulfill language requirements
professional associations and employers requiring English language proficiency

For more information or to register for a CELPIP-General Test, please visit www.celpiptest.ca.


Test format and contents

The CanTEST measures English language knowledge and English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The CanTEST is divided into the following sections:


The English listening test involves answering 40 multiple choice or short answer questions based on authentic taped material delivered at normal speed. The listening samples include dialogues, announcements, interviews, and short lectures. The test lasts one hour, and listening passages vary in length from 45 seconds to five minutes.


The reading test has a 15-item Skimming and Scanning component, which is strictly timed (10 minutes) and administered before the Reading Comprehension. The Skimming and Scanning component features authentic texts from public information brochures, newspapers, university calendars, and annotated bibliographies. The reading comprehension part of the test is composed of passages of various lengths (up to 650 words) with 20 questions (both multiple-choice and short answer). This test also includes a 25-item multiple-choice cloze. A total time of 50 minutes is allowed for the reading comprehension and cloze sections.


All candidates produce a writing sample which is graded according to content, organization, and language use. The writing task varies but candidates are generally required to compare, contrast, or react to information given on a current issue of interest. Candidates have 45 minutes for this task.


Candidates participate in a 15-minute interview with two judges where they are evaluated on the basis of listening comprehension, pronunciation, fluency, and range and accuracy of language used.

For Dates, prices and locations go to:http://www.cantest.uottawa.ca/


Visit the TOEFL pages and the ETS website. Information on TOEFL test dates and registration. There is information on preparation, practice materials, and advice for the day of the test. http://www.toefl.org/index.html , http://www.ets.org/

Computer Based Test Locations across Canada, with local Phone Numbers. Calgary - (403)777-1365 Edmonton - (780)444-6110Coquitlam - (604)464-6401 Richmond - (604)231-1966 Victoria - (250)472-4501 Winnipeg - (204)288-5056 St. John's - (709)724-8901 Halifax - (902)422-7323 Cambridge - (519)622-4479 Etobicoke - (416)236-2629 London - (519)657-4124 Ottawa -(613)745-8391 Whitby - (905)404-1818 Windsor - (519) 974-8747 Montreal - 5259 (514)876-8818 Saskatoon -(306)978-7323


TOEIC Services Canada Inc. the official website for the TOEIC test in Canada. http://www.toeic.ca/


Cambridge EFL On-line is the website of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Division. In this site ( http://www.cambridge-efl.org/ ) you will find full information on all of the Cambridge EFL examinations and tests, as well as the latest news from Cambridge.

Other English Tests

International House's (IH) Web site has a useful page on British English Language Examinations. the Oxford University Delegacy and the ARELS Examinations Trust, Pitman examinations, Trinity College London, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board (LCCI), the Associated Examinations Board (AEB), the University of London Examinations and Assessment Council (ULEAC), City and Guilds, Northern Examinations and Assessment Board (NEAB), University of Reading (TEEP), The English Speaking Board (ESB), the Institute of Linguists and CENTRA. The I H site provides the addresses and telephone numbers of all these UK examinations boards for anyone who wishes to get in touch with them.

Please confirm all English test information with the Organizations directly

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