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Study in Canada with IELTS
Just like you, people choose IELTS to support their study ambitions in Canada. There are numerous reasons for choosing IELTS for study in Canada, including:
11,000 organizations globally accept IELTS, including 785 in Canada alone.
IELTS results can be used to apply and obtain a Canadian study visa.
All major Canadian universities, colleges, vocational schools, high schools, training academies and other tertiary institutions accept IELTS results as proof of English language proficiency.
To help you gain entry to the school and program of your choice, we make preparing for IELTS as easy as possible. Access our free practice materials and start your Canadian education journey today!
Book your IELTS test for study in Canada
Find out which universities accept IELTS in Canada
What is the required IELTS score for studying in Canada?
Most universities, colleges, and other academic institutions have different requirements when it comes to IELTS scores. To learn what scores you need you can check with the institution you’re interested in directly.
Another option is to book a session with an IDP education counsellor. IDP Counsellors are extremely knowledgeable about the Canadian education landscape. Not only can they help you to verify the scores you’ll need to get accepted to the school and program of your choice, but they can also help you prepare a high-quality application. IDP education counsellors have helped over half a million students get accepted to their top choice schools and programs, will you be next?
Study in Canada
Are you looking to stay in Canada by enrolling in one of Canada’s many educational institutions? A Canadian Student Visa is your starting point. Generally, you can apply for a student visa by enrolling in:
What can you do on a Student Visa?
Study and Work in Canada
As a study permit holder, you must be enrolled at a designated learning institution.
You must show that you’re actively pursuing your studies by:
being enrolled full-time or part-time during each academic semester (excluding regularly scheduled breaks)
making progress towards completing your program’s courses, and not taking authorized leaves longer than 150 days from your study program
You must let the government know any time you change post-secondary schools
end your studies if you no longer meet the requirements of being a student, and
leave Canada when your permit expires
You must also follow the other specific conditions listed on your study permit, which could include:
the level of studies you can attend
if you’re allowed to work as a student in Canada, including:
if you can work on or off-campus, and
if you can complete a co-op work term or internship
if you need to report for medical procedures
if you’re allowed to travel within Canada, and
the date you must stop studying.
What makes Canada a top study destination for international students?
Canada's university system ranks in the top 25 in the world. Three Canadian universities feature in the top 100 worldwide. This makes Canada a good choice for students wanting to study abroad.
Canada has a strong economy and a high standard of living. So it’s not surprising that Canada has multiple cities in the top 10 on the most liveable cities list. This makes it one of the most popular international study destinations in the world.
Canada hosts more than 250,000 international students and has experienced a huge increase in interest from overseas students in recent years.
IELTS for work
Many of the fields that accept the IELTS test represent health professions. This would include the nursing, medicine and pharmacy industries where English language skills are crucial.
Other professional sectors that require IELTS scores may include engineering, accounting, veterinary medicine and law.
Many other employers from industries such as construction, finance, energy, government, aviation and tourism also require IELTS scores.