IELTS Vancouver - ILAC | 2022 COVID-19 Policy

ILAC’s IELTS test centres remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to operate a reliable schedule of paper and computer tests.  We are closely monitoring all health, safety and travel updates from the BC Government.

Please find information below about ILAC Vancouver’s 2022 COVID-19 policy for IELTS test centres.

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COVID-19 Transfer Policy

If you are unable to take your test due to COVID-19 symptoms or possible contact with someone who has tested positive, you are eligible for one (1) test date transfer.  No evidence is required.

Please contact us as soon as possible, and no later than 5 days after your test date.  Test takers must submit all required forms and information by this deadline.  Failure to include required documentation may result in your request being denied.

Test takers must transfer to an available date.  Test credit or refunds are not available.  Note that the standard transfer fee applies to all requests ($80).

This policy in effect from January 1, 2022 and will be updated to reflect new changes.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status

To comply with the latest public health and workplace safety measures announced by the British Columbia government, all IELTS test takers are now required to show proof of vaccination when visiting ILAC testing centres.

Starting from Monday, December 20, 2021, test takers must show evidence of being fully vaccinated* on arrival, with one of the following photo identification documents:

  • passport
  • permanent resident (PR) card
  • Refugee Protection Claimant Document (RPCD)
Note: test takers must bring the original ID document; photocopies and electronic versions are not accepted.

*You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received:

  • the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines (two doses of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, including COVISHIELD) in any combination or one dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada
  • three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada
  • your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated

Find out what vaccines are authorized by Health Canada.  Please email us if you have any questions.

This policy in effect from December 20, 2021 and will be updated to reflect new changes.

3 thoughts on “IELTS Vancouver – ILAC | 2022 COVID-19 Policy”

    1. IELTS Vancouver

      Drivers licences are not an accepted form of ID for IELTS in Canada. IELTS requires a federal form of photo ID that has an expiry date. Currently, IELTS in Canada can only accept PR cards or passports.

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