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Take IELTS in Ottawa

Taking the IELTS in Ottawa has never been easier. As a co-owner of the test IDP ensures availability of IELTS testing through our network of official IELTS test locations across Ottawa and the rest of Canada. If you are looking to take the IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training tests in Ottawa, you have the option to take the paper or computer-delivered versions of the test. Click here to find a complete listing of upcoming IELTS test dates in Ottawa. Please select the location that is most convenient for you and complete your IELTS registration online in a matter of minutes.

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test

There are many standardized English tests that you can take to prove your English level. These include the CAE (Cambridge Advanced English), PTE (Pearson Test of English), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) offered by IDP.

The International Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English Language test with over 3 million tests taken in 2018. Accepted for study, work, and migration, IELTS is recognized by over 10,000 educational institutions, professional organizations, and immigration & government authorities as a true and reliable measure of English language skills. IELTS is currently available in more than 140 countries, with over 125 test locations across Canada, and several official IELTS venues in Ottawa and the surrounding Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
IELTS test-takers in Ottawa have the option to register for one of two different versions of IELTS. IELTS Academic is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English-speaking environment. IELTS General Training is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. IELTS General Training is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. Candidates must check with the institutions to which they are sending their scores to confirm which version of the IELTS they need to register for. please note that once the test registration is confirmed, IELTS will not be able to refund the test fee for an incorrect selection.

IELTS is required for immigration to Canada

IELTS General Training is accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as evidence of English-language proficiency. If you are applying for permanent residency in Canada, it is likely that you will be required to present your test result as a part of your application. You can also submit IELTS results for Canadian citizenship.

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) are the national standards used in Canada for describing, measuring and recognizing the English language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada. Visit our website to calculate how your IELTS General Training test scores equate to the CLB standards.

Official IELTS Practice Tests for Test Takers in Ottawa

In IELTS, your final band score is directly proportional to the number of hours spent practicing your English language skills. While you are welcome to join an IELTS preparation program in Ottawa, IDP also offers a number of free preparation materials to help you get ready for the test. Our complimentary menu of resources offers examiner-approved advice, downloadable practice tests and free webinars with an IELTS expert. In addition, you can purchase official practice tests and IELTS Reading and Writing tasks that are designed to deliver a taste of the real IELTS test and provide users with an indicative band score and detailed feedback on your performance in all sections of the test.




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