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Top 15 Universities in Canada which accepts IELTS Score 6
Top 15 Universities in Canada which accepts IELTS Score 6

Top 15 Universities in Canada which accepts IELTS Score 6

Your IELTS score is one of the crucial metrics Canadian universities consider in your application. An ideal score would be a band of 7.5 or higher, but many international students find this target hard to reach, which can hamper their chances of admission.

So, to help you, we have put together a list of the top fifteen universities in Canada which accept an IELTS score of band 6. Bear in mind, you will also be provided with the section-wise minimum scores.

So did your IELTS not go well enough? Then read on:

FYI, this list is in no particular order.

1. Camosun College

Camosun College

Section-wise scores

Reading: 5.5

Writing: 5.5

Speaking: 5.5

Listening: 5.5

General: 6.0

Founded in 1971, Camosun College is located in Victoria, British Columbia, and has a student population of around 19,000, with 2100 international students from more than 80 countries. They have in total seven schools, including but not limited to Arts and Science, Business, Health and Human Services, among others, with 160+ academic programs.

2. Concordia University

Concordia University

Section-wise scores

Reading: 5.5
Writing: 5.5
Speaking: 5.5
Listening: 5.5
General: 6.0

Established in 1974, Concordia University is an English-Language institution located in the heart of Montreal. It is one of the top universities in Quebec.

The university has multiple faculties, including Arts and Science, Fine Arts, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, and a Centre for Continuing Education. This university has a student population of nearly 48,000, making it pretty sought after. Their John Molson School of Business has been consistently ranked among the top ten business schools in Canada.

3. Durham College

Durham College

Section-wise scores

Reading: 5.5
Writing: 5.5
Speaking: 5.5
Listening: 5.5
General: 6.0

Founded in 1967, Durham College is located in – you guessed it – Durham, Ontario. It offers a wide range of courses in fields ranging from art and media to skilled trade and engineering. More than 13,000 students are studying at Durham, with more than 2,000 being international students from over 60 countries.

4. HEC Montreal

HEC Montreal

Section-wise scores

Reading: 6
Writing: 6
Speaking: 6
Listening: 6
General: 6.0

Founded in 1907, HEC Montreal was the first business and management institute in Canada. It is a constituent school of Université de Montréal. It is accredited by the Association of MBAs(AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB). They offer a range of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various areas of business and management.

The school has a diverse set of students, numbering around 14,356. These include over 4,100 international students from nearly 151 countries.

5. Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Section-wise scores

Reading: 6
Writing: 6
Speaking: 6
Listening: 6
General: 6.0

Founded in 1981, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a public university located in Surrey, British Columbia. They currently have 20,000 students enrolled. The university offers programs in over 120 academic disciplines. These include several vocational programs for skilled technicians, such as those in engineering and nursing.

The university was appointed as a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) on October 24, 2008. It is Canada’s only polytechnic university.

6. Niagara College

Niagara College

Section-wise scores 

Reading: 5
Writing: 5
Speaking: 5
Listening: 5
General: 6.0

Niagara College was founded in 1967, in Welland, Ontario. They were established with the sole purpose of providing more career opportunities to the students. As Canada started receiving an influx of tourists, they started training students for jobs in the tourism industry when they began the Tourism Industry Development Center(TIDC). They were the first Canadian college to teach brewery and winery courses. They have three campuses: the Welland campus, the Niagara-on-the-lake campus, and the Taif campus(in Saudi Arabia).

7. Nipissing University

Nipissing University

Section-wise scores

Reading: 6
Writing: 6
Speaking: 6
Listening: 6
General: 6.0

Founded in 1967, Nipissing University is located in North Bat, Ontario. It is known for its small class sizes, a great staff, and providing a lot of research opportunities to the students. The university is famous for its eminence in the areas of art, science, and teacher education. They also offer undergraduate programs in areas including but not limited to, biology, classical studies, and economics. They also provide professional courses in business, commerce, and criminal justice.

8. University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge

Section-wise scores

Reading: 6
Writing: 6
Speaking: 6
Listening: 6
General: 6.0

The University of Lethbridge is an open research university founded in 1967, in Lethbridge, Alberta. It is associated with the International Association of Universities. The university focuses on liberal education, interdisciplinary programs, and experiential learning. They offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, with around 9,000 students enrolled. The university comprises four faculties and three schools. They are:

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Faculty of Health Science
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Liberal Education
  • School of Business

Some notable alumni are: Taylor Kitsch(actor and model), Austin Mardon(author) and Gavin Williams(actor and writer).

9. Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University

Section-wise scores

Reading: 5.5
Writing: 5.5
Speaking: 5.5
Listening: 5.5
General: 6.0

Founded in 1969, Vancouver Island University is a public university situated in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s and diplomas in core areas of study including but not limited to: art, science and technology, health sciences, business and management, and education.

10. Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s University

Section-wise scores

Reading: 6

Writing: 6

Listening: 6

Speaking: 6

General: 6.0

Saint Mary’s University(SMU) was founded in 1802 as a boys’ school, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It became a college in 1841 and was granted university status in 1952. It is considered one of Canada’s oldest Universities. They offer a plethora of undergraduate, graduate, and online learning programs in several fields like engineering, computer science, finance, health, and film studies. Over 7,000 students – both full-time and part-time – are enrolled at Saint Mary’s. Out of them, 29% are international students from over 118 countries.

SMU has a vast alumni network, numbering around 50,000! Some notable alumni have made a name for themselves in various spheres of excellence. Mayann Francis – Nova Scotia’s 31st lieutenant governor – is an SMU graduate. So is renowned guitarist and record producer Brian Ahern, famous for winning the Lifetime Achievement Award for Producer at the Americana Music Association Awards.

11. Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University
studyco.com

Section-wise scores

Reading: 5.5

Writing: 5.5

Listening: 5.5

Speaking: 5.5

General: 6.0

The University is situated in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. It has both Australian and Canadian faculty and administrators. It offers around 400 programs. CSU is flexible as in  a prospective Canadian university student can opt to  study on campus in Australia, or study from home in Canada through Distance Education study mode.

12. Oxford College

Oxford College
oxfordedu.ca

Section-wise scores

Reading: 6

Writing: 6

Listening: 6

Speaking: 6

General: 6.0

It was founded in 2003 and is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It has campuses in six places namely Barrie, Burlington, Mississauga, Scarborough, Peterborough and Toronto. It has 22 diploma programs in healthcare, social services, technology, and business. It also provides assistance in career. It has good facilities. Some of them are:

fully equipped laboratories
public-facing dental and massage Clinics
real working ambulance

13. College of New Caledonia

College of New Caledonia
cnc.bc.ca

For qualifying in the Student Direct Stream

Section-wise scores

Reading: 6

Writing: 6

Listening: 6

Speaking: 6

General: 6.0

It has been functioning as B.C. Vocational School, since 1962 and became College of New Caledonia in 1969. The College region spans nearly 117,500 sq. km. and spreads over three regions namely Quesnel,  Prince George, and  Nechako Lakes. Prince George is the main campus. It has partnerships with other universities and credits are transferrable.

14. Niagara University in Ontario

Niagara University in Ontario
news.niagara.edu

Section-wise scores

Reading: 6

Writing: 6

Listening: 6

Speaking: 6

General: 6.0

The University has been in existence for more than 150 years. It is a Roman Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition  and is located in Vaughan, Canada. It provides assistance in career and has counselling services to help students cope up with issues related to emotional and mental stress. It also has a good alumni network.

15. The Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences

The Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences
canada247.info

Section-wise scores

Reading: 6

Writing: 6

Listening: 6

Speaking: 6

General: 6.0

It was founded in  November 2001 and is a division of the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene . It is located in the heart of Mississauga, Ontario. It provides education in the areas of dental hygiene, community health sciences and intra-oral dental assisting and specialises in restorative dental hygiene diploma . The faculty consists of health care professionals. It also has state-of -the-art laboratory facilities.

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