Many countries require proof of your language abilities before granting a visa, and Canada is no different.
From driving tests to school exams, tests are a part of life, but they can also be a cause of stress. That’s why we make sure the process of taking your English test with IELTS is as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
One of the main reasons people get stressed and worried before something new is fear of the unknown. At IELTS we help people tackle this by giving them plenty of information about the test beforehand, from the types of questions asked, to what examiners are looking for, to the format of the test itself.
Familiarise yourself with our official practice materials, take sample questions and get to know the marking criteria, and you’ll feel much more prepared, calm and confident when it comes to test day.
Our test centres are staffed by friendly and experienced teams who are on hand if you need them. There’s plenty of information provided by staff and other resources in the test centres, guiding you through what to do from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. You can count on us to do everything we can to make your day go to plan.
All our test centres have several health and safety measures in place to protect the health of our test takers and staff.
The speaking section of the IELTS test is always done face-to-face. We do this because we believe it’s the most authentic way to evaluate your speaking skills. After all, in the real world you’ll be speaking to real people, so this way the test feels more natural. Our approach means that when you’re preparing for your IELTS test, you’re also preparing for your new life in Canada, and the conversations you’ll have there.
We know that moving abroad is a big step, and that the sooner you find your feet, the sooner you’ll be taking advantage of all that Canada has to offer. One of the best ways to achieve this is to be confident in your speaking ability.
In the short term this will mean less stress as you’ll find it easier to do the basics, like getting from A to B. In the long term there are greater benefits! Being able to talk about subjects more deeply helps you build stronger connections, friendships, and get stuff off your mind! In other words, regular, meaningful conversation is good for our mental health, especially if you’re living abroad.
It can be very reassuring to speak to people in the same situation as you, whether tests make you nervous or not. If you’re preparing for your test in Canada or from your home country, you should take advantage of the IELTS community. We’ve helped tens of thousands of people successfully gain visas in Canada and around the world. There’s a strong community of online forums where you can get advice from people who’ve passed their test or are currently taking it, and you can also get involved in our social channels for more resources, tips and advice.
This can also be a great way to meet people who are already living in Canada, so you may be able to pick up some great inside-knowledge on the area you’re hoping to move to, as well as information about the test.
As you get closer to test day, you may want to consider taking our official practice test: IELTS Progress Check. Along with offering quality preparation materials and making sure your test day runs like clockwork, it’s the final tool we provide to help people feel cool, calm and collected in their real test.
Assessed by qualified IELTS markers, you’ll receive feedback and an indicative score within five days. This all helps you understand where you need to improve ahead of test day.
How it helps you prepare:
By choosing an experienced and supportive test day provider, you can make sure this part of your visa application goes totally smoothly. And the smoother it is, the more time you’ll be able to spend focusing on your English skills, and planning exciting things to do once you get your visa.
To register for IELTS, simply visit our website.