IELTS Canada | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Do I really need to take the IELTS test?
You do not require taking the IELTS to present your application. Though, if the visa officer who is managing your file requests that you complete the IELTS, you will require obtaining the test so as your application to be processed to conclusion.

2. How do I plan to take the IELTS?
There are training courses obtainable through educational institutions and on the internet. It is worthwhile to take one of these courses as most of them offer you with practice tests.

3. Should I take the IELTS Academic or the IELTS General Training Module?
The General Training Module is solely required for Canadian immigration purposes. The IELTS Academic Training Module is only necessary for candidates who wish to study in Canada at an undergraduate or post-graduate level. It is the liability of the candidate to inform the test centre whether they wish to acquire the Academic or the General Training Module.

4. Where do I take the IELTS test for Canadian Immigration?
On the authorized IELTS website, you can look for your adjacent IELTS test centre on the top direction-finding bar.

5. How much does the IELTS cost?
The cost varies but is usually around $200CDN.

6. How long does the IELTS examination take?
Cambridge IELTS 7 Self-study Pack (Student's Book with Answers and Audio CDs (2)): Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge Books for Cambridge Exams)The whole examination takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete.
The division is as under
Listening module – 30 minutes
Reading module – 60 minutes
Writing module – 60 minutes
Speaking module – 10-15 minutes

7. How long does it take to acquire my IELTS results?
Results are usually issued 13 days after the test.

8. If I’m not pleased with my results, how shortly can I take the IELTS test again?
Candidates are capable of repeating the test at whatever time they wish. You will need to submit one more application form; on that form you must point out the date on which you last took the test. New fees will be relevant.

9. Can I do again only the IELTS module in which I did not score good?
No. The IELTS is meant to give a general profile of a candidate’s English proficiency at a given time. For the results to be precise, all 4 modules must be taken over at the similar time.

10. How long are the IELTS test results valid for?
IELTS test are generally valid for 2 years for study purpose. But for Canadian Immigration purpose IELTS results are valid for 1 year.


Anonymous said...

Is IELETS necessary for canada immigration or i may do TOEFL or some other english language certification?

Anonymous said...

i am weak in english speaking. Can someone tell me how to improve my speaking

alkesh said...

i want need 8 points for canada skilled work visa
so how many band required in my cash
reading, listening, speaking, writing

Samia said...

Dear alkesh,
You need at lease 5.5 band in each module of ielts

gauri said...

IELTS needs to be given only by primary applicant or even the secondary applicant , as both are applying for PR under Skilled Workers category.
Please let me know.

Comrade said...

Onli primary applicant

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