Test Day Schedule
|8:00 AM – 8:45 AM||Registration|
|9:00 AM – 12:oo PM||Listening, Reading, and Writing Test|
- Doors close at 8:46 AM. Late arrivals after 8:46 AM will not be allowed to write the test. There will be no refund.
- There are no breaks during the morning test.
|12:40 PM – 6:00 PM||Speaking Test|
- You will find out your appointed speaking test time on test day.
- The speaking test will be approximately 15 minutes long.
- We ask all candidates to check-in 45 minutes before their speaking test time.
What to Expect on Test Day
Please arrive at the test centre between 8:00 AM and 8:45 AM with your passport or PR card (whichever you registered with). Upon arrival your passport or PR card ID will be checked and it will be checked again periodically throughout the day. The door closes at 8:45 AM. Any late arrivals after 8:45 AM will not be able to write the test.
We will check your coat and your personal belongings (including wallets, purses, cell phones, watches, dictionaries, laptops, cosmetics, etc.) shortly after arrival. All coats and personal belongings will be stored in a secure room; however we recommend you to leave your valuables at home. These items will be returned to you once you have completed the examinations.
Registration – Finger Scan and Photograph:
We will check your photo ID again, scan your finger, and take a photograph of you for registration and security measures. For more information on why we take your photo and finger scan, please read this pamphlet.
Going to your Test Room:
You will be appointed to the room you will be taking your test in. There are no breaks during the test so please use the washroom before you enter your test room. After you enter your test room, a staff person will show you to your desk where you will be seated. You will see your appointed Speaking Test time on your desk label.
Taking the Morning Test
The morning test is approximately 3 hours long. There will be a staff person in the room who will be guiding you through the procedures of the test. The order of the test is listening, reading, and then writing, all in one sitting.
After the Morning Test
After the test, you will be let out of the test room and you will be able to retrieve your coat and belongings. You may wait around in our waiting room or you may leave and come back 30 minutes before your speaking test starts. We advise all our test takers to arrive 30 minutes before their Speaking Test time.
Taking the Speaking Test
Please check in at registration 45 minutes before your Speaking Test time. We will check your coats and belongings and scan your finger again. You will be appointed a test room where you will take the Speaking Test. The Speaking Test is usually scheduled from 12:40 PM – 6:00 PM.
After the Speaking Test
You are free to pick up your belongings and leave. If you have to wait around for a ride, we welcome you in the lobby downstairs. The test results will be available for viewing and pickup 13 days after the test.
Absent on Test Day
If a candidate is absent on the day of the test, or if a candidate does not have their ID with them on the day of the test, the candidate will lose the full test fee and must re-apply.
Late Arrival on Test Day
If a candidate is late arriving on test day, that is if you arrive after 8:46 AM, the candidate will not be admitted. No refund is given to candidates who arrive late for their test.