All IELTS exams must be booked online and in advance. Before you apply, make sure you have a quality scan of your valid passport or PR card and your credit or debit card ready.

Please read this page and our FAQs carefully before booking and paying for your test.

Step 1: Choose the type of test

Decide if you need a General or Academic Test.  Check with the organization you are applying to about which test you need.

  • IELTS Academic Exam: For people who want to study or train in higher education institutions or for professional registration.
  • IELTS General Training Exam: For people who want to immigrate to Canada.

We offer the paper-based test at all our locations except Downtown Vancouver (688 West Hastings St). We offer both the paper-based and computer-delivered test at this location. 

Step 2: Choose your test location and date

Find the most convenient location for you. We have tests available across British Columbia and Yukon. See all locations.

For information about IELTS testing in Ontario, visit

  • Vancouver Downtown, BC
  • Vancouver Waterfront, BC
  • Vancouver West Broadway, BC
  • Terrace, BC
  • Surrey, BC
  • Burnaby, BC
  • North Vancouver, BC
  • Kelowna, BC
  • Prince George, BC
  • Fort St John, BC
  • Whitehorse, Yukon

Tests are offered 5 days a week, depending on the type and location. 

Step 3: Book your test

Create your profile and complete the application process. You must enter your information exactly as it appears on your ID document. Upload a high quality colour scan of either your current valid passport or your Permanent Resident (PR) Card. Follow these instructions to upload your ID document.

Booking speaking tests

For the computer-delivered testselect an available speaking test slot at booking. Your interview will take place before or after your computer test on the same day. 

For the paper-based test, your speaking test time will be provided to you on the day of your test. You will be notified in advance only if your speaking interview is scheduled for a different day. 

Step 4: Pay for your test

Prices vary depending on the location of your test.

Computer-delivered test fee $325 (only at 688 West Hastings)

LocationTest Fee
Metro Vancouver$325
Prince George$370
Fort St. John$380

Pay online by credit or debit card.

Payment is required immediately or within 48 hours of booking. If we do not receive full payment within this time, your booking will be released and you will need to re-book your place. 

Read our cancellation and refund policy carefully before paying for your test.

Step 5: Check your confirmation and prepare

You will receive an automated confirmation and receipt immediately after you register and pay. Please check to ensure it is correct. If any details are incorrect or you have chosen the wrong type of test, you must contact the ILAC IELTS test centre immediately at:

Changes to your test date, test location or test type are subject to availability and a fee. Any requests to change your test must be made at least 5 weeks before your test date (for paper-based tests) or 14 days before your test date (for computer-delivered tests). Changes to your Paper-based test must be made at least 5 weeks before your test date. Changes to your Computer-delivered test must be done at least 7 days before your test.  Changes to your computer-delivered test must be done at least 7 days before your test and are subject to a fee. Read more about transfers and cancellations.

For Paper-based tests, you will receive a personalized confirmation within two business days with further information about your test day. Please email us at: if you do not receive this.

For Computer-delivered tests, you will receive a custom speaking test confirmation shortly before your test date.  Please email us at: if you do not receive this.

Step 6: Get ready for your exam

To pass the IELTS exam, you need to demonstrate a high level of English in speaking, reading, writing and listening. Preparing for the exam by taking a course or doing practice tests is highly recommended. ILAC offers part-time, full-time and virtual IELTS preparation courses to prepare you for each section of the exam and give you the confidence to succeed.

Are you ready?
Speak to an ILAC IELTS advisor to help you plan your test.

ILAC IELTS Vancouver
ILAC IELTS Vancouver Test Centre continues to operate as an essential service. We continue to offer both the paper-based and the computer-delivered IELTS testing.