Acceptable forms of ID are a valid Passport, Canada Permanent Resident (PR) card, a Refugee Protection Claimant Document (RPCD), or a Secure Certificate of Indian Status card (SCIS).
Ways to Pay:
If you pay your test fee by credit card you will see a charge from “Pacific Language Institute” on your statement.
We cannot advise you, only offer information. Please check with the institution (college, university, Immigration, etc.) you will be sending your results to, or your immigration consultant.
You will receive confirmation by email after all of these are received:
No, you must register and pay at the same centre. You cannot register at one and pay at another, or vice versa. You also cannot transfer your registration from one to centre to another.
In your IELTS Account you will be able to see details of your test location, date and time, speaking test time, your details, your results, payment status, preparation materials and contact info as well as the cancellation policy.
This is available in your IELTS Account.
Your Reference Number is emailed to you as soon as you submit your online application form in a message called IELTS Application Summary.
You will need your Reference Number to pay online and log into the Candidate Area.
Please contact us at [email protected] or 604-688-7350.
Depending on the nature of the accommodation, special arrangements may take a minimum of six weeks to be approved.
You must contact us before your test and we will make the change for you, depending on the availability of the other test or module. These changes cannot be made within four days of the test date.
We advise you to come by transit if possible. We are a 2-minute walk from the Burrard SkyTrain Station and 5 minutes from the Canada Line Vancouver City Centre Station. If you must come by car, parking info can be found here and here or on Parkopedia.
Do not park on the street, at a parking meter, as you will not be allowed to leave the test centre, nor use your phone to add money, and the test is longer than most meters allow.
You can park on Auburn Street or in the parking lot next to the building.
We advise you to come by transit if possible. We are a 5-minute walk from Union Station. If you must come by car, pay parking is available in our building’s underground.
You may park in the lot in front of the building for free.
Your test schedule is available in your IELTS Account.
Please do not be late. Anyone who arrives after doors close will not be admitted.
All you need to bring is your passport or PR card (the ID you registered with). No other forms of ID are accepted, and photocopies or expired IDs are not permitted.
Only your ID and a clear bottle of water will be allowed into the test room. Any other belongings you bring will be locked in our cloakroom during the test.
We will provide pens, pencils, and erasers.
Typical IELTS On Paper Test Day Schedule:
8:30 am – 9:15 am | Check in
9:30 am – 12:30 pm | Listening, Reading, and Writing tests
12:30 pm | Lunch break
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Speaking tests
Your test schedule is available in your IELTS Account
IELTS On Computer tests may run more than once a day. Check your schedule carefully.
*IELTS On Computer Example Schedule
|Sitting||Check In||Listening, Reading, and Writing||Speaking Tests|
|Sitting 1||8:15 am – 8:45 am||9:00 am – 12:00 pm||1:00 pm – 4:00 pm|
|Sitting 2||30 min before speaking test||1:00 pm – 4:00 pm||9:30 am -12:30 pm|
*This is for informational purposes only. Your schedule may be different. You must check your schedule in your IELTS account.
Yes, headphones are provided and used at all of our locations – Vancouver, Abbotsford, Surrey, and Toronto.
Your speaking test schedule is available in your IELTS Account.
You cannot change the time of your speaking test after it has been scheduled. However, you may request an early or late speaking test when you register. We cannot guarantee a specific time but will try to accommodate your request. Please note that speaking test times may change on test day.
Yes. The speaking module takes place on the same day as the listening, reading and writing modules.
You can take IELTS on paper or on computer. Whichever method you choose, your speaking test will be in person with an IELTS Examiner. Please note, you cannot take the test online.
No extra time is allowed for washroom breaks. We encourage the test takers to use the washrooms before the registration begins.
Results are released 13 days after the test.
Results are released 3-5 days after the test.
Your candidate number is not needed to check results. If you need it for any other reason, please contact us.
It is too early. Scores are available 3-5 days (IELTS on computer) or 13 days (IELTS on paper) after your test date.
If your address has changed or is incorrect, contact us by email with your new address before your results are released. Unless otherwise instructed, we will send your test results to the address you used when you registered, so it important to use the correct address.
Results not sent by courier (which you can track online) are sent via regular postal mail to the address you entered on the online application form. Postal delivery cannot be tracked and can take 1-2 weeks or more depending on location. If your address is correct, then all you can do is wait for them to arrive. If your address is incorrect, please contact us for advice. It is very important that you provide the correct postal address, or you may experience a long wait (and have to pay additional fees) for your results.
You will receive one copy of your results for yourself.
There is no limit on how many copies you may send to recognizing organizations, but you will need to request this and there will be a fee charged if done after your results have been released.
Our centre number is CA148.
No. EOR results only go up or stay the same.