7 Reasons Why the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is so Popular

March 6, 2015 by IELTS
If you are reading this, you're probably looking for a test of English language proficiency that will:
  1. qualify you for entry into a Canadian university or college
  2. secure professional accreditation and employment
  3. filfill application requirements for Canadian Permanent Residency or Citizenship,
If any of the above meet your situation, then the IELTS ( International English Language Testing System) may be your answer.

Here are a number of reasons why people across Canada and around the world, just like you, are choosing IELTS for work, study, and migration:


1 A True Indicator of English Proficiency

One of the greatest advantages of IELTS is that it has proven to be a true indicator of an individual's ability to communicate effectively in English. This is why the test has gained such popularity for immigration, study and work accreditation, and is also the most well-liked test in Canada.

2 Widely Recognized by Organizations and Institutions across Canada

IELTS results are accepted as proof of English competency by organizations across Canada including:

  1. Universities
  2. Colleges
  3. Professional Organizations
  4. Accrediting Bodies
  5. Provincial Nominee Programs
  6. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

3 Accepted by 9,000 organizations in 140 countries across the globe

You can take the IELTS at testing locations across Canada and around the world, and your IELTS score is similarly valued internationally. Results are recognized by 9,000 organizations in 140 other countries as a true-to-life measure of your English language abilities.

4 IDP IELTS test locations throughout Canada

With 25 test locations across Canada and growing, coupled with increasing availability of test dates at those locations, IDP IELTS allows you to register for the IELTS at a date and location that is convenient to your schedule and that will help you meet your needs. Current testing locations include:

· Burnaby

· Calgary

· Edmonton

· Fort St. John

· Halifax

· Hamilton

· Kelowna
· Kingston

· Mississauga
· Montreal

· Nanaimo

· North York

· Ottawa

· Prince George

· Regina

· Richmond

· Saskatoon
· Scarborough

· Steinbach
· Swift Current

· Toronto

· Vancouver

· Victoria
· Winnipeg

5 Fair and Reliable Test to Suit Your Particular Needs

The IELTS test is fair, reliable, and guarantees to be a true assessment of your English-language abilities. The test is divided into four sections: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Candidates may choose between two versions of the test, depending on why you need the qualification: the IELTS General Training exam or the IELTS Academic exam.

6 Private, One-to-One Speaking Test with Live Examiner

The format of the IELTS test tries to mimic real life communication situations as much as possible because we know that proficiency in face-to-face communication is one of the most important skills for those planning to live, work and study in an English language environment.

For the speaking component of the IELTS test, candidates are tested in a private room, an environment that allows focus on conversation and zero distractions from other students, computers, or other possible technical difficulties.

7 Recognition of Global English Standards

IELTS marking recognizes the differences between Canadian, American, British and international English spelling, choice of words, and use of grammar for those types of English are accepted.

If you would like to find out more about IELTS, or if you would like to view and look through official practice materials, please feel free to browse through our website or contact your nearest Test Centre.

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