IELTS for Work and Migration
IELTS is required for skilled migration and permanent residency in many English-speaking countries.
Accepted for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and the US
IELTS is accepted as a proof of English language proﬁciency for study, work and migration in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US where English is the main language used in the workplace or the classroom. Each country has its own IELTS scores requirements.
For the most updated information, please visit relevant government websites.
In Australia, IELTS is accepted for many visa categories as well as permanent residency. IELTS is also required by some Australian professional organisations and registration bodies.
If you are applying for a work visa, professional registration or for permanent residency in Canada, you will probably have to submit proof of English language proficiency as a part of your application. IELTS General Training is accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for immigration to Canada.
IELTS is required by the New Zealand government for different types of visas, including Skilled Migrant, Investor and Entrepreneur, Residence, Work and Parent categories as evidence of English language ability
When applying to live permanently in the UK (also known as applying for 'leave to remain' or 'long residence'), you are required to demonstrate satisfactory English language skills.
Looking forward to study in the US? More than 3,000 institutions in the US accept IELTS as proof of your English proficiency.
IELTS test format
IELTS is a test of all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. You will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between. Depending on your test centre, your Speaking test may be on the same day as the other three tests or up to seven days before or after that. The total test time is under three hours.
IELTS for Study in local or overseas
IDP Education can help you gain admission to education institutions. We help you find the best course of study for your needs, submit your university application, guide you through the visa requirements, register for your IELTS test and help you prepare for life in your new country.