International English Language Testing System

In partnership with Eurocentres, we are hosting the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at the Penticton location. IELTS is one of the standardized tests that is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for citizenship applications and by multiple academic institutions for higher/further education and professional accreditation. IELTS includes speaking, listening, reading, and writing components and is available in two formats – Academic and General Training.

There are two version of IELTS. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test whereas the General Training format focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts. Individuals who are eligible to apply for Canadian immigration must sit the General Training test. Currently IELTS is offered either in Vancouver or periodically in Kelowna making it difficult for clients due to lack of transportation or time constraints.