IELTS Partnership

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a 4-part test that accurately measures people’s ability to listen, read, write, and speak in English. The IELTS test is co-owned and was co-created by a global partnership of education and language experts: IDP: IELTS Australia, the British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Available in over 140 countries, IELTS is the world’s most popular method of demonstrating English proficiency for the purpose of studying, working, or living in a place where English is a language of communication. 2.9 million IELTS test were taken around the world in 2015.

Over 9,000 organizations around the world including governments, universities, and employers trust IELTS because of its reliability, fairness, and security. IELTS employs advanced security procedures to ensure its results are accurate, and the tests are developed using the best research methods available, so no candidate is given an unfair advantage due to their background or geographic location.

IDP offers more than 400 test locations in 50 countries around the world and we are pleased that more than 50 of those locations are available here in Canada, operated by third party test centres and IDP Canada. April 2016 marked the launch of the first IELTS location operated by IDP in Canada.

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Scores are accepted by over 10,000 organizations worldwide
IELTS recognises both British and American English in terms of spelling, grammar and choice of words.
The IELTS approach is recognized as being fair, reliable and valid to all candidates.
IELTS has been developed in close consultation with academics, professional bodies and immigration authorities