About your test day (in Vancouver, Surrey or Burnaby)

What is the test day schedule?

TimeSectionImportant to remember
8:00 AM to 8:15 AMArrivalArrive by 8:15 to allow enough time to complete registration.
8:15 AM to 8:45 AMRegistrationIf you arrive less than 15 minutes before the test, you will be considered absent from the test and will not receive a refund or transfer.
9:00 AM to 9:40 AMIELTS Listening TestYou will receive an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to your answer sheet. ILAC venues use speakers.
9:50 AM to 10:50 AMIELTS Reading TestWrite all answers directly on your answer sheet.
11:00 AM to 12:00 PMIELTS Writing TestWrite all answers directly on your answer sheet.
12:30 PM to late afternoonIELTS Speaking TestYou will have a face-to-face interview (11-14 mins) with an IELTS examiner. We will provide the exact time on test day.


Test Venue Addresses

Check your confirmation email for the name/location of your test venue.

    We will also send you a reminder email 2 days before your test which will include your venue address.

    What should I wear/bring on the day?


    1. Your approved ID document (passport or Canadian PR card). It must be a valid, original, physical document. Find out more about accepted ID documents here. Without your ID, you cannot take the test and will not be offered a transfer or refund.
    2. Water in a clear, colourless bottle. Remove all labels.
    3. If you are 17 years old or younger on test day, bring your Minor Consent Form. This must be signed by a parent or guardian. You don't need this form if you are 18 or older.

    You do not need to bring any pencils, paper, or other equipment. We will provide everything you need. However, if you want to, you can bring 2 non-mechanical pencils (at least HB) and an eraser with cardboard removed.

    Other things to note: 

    • Do not wear perfume/cologne. You may be asked to leave the test if overpowering scents affect other candidates.
    • Leave valuables at home. You can leave belongings like bags and coats outside of the test room. However, please leave anything valuable at home as there may not be a lockable place to put it. We do not accept any responsibility for any lost personal items.

    How can I prepare for the test?

    Check out our Preparation article for more information about finding practice questions, mock tests, ILAC preparation classes and more.

    When and how will I get the results?

    Your results will be available 13 days after your test.

    Preview your scores online: When your results are released, you can preview them online here. 

    Test Report Form: You will receive an official paper version of your results (Test Report Form) by mail unless you request to pick it up from our Vancouver head office in advance.

    Your Mailing Address: You must provide your correct and full mailing address when you register for your test. We will send your results to this address. An incorrect address will cause significant delays and additional fees.

    If you change your mailing address after your results are released, click here to order a new copy to a different address.

    Find out more about receiving your results here. 

    How can I send my results to an institution?

    We can send your results to universities, colleges and some private companies. However, we can't submit the results to IRCC. Find out more here.

    Useful links

    Enquiry on Results: If you are not satisfied with your scores, you can request a remark on any section. Find out more here. 

    Extra TRF copies: You will receive a free personal copy of your Test Report Form (TRF) when you take the test. If you lose or damage this, you can request a new copy. The fee is $30.00 per copy. Order extra copies here.

    Contact Information

    If you have any issues or questions, please contact our office at [email protected] or visit us in person.

    Head office location: B20 - 688 W Hastings St, Vancouver

    Office hours: 9:30am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday

    Can I cancel or change my test?

    Within 24 hours: Check the details of your registration carefully, including your test date, time, location, module (General or Academic) and your details. If anything is incorrect, email us immediately. For most changes, there is an $80.00 administrative fee.

    After 24 hours: Our usual policies apply. Find out more below.

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