Computer-Delivered IELTS is here

More test dates, faster results, same face-to-face speaking test

First time in Canada!

Computer-Delivered IELTS is now available in Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary

For almost 30 years, IELTS has been a paper-based English test that people like you have used to achieve their work, study and migration dreams. But you asked for more choice – and we’ve listened. Meet computer-delivered IELTS: the same IELTS test you know, delivered via computer, with multiple test sessions a day and fast results.

Please note, you can still complete a paper-based IELTS test if you prefer.

Update: Test dates in Toronto are almost sold out. Please subscribe here to receive updates on test availability as soon as more slots become available.

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GGeneral Training

So, what is new about Computer-Delivered IELTS?

If you choose the new option, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing sections using a computer. The Speaking test will remain face-to-face, as we believe it is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills and prompts a more lifelike performance. All other aspects of the test are identical, whether it is taken on paper or on computer. Results for computer-delivered IELTS will be available 5-7 days after you finish all sections of your test.

Computer-Delivered IELTS Paper-based IELTS
Delivery Listening  Listening 
Reading Reading
Writing Writing

Speaking  Face-to-face Speaking test with a certified IELTS examiner

Results available 5-7 days 13 days
Booking & registration Look for a computer icon when booking your test Look for a paper icon when booking your test
Test availability Up to 5 days a week* Up to 48 days per year (Thursdays and Saturdays_)
Length of the test

Listening (30 minutes)

Reading (60 minutes)

Writing (60 minutes)

Speaking (11-14 minutes)

Listening (30 minutes)

Reading (60 minutes)

Writing (60 minutes)

Speaking (11-14 minutes)

*Please check with your local test centre for their upcoming schedule of computer-delivered IELTS sessions.

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Receive your results
within 5-7 days

Regardless of whether you choose to take the IELTS test on paper or on computer, you will receive the same test report form. You will receive your results within 5-7 days when you sit a computer-delivered test.

Computer-Delivered IELTS

Speaking test

Want to know the best news of all? The IELTS Speaking test is the same as always – face-to-face, in a quiet room, with a real, human examiner. We believe a face-to-face Speaking test is the most effective way of assessing your speaking skills and prompts a more life-like performance.

Benefits of the IELTS Speaking test

  • Private Speaking test rooms, free from noise and distraction
  • We can match your pace and level of English
  • We can repeat and rephrase a question for you
  • We hear your accent
  • We won’t ‘time out’ on you






The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has announced a potential strike action on Monday, October 22. In the event of a postal strike, IELTS Test Centres will not be able to mail results to recognizing organizations or Test Report Forms (TRF) to candidates.

Strike action would affect the mailing of current results for tests from October 11th onwards and extra TRF requests for the duration of any stoppage in service from Canada Post.

For urgent mailing of your test results or additional TRFs, centres are able to offer courier delivery. Please contact your centre for further information.