Are there any good 5.5 band colleges in Canada? And what about the study visa requirements, can I go to Canada without IELTS?
Well, we can’t tell you how many times we have heard all these questions and now with Canada’s new visa regulations in place, we finally have answers that wouldn’t disappoint you. What are they? Let’s find out!
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Can I go to Canada without IELTS?
Until very recently you needed a minimum of 5.5 in each section and an overall IELTS score of 6.0 to qualify for Canada’s study permit requirements but not anymore. Thanks to Canada’s new visa regulations you can apply for a study visa without an IELTS score. Isn’t that great news?
Although you do need proof of acceptance from a Canadian University but if you are applying for a study permit you would have that anyway. So if you have scored 5.5 on IELTS you don’t need to worry about meeting study permit IELTS requirements anymore. Let us now tackle the next obvious question, shall we?
List of IELTS 5.5 Band Colleges in Canada
Yes, there are 5.5 band colleges in Canada and yes they are just as good. If these universities don’t already require an IELTS score of 5.5, there are other equivalent English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements that most Indian applicants easily qualify for. Further, you can also reach out to the university through email for more information.
Given below is the list of IELTS 5.5 band colleges in Canada with their other ELP requirements:
IELTS 5.5 Band Colleges in Canada
|Charles Sturt University||Evidence of having completed sufficient standard of study in English or IELTS 6.0|
|Brock University||Minimum 3 years of full-time (non-ESL) study where the primary language of instruction & evaluation was English. Also strong grades in English.|
|University of Alberta||Minimum 3 years of full-time (or equivalent) study where English was the primary language of instruction (excluding ESL)|
|St. Clair College for Applied Arts and Technology||Need to write CanTEST after arrival at the college.|
|Niagara College||Niagara College Mature Student Test for English|
|Canadore College||IELTS Overall 5.5|
|Camosun College||On-Campus ESL & Academic Upgrading program|
|Concordia University||3 full years of study in English-medium school (for UG program)|
|Royal Roads University||Submit a waiver request|
|Algonquin College||Completed a diploma from an international secondary school or successful completion of EAP program|
|Lethbridge College||Pathway to English and Academic Culture (PEACE)|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University||IELTS Overall 5.5|
Can you study in Canada without IELTS?
The short answer is “Yes”, there are a handful of universities in Canada that don’t require an IELTS score. However, these universities still may require you to take an English Language Program or an Academic English class along with your regular classes or simply a letter stating that English was the language of instruction in your previous university (AKA, English Language Proficiency Waiver Letter), the requirement varies depending on the college or university you apply to.
Here is a list of universities in Canada without IELTS and their QS Global Rankings:
Universities in Canada Without IELTS
QS Global Ranking
|University of Saskatchewan||465|
|University of Regina||902|
|University of Winnipeg||1836|
Apart from these universities a common way to study in Canadian universities without IELTS is through online courses. There are several online programs offered by universities in Canada that don’t require an IELTS or basically any English language proficiency test score. Are you curious about more IELTS 6 or 5.5 band colleges in Canada? Let’s find out!
List of IELTS 6 or 5.5 Band Colleges in Canada
To make your life a little easier we have put together a list of universities accepting the minimum IELTS score for Canada i.e., an IELTS score of 5.5-6.0. Here we go!
IELTS 6 or 5.5 Band Colleges in Canada
|HEC Montréal||Algoma University|
|Concordia University College of Alberta||University of Lethbridge|
|Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology||Luther College|
|Vancouver Island University||Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology|
|Camosun College||Oxford College|
|Nipissing University||State University of New York: SUNY Potsdam|
|Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology||Niagara College|
|Charles Sturt University||College of New Caledonia|
|Niagara University in Ontario||The Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences|
|Royal Roads University||St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology|
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