Is there IELTS in Edmonton?

Edmonton has multiple locations that offer IELTS. You may need IELTS for a college or university, or you may need IELTS for a job application. Locations in the Edmonton area have testing sessions all year round. The wide recognition and acceptance of IELTS make it ideal as an English proficiency test in Canada.

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You can learn more about registration for IELTS in Edmonton below.

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How does registering for IELTS work?

You need to ask one question: Which version of IELTS do I need?

There are two versions of the IELTS exam. The General Training version is for employers and for immigration to an English speaking country. The Academic version is for university or college admission. For both versions of IELTS, you can either register at a test centre, or you can register online.

Registering via a website

A list of certified IELTS centres in Edmonton can be found below. Click on the desired link. Then complete the online form that appears on the website. You must have proof of identity, and you are required to upload a JPEG, GIF or PNG file of your ID. The file must be less than 1.5 MB. A valid government ID is needed for the registration process. Usually, test candidates will use a passport or a Canadian Permanent Resident Card (PRC). The uploaded files must be clear and show your photograph, the ID’s number and your signature.

Pay with a credit or debit card, but check what the test centre accepts as payment. Edmonton test centres have a first come, first serve system. They do not hold seats for preferred patrons. You are expected to pay any fee within 24 hours of your registering online.

Registering at a location in person

Registration in person is the same basic process as with online registration; however, you complete a paper form, and you need to hand in a photocopy your ID. You can go to a test centre and complete the form. This will be faster than using the mail. Mark the test date that you prefer on the form. Also, you must mark an alternative date in case your first choice is full. The dates are on the form.

There is no limit to the number of times that a person can register for the IELTS test. You can take it in any city you want.

Here is a list of cities where you can sit for the IELTS test in Canada:

How will I find out what my IELTS results are?

You will receive your Test Report Form (TRF). This is the official document that shows your test results. The TRF is released on the 13th day after you sit for the IELTS test.

Check the Test Date and Results Chart for the best test dates that will allow sufficient time for you to meet any deadlines set by a college or university. If an employer requires your results, then you can simply tell the employer how long it will take to receive your TRF.

Where are the IELTS test centres in Edmonton?

The locations below provide IELTS testing in Edmonton. Click on the links for more information, details of times, dates, fees and directions to the locations:

  • ETC West, Edmonton, Canada

Email: [email protected]


  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Edmonton, Canada

Email: [email protected]


  • Global Village – Edmonton, Canada

Email: [email protected]


  • IDP Education Edmonton -Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Canada

Email: [email protected]


What do I need to take with me on test day?

You must identify yourself before you can take the test. Use the same official government identification that you used to register. Don’t try to use a different ID as you will be refused permission to take the test. You would be unlikely to get a refund.

You should bring something to write with such as a pen or pencil. Pencils are ideal to fill-in the score sheets for the listening and reading sections. Pencil can be erased; it works well for the writing section as well. An eraser is useful to have as well.

Tips and information on IELTS?

Get to know the test format. Familiarity with the format improves confidence and that will lead to a better score. Use the abundant online materials. You can buy or borrow a book of practice tests. Additionally, find a good IELTS preparation course. Using a private tutor for individual lessons can be effective; however it is expensive.

Learn how to manage your time effectively. Time management is crucial to success. Make a study schedule and stick to it. Moreover, write clear and achievable objectives. If you don’t plan, you are much less likely to succeed on IELTS.

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