Proud providers of the IELTS test in Canada

British Council has been teaching English for more than 85 years and has been evaluating it through IELTS tests for over 25 years. British Council IELTS Canada gives you access to a network of test centres, in over 40 cities across Canada, sharing the same high standards, unrivalled availability of IELTS test days, first class preparation courses and expert advice, as well as a wide range of preparation materials online with ‘Road to IELTS’.


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Whether you’ve dreamed of studying abroad or landing a dream job halfway across the world, IELTS can help you get there. If English is not your first language, the IELTS English proficiency test is the key to unlocking your new life in an English-speaking country, such as Canada.

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Start your IELTS journey by finding your nearest test centre

With lots of British Council test centres located across the whole of Canada, finding an IELTS test nearby couldn’t be easier. Simply look for your nearest location on our website and book through our online platform today.

The world's most popular English language test for higher education and global migration

IELTS Academic or General Training

IELTS has two test types available: IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic. Which one should you register for? Find out more.

Take IELTS on paper or on computer

You now have the option of sitting your IELTS test on paper or on a computer with British Council. Learn more about these two formats of the test.

Prepare better, score higher

Make sure you’re fully prepared for your IELTS test by practicing your reading, writing, speaking and listening with our free practice materials.

Official IELTS test for immigration

IELTS was the first test to be recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Immigration Quebec as proof of English language proficiency for its immigration and citizenship programs.

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Find top tips, advice and information on the IELTS exam in Canada, plus access to handy learning tools.

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Proud to be working with our partners

The British Council would like to thank its partners for supporting its operations and in contributing to its development and expansion, enabling more people to take IELTS: Canada’s preferred high-stakes English language test.

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British Council regularly offers free webinars to help future test takers to be better prepared for success on the IELTS test.