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IELTS Test Centre

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test developed by the world's leading experts in language assessment on four key English language skills listening, reading, writing, and speaking. It is designed to assess the language ability of people who aim to study and work in, immigrate to and integrate into an English-speaking environment. For more information about IELTS in Canada, visit the IELTS Canada website.

🎧 Headphones are available for the listening test.

Register for your IELTS test

Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre building at SAIT campus

If you have a SAIT student ID, follow the instruction below to process the payment and email the payment receipt to ielts@sait.ca.

Don't have a SAIT student ID? Email ielts@sait.ca with your full name, date of birth, and phone number. The payment instruction will email to you within 2 business days.

Step-by-step instructions (PDF)

Step one

  1. Sign in mySAIT with 9-digit SAIT student ID. Forgot your password? Contact the ITS Service Desk.
  2. Once you have signed in, navigate to the myStudent tab.
  3. Click Register for courses.
  4. Select Non-Credit 2021-2022 and click Continue.
  5. Type IELTS in the keyword search bar and click Search.
  6. Expand the Meeting Times tab to find an exam date.
  7. Click Add and Submit.

Step two

  1. Go back to the myStudent tab.
  2. Under Finance Information click Canadian Financial Institution.
  3. Click Make Payment (credit cards only).
  4. Click Current Account Balance and enter 309 then click Continue.
  5. Check the box "Check if address is outside of the United States".

*All credit card payments will be charged a 2.5% service fee. These service fees are non-refundable.

Upcoming test dates

IELTS is trusted by post-secondary institutions, governments, private corporations and accreditation bodies around the world. Check with the Recognizing Organization about entry requirements before taking the exam.

 

Date Delivery  Test Type Fee
Jan. 14 Computer (9 am) Academic, General Training $309
Jan. 21 Computer (9 am) Academic, General Training $309
Jan. 28 Computer (8:45 am) & Paper Academic, General Training $309
Feb. 4 Computer (8:45 am) & Paper Academic, General Training $309
Feb. 11 Computer (8:45 am) & Paper Academic, General Training $309
Feb. 25 Computer (8:45 am) & Paper Academic, General Training $309
March 4 Computer (9 am) Academic, General Training $309
March 11 Computer (8:45 am) & Paper Academic, General Training $309
March 25 Computer (8:45 am) & Paper Academic, General Training $309
April 1 Computer (8:45 am) & Paper Academic, General Training $309
April 15 Computer (9 am) Academic, General Training $309
April 29 Computer (8:45 am) & Paper Academic, General Training $309

Preparation

IELTS Prep App

Download free IELTS Prep App to get a comprehensive IELTS preparation experience.

Road to IELTS

If you complete IELTS registration, you will get below Road to IELTS preparation resource.

  • 9 videos giving advice and tutorials
  • 100 interactive activities
  • 2 practice tests for each of the 4 skills

Test day

Test location: Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre, SAIT Main Campus

Building address: Ross Rd NW, Calgary, AB

  • Click here and select Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre (K) for a virtual tour.

Important

  • 🎧 Headphones are available for the listening test.
  • You must bring the original valid ID (Passport, PR card or Refugee documents) that you used to book your IELTS test. If you do not have the original valid ID you registered with, you will not be able to write the test and you will lose your exam fee.
  • We have locked storage for your personal items during the testing. SAIT assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen items. Personal items are also checked-in before speaking tests.
  • We will supply pencils, erasers, sharpeners and tissues. Only clear water bottles are allowed in the test room (no labels or words).
  • Electronic devices (cell phones, watches, etc.), coats, hats or purses are not permitted in the test room.
  • Please don’t use excessive perfume/cologne as this might distract other test-takers in the test room.

Important Documents

Check your results

Computer-based results are released in 3 – 5 days, and paper-based results are released 13 days after the exam date.

You will receive an email notification with a link to view your scores online after the results are released.

To check your test results log in through the British Council portal.

  • Click Your tests & results tab
  • Click completed tab
  • Select exam date
  • Click results tab

Test report form

Test report forms (results) are delivered by Canada Post to test takers and institutions. If you would like to pick up the form in person, please email ielts@sait.ca before result is released. SAIT is not responsible for address errors. If Canada Post returns the form due to an address error, there is a $30 charge for each copy.

Test takers will receive only one hard copy of their test report form and can request up to 5 copies free of charge before results are released to send to recognized institutions. Each additional copy is $30 after the results are released. Institutions will only accept official Test Report Forms sent directly from the Testing Centre.

If you require an additional form for the purpose of immigration to Canada, please be aware that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only accepts IELTS results submitted by the applicant.

Test report forms are valid for 2 years after the test date.

Note: After both the payment and application forms are submitted, we will attempt to process your request within 2 business days.

Complete this form to request a copy and email it to ielts@sait.ca.

Request to have your IELTS test remarked

You may request a remark if you believe there is an error in your score.

You must request a remark within six weeks of your test date. You can request a remark for one or more parts (Reading, Writing, Listening or Speaking). The fees are the same: $180 (taxes included).

If you apply for a remark, your test will be remarked by a senior IELTS examiner who will not know your original band scores for each part of the test. Your reviewed results will be available within 2 to 21 days of applying for a remark.

If your result is changed to a higher band score, a new test report form (TRF) will be issued and the remarking fee ($180) will be refunded.

Note: After both the payment and application forms are submitted, we will attempt to process your request within 2 business days.

Complete this form to request a remark and email it to ielts@sait.ca.

Test day transfers and cancellation

Important: All transfer and cancellation requests must be made in writing. Please complete this request form and send it to ielts@sait.ca.

Transfers

  • Requests for a transfer more than 14 days before the test will incur a $30 administrative fee.
  • Requests for a transfer within 14 days but more than five days before the test will incur a $70 administrative fee.

Cancellation

  • Requests for a cancellation more than 14 days before the test will incur a $70 administrative fee.
  • Requests for a cancellation within 14 days but more than five days before the test will incur a $150 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations within three days of the test are ineligible for a refund.

Exceptional Circumstances

  • serious medical conditions which prevent you from attending or performing normally on test day; such conditions require supporting evidence of a medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner
  • evidence of bereavement, trauma, or other forms of significant hardship
  • military service.

Hours of operation 

Days Times
Monday - Friday  8:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Questions?

IELTS Centre

NN211, Senator Burns, SAIT Main Campus

403.774.4927 ielts@sait.ca

Monday - Friday | 8:30 am - 5 pm

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