IELTS Testing in Canada Update

An update to IELTS testing in Canada


The IELTS Partners continue to monitor the development of Covid-19 around the world and are keeping a close eye on government mandates in every country where our staff, test takers, and stakeholders are affected.

We are following the advice of World Health Organisation to help protect everyone’s safety.

In Ontario and Quebec, following the provincial government mandates to close all non-essential businesses, the IELTS test has been suspended in these provinces.

In British Columbia, PEI, and Alberta, following the declaration of state of emergency and the closure of private and public schools, as well as the decision to move college and university classes online, the IELTS test has been suspended in the majority of venues in these provinces.

IELTS Test Centres that must close for the time being will be contacting test takers to let them know of the cancellation and refund the fees.

In other provinces, some test centres remain open for the time being. All centres have implemented additional precautions to help protect the health and well-being of our staff and test takers. We will continue monitoring the situation by province and take the necessary decisions.

If you are looking to book a test in Canada, please contact the local test centre to find out if testing is available.

We will continue monitoring the situation in Canada and around the world and update you of any new developments via our website

Support for you and our test takers

We understand this is a challenging time for our test takers and our organisations. We are working closely with students and the sector to help provide solutions.

We are launching an online tool, with genuine IELTS content, timed to match an IELTS test, to help address test shortages in areas where testing is suspended. More information will be available on this in coming weeks.

We are also running online preparation support sessions to help students connect with our experts online.

Please rest assured that the IELTS Partners will be ready to provide extra test dates and locations worldwide once the Covid-19 situation is stable and it is safe to resume testing in those locations that have been affected.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us,


IELTS Canada Team