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Canada has become the dream destination for students across the world. It has a large number of Universities with some of its Universities continuously ranking among top 100.

But, students who are non-native speakers of English find it difficult to qualify in English language proficiency tests which is critical in procuring a visa. The good news is that Canada is flexible. Yes, it has a variety of options for students to prove their English proficiency and does not depend only on IELTS

Can I go to Canada without IELTS?

Yes, you can. But you will have to show proof of your English proficiency.

How to procure a Canada study visa without IELTS?

Canada offers many alternatives to IELTS. So it is easy to procure a Canada student visa without IELTS.

The various alternatives are :

  • If not IELTS, the following tests serve as proof of English proficiency:
Name of the test What does it stand for? 
TOEFL  Test of English as a foreign language
CanTest Canadian test of English for Scholars and Trainees 
CAEL Canadian Academic English language
PTE  Pearson English language test 
ELP English Language Program

 

 

  • Pathway programs:

 

Pathway programs are designed for international students who want to study abroad. They have to take English as a second language (ESL) course along with their courses that will count as credits toward their degree. These programs are for a period of 1 year to 15 months. Students who complete the program with good English language scores and GPA will be taken into the affiliate school.

 

  • English proficiency letter:

 

This letter should be issued from the institute where you have completed your studies with English as medium of instruction. This is a valid proof.

 

  • Exemption based on Nationalities:

 

Certain Nationalities are exempted from English proficiency tests. 

  • Natives of English speaking countries are exempted from English language proficiency tests.
  • If proof is produced for having studied in an English medium school for the last four years, then he/she is exempted from IELTS.
  • If the candidate has attended the university’s language school for a semester or for a year, he/she is exempted from IELTS.

How to gain Canada PR without IELTS?

Those who wish to apply for citizenship between the ages of 18-54 must provide proof of their knowledge of one of Canada’s official languages along with application submission. The minimum language abilities to be met are:

  • Ability to take part in day-to-day conversations
  • Ability to use basic grammar, simple structures and tenses while communicating
  • Ability to use appropriate vocabulary. 

You must show proof of your listening and speaking skills only. Writing skills are not required. The following are considered as valid proofs:

  • Results of IRCC approved third-party language test, showing CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks)  level 4 or higher in listening and speaking.
  • Diploma or transcripts serving as proof of  secondary or post-secondary education in English in Canada or abroad
  • Results from a government-funded language course showing CLB 4 or higher

Is IELTS required for Canada Universities?

No, not all of them demand IELTS. Given below are the Universities and colleges in Canada without IELTS requirements:

  • University of Winnipeg
  • Brock University
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Cambrian College
  • Concordia University
  • University of Regina
  • Carleton University
  • Seneca College, Toronto
  • Okanagan College

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