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

After graduating from university in Russia I applied to a large company in North America for a position that required English language proficiency. With my IELTS score I was able to prove my true-to-life ability to communicate in English for my first international employment opportunity. I have since worked in Bermuda and now live in Singapore, working for one of the most famous hotel brands in the world. With the invaluable experience that I have gained working overseas, IELTS has made a priceless contribution to progress my career and my life.

~Yulia Chelyakova, Conference Services Floor Manager, Singapore~

IELTS has been growing steadily for 20 years because it works. It’s good to know that IELTS has been the choice of millions of people over the years. IELTS stood out immediately because it tests all four skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening, giving a well-rounded assessment of my English.

~Arnik Surasarang, Bangkok, Thailand~