IELTS dates in Canada: Test availability

Since the recent announcement of the new pathway to permanent residency by the government of Canada, there has been a significant increase in IELTS registrations. This surge in demand for IELTS, as well as COVID-19 restrictions, has resulted in limited test availability in the short term. We are currently working closely with our authorised test centres to add more test sessions. Please check regularly for the latest test availability by using the 'select province' dropdown menu below.

Beware of IELTS Fraud

During this time, we have received reports of fraudsters promising IELTS tests in exchange for an additional fee, or fake IELTS certificates; we do not endorse this and were disappointed to hear of people taking advantage at such a stressful time.

To make sure you’re booking a secure IELTS test, we recommend only using our official websites, detailed below. Should you be approached by anyone, online or in-person, offering an alternative, please let us know at ielts.security@britishcouncil.org.


IRCC Covid-19 Updates

Find out the latest information regarding covid-19 from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Covid-19 IELTS FAQs

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, British Council IELTS has implemented some safety protocols at its official partner test centres to help protect the health and safety of all test takers and staff, and to limit the spread of the virus. Below are some of the frequently asked questions and answers.

I have registered for an IELTS test, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, I am not sure if the test will happen. What should I do?

I have been affected by COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has been affected by COVID-19 and I have scheduled an IELTS test. Can I attend my test?

My test centre has rescheduled my test venue or speaking test time due to COVID-19. What should I do?

Can I travel to another province to take an IELTS test?

What COVID-19 measures are being taken by the IELTS test centres on test day?

What COVID-19 specific measures should I take on test day?

What precautions should I take after the test?

What should I do if I am diagnosed with COVID-19 fewer than 14 days after I took my test?

How will my results be delivered?

How can I find out more about COVID-19?