How to prepare for success on your IELTS

Looking to immigrate or study in Canada? IELTS has a range of official practice materials, each one designed to help increase your understanding of the test and help you improve your overall performance.

If you are preparing for IELTS to support your Canadian immigration or study journey, you are probably wondering what practice materials will help you get your best score on test day.
The good news is that IELTS has a range of official practice materials, each one designed to help increase your understanding of the test and help you improve your overall performance.
Understanding the test format
A big part of getting ready for IELTS is understanding the test format and knowing what type of questions to expect. You also need to know what our expert examiners are looking for when they mark your responses.
A common mistake we see is people lacking understanding of the test marking criteria and going in underprepared. If you understand what to expect it will help you answer questions and maybe even decrease your nerves on test day.
Practice with free sample questions
Once you understand the format and know the score you need it’s time to practice with free official IELTS sample questions.
Engage with IELTS social channels to access useful resources
IELTS’ official Facebook and YouTube channels offer a range of examples and tips to help you to continue to improve your English language.
For test takers based in Canada
Recently, an announcement was made by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) of a new pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates who are actively contributing to Canada’s economy.
Since this announcement, demand for IELTS in Canada has increased significantly.
To meet this heightened demand, IELTS is working closely with test centers across Canada to add more test availabilities.
If you are in Canada and are looking to apply for the new permanent residence streams for essential workers and international graduates, please make sure to follow, our social media channels, and sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates!