TOEFL is mostly used to get into American schools while IELTS is accepted by many schools in the United Kingdom. What is TOEFL and IELTS? TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS ((International English Language Testing System) are tests designed to determine the speaking, reading and listening skills of the student in the English language.
Many universities in Canada do not require TOEFL/IELTS for admission. Essentially, students who have lived and attended school, for at least four years, in a country where English is the acknowledged primary language do not need to submit additional proof of proficiency. International students are usually required to have well above-average academic records, SAT/GRE scores and other university-specific requirements appropriate to the program they wish to pursue.
Below is a list of universities that do not have a mandatory TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
- Brock University
- Carleton University
- University of Winnipeg
- University of Regina, Memorial University, Concordia University.
Canadian universities realize that students who have completed their degrees from a recognized educational institution and have received their instructions in English often show a good degree of English knowledge – be it reading, writing or speaking skills. Hence, they felt it made sense to do away with the requirement of an English language proficiency test like the IELTS that has a minimum score requirement of 6.0, to make it easy for students to apply for higher education in Canada.