What is IELTS
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting one million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system. IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).
IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
Accepted and trusted in Canada
IELTS is Canada's preferred high-stakes English language test. Trusted by over 350 Canadian organizations, it was the first test to be recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly CIC) and Immigration Québec as proof of English language proficiency for such government programs as Express Entry and other Canadian programs. In May 2014, IRCC announced it was renewing its trust in IELTS for another five years.
The IELTS meets strict criteria for security, reliability, legitimacy and compliance with the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).
IELTS is the world’s most popular English proficiency test wit hover 3 million tests taken in the past year. It is recognized and accepted by more than 10,000 organisations worldwide. These include universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional bodies and multinational companies. Currently IELTS exams are administered in over 1100 locations across 140 countries
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment