IELTS Test Center | LaSalle College Vancouver

About the IELTS Test

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration.

IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play, in your new life abroad.

Global Recognition

IELTS is the world’s most popular, accepted and trusted English Language Testing system:

  • Over 3.5 million IELTS tests taken in the past year
  • Operates in over 140 countries and territories
  • Over 1,600 test centers and locations globally
  • Global recognition within over 10,000 organizations worldwide
  • IELTS on computer test results available in 3 - 5 days
  • IELTS on paper test results available in 13 days

Why take the IELTS Test at LaSalle College Vancouver?

  • A location central to both Vancouver and Burnaby right at the Renfrew Skytrain station
  • A testing location for both academic and general purposes
  • An intensive IELTS preparatory course at our sister language school Languages Across Borders: IELTS Test Preparation
  • You can take IELTS on computer tests or IELTS on paper tests
  • Multiple test dates to accommodate your schedule
  • A quick and simple application process


For study purposes

The Academic module assesses a test taker’s readiness to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level by testing the full range of formal language skills required for academic purposes. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programs and courses is based on the results of the Academic module. The Academic module is also suitable for professional purposes to provide a level of English proficiency to future employers.

General Training

For work or immigration purposes

The General module is for test takers who are going to English speaking countries to complete their secondary education, undertake work experience, training programs, or to qualify for immigration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States.


British Council is a proud co-owner of IELTS.