Language test centres
English is the official language of Alberta. You need English to handle everyday situations such as shopping, banking, and talking to your doctor or to your child’s teacher. Being fluent in English will also help you to get a job, make friends and settle into your new life in Alberta.
A language assessment can help you determine your current level of English language proficiency and tell you how well you speak, read and write in English. You can take language assessment tests at:
- In Edmonton: Language Assessment, Referral, and Counselling Centre (LARCC)
- In Calgary: Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment – Referral Centre (ILVARC)
English language training can help you improve your English language skills. There are different types of English language training available. Once you have your English language skills assessed, find out what training will best help you meet your needs.
If you want to become a permanent resident
If you want to become a permanent resident under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), you need to be able to read, write and speak English well.
For some categories under the AINP, you must submit official test results showing that you meet minimum language standards. Your test results cannot be more than two years old at the time of application.
If you do not have test results or your test results are more than two years old and you intend to apply to the AINP, you should arrange to take a language test as soon as possible. You must provide test results from one of the following:
- CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) General Test (English)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) General Test (English)
- TEF (Test d’Évaluation de Français) (French)
Use the following link to find dates and locations to take the CELPIP General Test in Alberta, and to register to take the test:
Use the following links to find dates and locations to take the IELTS General Test in Alberta, and to register to take the test:
- IELTS Testing Centres - lists all test sittings in Alberta.
Use the following links to find dates and locations to take the TEF in Alberta, and to register to take the test:
Date Updated: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:38:33