Here you will find more information about the purpose, design, and recognition of the IELTS test.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English Language proficiency test, with more than 3.5 million tests taken in 2018. IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play. IELTS is the preferred high stakes English language test in Canada.
The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is recognized by over 10 000 organizations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. The IELTS test is accepted and trusted in Canada, and is administered in over 1100 locations in over 140 countries.
IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This means that you are assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills.
Trusted by over 350 Canadian organizations, it was the first test to be recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), formerly known as CIC, and Immigration Quebec as proof of English language proficiency for such government programs as Express Entry (Skilled immigrants), Quebec-selected skilled workers and provincial nominee program. In May 2014, CIC announced that it was renewing its trust in IELTS for another five years.
*IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.
For more information visit: ielts.ca