Information for Test TakersWhat is IELTS?
What are the two versions (modules) of the IELTS test?
Which module should I do?
Can I take the IELTS test for my Immigration or Citizenship application?
What is the test format and how long will it take?
How can I prepare for the tests?
What are the testing locations that IELTS Victoria offer?
When can I take an IELTS test in Victoria or Nanaimo?
How much does it cost to take the test with IELTS Victoria?
How can I register for an IELTS test?
What kind of ID can I use to register?
What if I've sent my passport to the embassy/consulate to renew my visa?
What are the test day schedules for Victoria and Nanaimo testing locations?
When do I know my speaking test time?
Is it possible to take all of the components on the same day at IELTS Victoria?
How can I pay for my IELTS test?
Where can I get my receipt?
When will I receive my test results?
How many Test Report Forms (TRFs) am I entitled to?
What if I lose my Test Report Form (TRF)?
What can I do if I feel my test results are unjust?
Can I review my answers?
How soon can I re-sit the test?
What if am sick on the day of my test?
Can I cancel or transfer my test date?
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting one million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system. Visit the IELTS website
IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
Read the explanation of the Academic and General Training tests, then contact the organisation or institution to which you are applying to find out what it requires. Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the online application form.
Please refer to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.
IELTS has four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), Writing (60 minutes) and Speaking (11–14 minutes). The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests are done in one sitting. Check out the Information for Candidates Booklet for more information.
IELTS courses, classes, books, and free resource materials are available at IELTS Victoria.
Visit our Test Dates page to see when the next Academic and General Training modules are available.
The IELTS test fee for Victoria location is $309.00 CAD including taxes. The IELTS test fee for Nanaimo location is $329.00 CAD including taxes.
You can register online or in person at #200 - 1290 Broad St., Victoria, BC V8W 2A5.
You can use a valid Passport or a Permanent Resident (PR) card only. Your ID should show a photo, a number, a signature, full name in English and date of birth.
You need your original valid passport on the day of the test. You WILL NOT be allowed to write the exam if you do not have your passport on the day of the test. There are no exceptions. Please do not register for the test if you do not have your passport. If you have sent it to the embassy/consulate, you will need to contact them and get it back prior to the test day.
Test Day Schedule
Test Day Schedule
1:00 - 5:40pm
8:30 - 9:15 am
|Written Test Check-in||Written Test Check-in|
|9:30 am||Test Begins||Test Begins|
|9:30 - 1:00 pm||Listening, Reading & Writing||Listening, Reading & Writing|
|1:30 - 5:00 pm||Speaking Interviews upon request||Speaking Interviews|
Candidates will receive confirmation details and speaking times by email about 2-3 days before the assigned test date. Please ensure that firstname.lastname@example.org is on your safe list so the confirmation will not go to your spam/junk mailbox.
Yes. Saturday Speaking Interviews at our Victoria testing location are available upon request. The listening, reading and writing modules take place in the morning on Saturday, and the speaking module takes place in the afternoon same day. All portions of the test are done on the same day at the Nanaimo test venue.
Payment for the IELTS test can be made online by Credit card, Debit-VISA card, or Debit cards from BMO, Scotia, TD, and RBC bank. Visiting the centre in person. Cash, money order (payable to Global Village Victoria), credit or debit card are accepted at the Centre.
Electronic receipt is available by logging to your application. Click on details of the specific test date you’ve taken with us. Receipt is in Step 6 “Payment Summary”.
Your Test Report Form (TRF) will be mailed to you 13 days after your test date. You can also pick-up your TRF in person at our Victoria test centre on the 13th day of your test between 12:00pm and 3:00pm. If you choose to pick up your results, you must bring the ID (passport or PR Card) that you used on the test day - no substitutions will be accepted. Keep your TRF in a secure place as you only receive one copy.
You will only receive one copy of your TRF, unless you are applying to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), or United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) – in this case, you can receive two. Up to five (5) copies of your TRF will be posted to the relevant institution(s) you have listed on your IELTS application form. Regular postage is free of charge. Charges for courier services and/or overseas postage will be passed onto you. Additional TRFs beyond these five can be requested at Global Village Victoria IELTS Centre.
Candidates will receive only one TRF. Copies cannot be sent to candidates but IELTS Victoria will forward a Test Report Form to your relevant institution or embassy. Each additional copy will incur a $25 charge.
You can apply for an 'Enquiry on Results' procedure within six weeks of the test date. Note that IELTS Examiners and markers follow strict assessment guidelines and are regularly monitored. The IELTS testing process has the highest quality control procedures.
Test takers are not permitted to view their answer sheets or writing test answer booklet after the test has been completed.
There is no limit on sitting the test. However, IELTS recommends you do additional study before taking the test again. We offer IELTS Preparatory Courses and Language Classes to help you improving your IELTS score.
You need to fill out the refund/transfer form link page 2. A doctor needs to fill out the refund/transfer form link page 3. Submit both pages with a note from your doctor on official letterhead stating that you were unable to sit the test on your test date. You have five days from the date of your test to get your documents to us.