Average IELTS Scores for the Best Universities in Canada

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Minimum IELTS Score for Canada Universities: The article provides the minimum IELTS band scores for Canadian Universities. Overall IELTS bands for Canada Universities, along with section-wise bands are provided.

Average IELTS Score for Canada Universities

All Canadian Universities expect international students from non-English-speaking countries to have a good understanding of English. The medium of education delivery is English and it is important for the students to be able to cope with the curriculum. For this reason, English language proficiency exams such as TOEFL and IELTS are compulsory for Indian students (some exceptions can be there). A good IELTS score will improve your resume and will also help you in getting a PR.

The minimum IELTS score for Canadian universities varies as per the requirements of the universities. The table below will help you gain knowledge about the average IELTS scores that are required at top universities in Canada. We have provided the average overall IELTS scores and the individual scores for ListeningReadingWriting, and Speaking sections.

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Colleges and University

Overall IELTS Score

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Athabasca University

6

 

Acadia University

6.5

6

6

6

6

Algoma University

6

6

6

6

6

Bishop’s University

6.5

 

Brandon University

6.5

6

6

6

6

Brescia University College

6.5

6

6

6

6

Capilano University

6.5

6

6

6

6

Campion College

6.5

6

6

6

6

Camosun College

6

6

6

6

6

(⁎) Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

6

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

(⁎) Canadian National Institute of Health

7.5

 

Charles Sturt University

6

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

College of New Caledonia

6

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

(⁎) Concordia University

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology

6

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

Canadian Mennonite University

6.5

 

Cape Breton University

6.5

6

6

6

6

Carleton University

6.5

6

6

6

6

Dalhousie University

6.5

6

6

6

6

Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology

6.5

6

6

6

6

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

6.5

6

6

6

6

(⁎) Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology

6.5

 

George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology

6.5

6

6

6

6

Grant MacEwan University

6.5

6

5.5

5.5

7

Huron University College

6.5

6

6

6

6

HEC Montréal

7

 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

6.5

6

6

6

6

King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario

6.5

6

6

6

6

Lakehead University

6.5

6

6

6

6

Luther College

6.5

 

Laurentian University

6.5

6

6

6

6

MacEwan University

6.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

McMaster University

6.5

6

6

6

6

McGill University

6.5

 

Mount Royal University

6.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

Memorial University

6.5

6

6

6.5

6.5

Mount Saint Vincent University

7

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

Mount Allison University

6.5

6

6

6

6

(⁎) Niagara College

6.5

6

6

6

6

Nipissing University

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

(⁎) NSCAD University

7

6

6

6

6

Ontario College of Art and Design

6.5

6

6

6

6

OCAD University

6.5

6

6

6

6

Oxford College

6

 

Redeemer University College

6.5

 

Royal Roads University

6.5

6

6

6.5

6.5

Ryerson University

6.5

 

 

 

 

Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology

6.5

Simon Fraser University

7

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

St. Francis Xavier University

6.5

6

6

6

6

St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology

6

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

St. Thomas University

6.5

 

St. Mary’s University

6.5

6

6

6

6

St. Thomas More College

6.5

 

The University of British Columbia

6.5

6

6

6

6

The Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences

6

 

King’s University College

6.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

Trent University

6.5

6

6

6

6

(⁎) Thompson Rivers University

6.5

6

6

6

6

Trinity Western University

6.5

 

6

 

University of Alberta

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of Lethbridge

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of Guelph

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of New Brunswick

6.5

 

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of St. Michael’s College

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of Trinity College

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of Sudbury

6.5

 

University of Manitoba

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of Northern British Columbia

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of Ottawa

6.5

 

6.5

 

University of Saskatchewan

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of Western Ontario

6.5

6

6

6

6

(⁎) University of Prince Edward Island

6.5

6.5

6.5

7

6.5

University of Regina

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of the Fraser Valley

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of Victoria

7

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

University of Toronto

6.5

6

6

6

6

University of Winnipeg

6.5

 

University of Windsor

6.5

Vancouver Island University

6.5

6

6

6

6

Wilfrid Laurier University

6.5

6

6

6

6

York University

6.5

 

Note: Universities and Colleges with (⁎) in front of their names have different IELTS score requirements for different courses.

FAQs

Q. Why should I appear for an IELTS exam?

A. Countries such as Canada, the UK, the USA, etc., where English is the primary language, require international students to hold an IELTS score if they wish to get employed, study or migrate there. The exam will score your performance on a scale of 1 to 9 and will test your reading, speaking, listening, and writing ability in English. Over 11,000 employers, colleges, universities, and immigration bodies recognise this test.

Q. How much IELTS score is considered a good score?

A. It is always good to score high in the IELTS exam as the competition is stiff. Each university/institution will have a different IELTS score preference which you will have to meet in order to get admission. Langauge experts from countries such as the UK, the USA, Canada, etc., design the questions for this test.  

Q. Should I take IELTS on a computer or paper?

A. The advantage that the online IELTS has over the paper-based one is that more dates are available to appear for the same. Also, those attempting the test can select their own preferred time to appear for the same and the results will also be obtained in 3-5 days. For both the modes of the test, the content, structure of test and timing remain the same.  

Q. What are the types of IELTS tests?

A. The two types of IELTS include IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. While the former can be attempted both online, at a test venue or home or other location as well in as paper-based mode, the latter can only be attempted at a centre on computer or paper. The listening and speaking sections are the same for both types of tests, whereas the reading and writing sections will be different.  

Q. Can I re-take a specific module of the test if I score less in it?

A. Earlier, if a test taker was unable to get the targeted score in any module of IELTS then he/she was required to appear for the entire exam again. But as per a recent update, a 'One Skill Retake' provision will be provided where test takers will be allowed to appear only for the module in which they scored less.
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Bikram Bhusal

8 months ago

Is PTE overall band 58 okay for student visa for australia

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Muskan

a year ago

Sir I have got overall 6 but 5.5 in reading and listening which University is better

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

9 months ago

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priya bhardwaj

a year ago

Hi sir... I got overall 6.5 bands L-7.5, R and S -6 but W-5.5.. i want to study related with nursing.. Can i apply for any nursing coures

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

9 months ago

Hello Priya. Do get in touch with our Shiksha Study Abroad Counsellors for assistance with university admissions here: https://www.shiksha.com/studyabroad/apply

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Ankit

a year ago

Same here

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Mazen Ahmed

a year ago

Hi Sir, i got L:6.5 R:6 W:5.5 S:6.5 and over all got 6 , so which college could accept me for project management course?

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Aprant Agarwal

a year ago

Hi Mazen. The above article provides the IELTS requirements for various colleges. You can check this list once again. Additionally, you can refer to this link: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/canada/certificate-diploma-in-project-management-courses-sl

Sir I got lis-6 R- 6 w-5.5 S-5.5 overall-6 so I am eligible for Canadian visa as I am a sales engineer by profession

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Aprant Agarwal

a year ago

Hello Virbhadra. In case if you want to apply to Canadian Universities, the IELTS cut-offs have been mentioned above. Here is a link to the Canada Student Visa Guide: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/canada-student-visa-guide-applycontent5772 If you are looking for a PR, you need to understand how

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