July 10 Update: We have been told that we will not be able to resume testing until August at the earliest.  All Test-takers who are registered to take the test in July, have had their tests transferred or refunded.  We apologize for this delay.  We are looking forward to testing as soon as we have permission to do so.

I know many of you have questions and would like to talk to a real person.  Please join us for a Questions and Answers session on July 15.   Register  

 When we do start testing again, it will be done in a very safe way.  Some of our changes include: 

  1. increased cleaning
  2. 2 metres between test-takers at all times
  3. smaller test sizes
  4. self-serve secure belonging check areas
  5. masks are encouraged
  6. clear acrylic dividers used during registration and Speaking Tests
  7. pencils are not reused

… and many other changes to keep you and our staff safe.

Our office is temporarily closed for in-person inquiries, but if you would like to be put on our Priority Email List to get advance notice when we add additional July and August test dates, please email us: ielts@algonquincollege.com


Why take IELTS?

Numerous organizations recognize the IELTS:

  • Universities, schools, training colleges, tertiary institutes
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Professional and industry bodies
  • Multinational companies and employers
  • Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship  Canada (IRCC)

Since 1989, IELTS has been trusted worldwide and has proven to provide a secure, global, authentic and customer-focused test which measures true to life ability to communicate in English.

Over 9,000 educational institutions, government agencies and professional organizations in more than 140 countries around the world recognize IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of ability to communicate in English.

In Canada, IELTS is used as a measure of English language proficiency for citizenship, Permanent Residence applications, immigration, skilled worker applications, university entrance requirements, Masters degree programs, and other professional designations.

With over 3 million tests taken in the past year, IELTS is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test, accepted for study, work, and migration. IELTS sets the standard for integrity, research, and innovation.

Academic or General?

The Academic Module is used to assess a candidate’s readiness to study in post-secondary institutions where English is the medium of instruction. Professional Registration Organizations often request the IELTS Academic Module.

The General Module is used to assess the general proficiency of candidates wishing to complete secondary school, a training program, or to gain work experience in an English speaking environment. The General Module is also used to assess language proficiency for immigration to Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

When in doubt, it is the candidate’s responsibility to contact their Recognizing Organization to determine which module is required.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. www.ielts.org

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