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Please click here for the official IELTS Candidate Information Booklet.

This information is for all locations.

You must bring your valid, original passport or Canada Permanent Resident Card. You should also bring pens, pencils (no mechanical pencils) and an eraser.


 

Meeting point (8:00 a.m. in Vancouver; 8:30 a.m. in Toronto)
– Meet outside the entrance to the building. (Please see address here).
– A member of staff will bring you to the test centre for registration. (Please do not use the intercom.)
– Please do not smoke in or near the building. This is a regulation of the building.


 

Registration (8:00 – 8:45 a.m. in Vancouver; 8:30 – 9:10 a.m. in Toronto)
– Use the washroom if necessary. (Please do this before starting registration.)
– Give the cloakroom staff all bags, electronic devices (including cell phones) and other valuable items.
– Failure to relinquish electronic items will result in immediate dismissal from the test.
– Identity Check: present your valid, original valid, original passport or Canada Permanent Resident Card. (No other form of identity verification is accepted.)
– Proceed to the camera and finger scan station. (If you have a head scarf or veil, you may be asked to remove this item in a separate room.)
– Proceed to the waiting room.
– Enter the test room when directed to do so.


 

Exit procedure and arrangements for lunch
– Once the written portion of the test has finished and the papers have been collected, you may leave the test room.
– Collect your possessions from the cloakroom.
– Confirm the time of your afternoon speaking test. (The schedule is published on your desk label.)
– You may leave the test centre at this point.
– There are various locations nearby where you can have lunch.


 

Speaking tests (12:50 – 5:30 p.m.)
– Return to the test centre at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time of your speaking test.
– Give the cloakroom staff all bags, electronic devices (including cell phones) and other valuable items.
– You will be asked to verify your identity (using your valid, original passport or Canada Permanent Resident Card) and scan your fingerprint.
– Enter the supervised waiting area.
– Your speaking examiner will collect you from the supervised waiting area and conduct the speaking test in a separate room.
– You may then collect your possessions from the cloakroom and leave the test centre.


 

Results
– Your results we will be available for pick-up at our centre from 9:00am-4:00pm 13 days after the test. You will need to have photo ID in order to collect your results. Toronto candidates results will not be available for pick up and can be received by post only.
– If you do not come and pick-up your results they will be mailed to the address you provided on your registration form.
– A results preview (not the certificate) will be available to view online 12 days after taking the test. (Instructions will be emailed accordingly.)


 

Notes regarding punctuality, stationery and possessions

– You will not be admitted into the test centre after 8:45 a.m. in Vancouver and 9:15 a.m. in Toronto.
– In Vancouver, the test (listening, reading and writing) is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and is scheduled to finish at 12:00 p.m.
– In Toronto, the test (listening, reading, and writing) is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and is scheduled to finish at 12:30 p.m.
– Please bring only pencils (no mechanical pencils), an eraser and pens. These items must be in a clear pencil case.
– Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted in the test room.
– Our cloakroom is secure and you must either use it or leave valuable items at home.
– Under no circumstances will Eurocentres Canada be responsible for lost or damaged items. You are encouraged to leave valuable items at home.
– Please bring drinks, such as water or juice, in a clear container.
– Reading glasses must be in a clear case.
– You are encouraged to use the washroom before registration.


 

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