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Embark on your IELTS journey with the British Council and unlock your potential

Proud providers of the IELTS test in Canada

British Council has been teaching English for more than 85 years and has been evaluating it through IELTS test for over 30 years. With 150+ test locations, flexible slots, and unwavering support, including exclusive prep resources, expert guidance, and top-notch courses, we'll make your IELTS journey easier.


Find out all you need to know about the world's most popular English language test.

Whether you're pursuing studies, professional certification, or permanent residency in Canada, the IELTS test is tailored to meet your aspirations. Recognised by the IRCC and more than 860 organisations, it provides a pathway to success.

British Council's recognition and experience make your journey easier; you'll feel confident you're on track from registration and preparation to the experience of sitting the test with our partners.

Whether it’s higher education, career advancement, or migration, IELTS is your key to a world of opportunities.

Ready to start your journey?

Why IELTS From The British Council?

Seamless Support for your IELTS Journey

We support you throughout your IELTS journey by providing assistance in locating nearby test centers and offering an easily accessible online platform for test booking. Prepare effectively for the exam to achieve your best possible score.

Helping you succeed

We provide free pre-test support including an online course, tutorial videos, 75 interactive activities, the IELTS test app, and 8 different online practice tests.

Maximum convenience

With 80+ British Council test locations across Canada, you can find a test centre near you and take your test either on paper or on a computer.

Full support

Our network of test centres are here to support you with any queries or concerns you might have.

Starting your future in Canada

Once you’ve completed the test, British Council can send your Test Report Form (a paper document with your results) to you, or any workplaces, organisations, or education facilities that need them.

Improving your score

If you aim to enhance your performance in a specific skill, we offer the One Skill Retake (OSR) option tailored just for you. It’s a new feature designed to help you get your desired test score without retaking the full test.

Ready to embark on your IELTS preparation journey? Sign up here to get started!

IELTS for Canadian Immigration

Take IELTS for PR (Permanent Residency): The language proficiency test accepted by the Canadian Government. IELTS was the first test to be recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Immigration Quebec as proof of English language proficiency for its immigration and citizenship programs.


Preparing for IELTS

When booking your IELTS test with British Council, you will get free access to our exclusive prep platform: IELTS Ready. You'll have exercises, practice tests, master classes, and much more to cover all aspects of the IELTS test at your disposition.


IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR)

Exciting news! With IELTS One Skill Retake, you can now improve your score by retaking a single test skill without having to retake the entire IELTS test. OSR is available with the British Council at selected test centres. Please be aware that as of now, the IRCC has not officially accepted the new IELTS OSR.

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