Welcome to IELTS, the International English Language Testing System. The Test Centre at UBC is conveniently located in the Continuing Studies Building at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Since 1989, IELTS has been proven and trusted worldwide to provide a secure, global, authentic and customer-focused test which measures true to life ability to communicate in English. Over 8,000 educational institutions, government agencies and professional organizations across 135 countries around the world recognize IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of communicate skills in English.
IELTS is designed to assess the language competence of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. In Canada, IELTS is used as a measure of English language proficiency for immigration, skilled worker applications, university entrance requirements, masters programs, and other professional designations. With over 2 million tests taken last year, IELTS is the world's most popular English proficiency test for higher education and global migration, and sets the standard for integrity, research and innovation.
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.