English Language Proficiency Tests

This page provides information for students who wish to meet English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements by taking a test such as:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • CLBA (Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment)
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language)
  • CELBAN (Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses)
  • CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program)
  • Other ELP test as deemed acceptable by the Office of the Registrar

ELP test results must include evidence of competencies in reading, writing, listening, and spoken English. Your test results must be valid and verifiable. ELP test results that are more than two years old will not be accepted.

View the NorQuest College English Language Proficiency Chart - 2017-18 (271K pdf).

Taking ELP Tests

Use the links and contact information below to learn about how to take these ELP tests, their policies and procedures, and to find practice tests and exam tips.

CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks)

Catholic Social Services
LARCC (Language Assessment & Counselling Centre)
10709 105 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2X3

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Testing)

ETS (Educational Testing Service Canada Inc.)

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language)

Submission of ELP Results

NorQuest College requires official ELP results to be submitted directly from the test provider, except in cases where the college can verify your test score online. This chart contains details about specific tests.

Type of Test Acceptable Forms Submission Method
CLBA Original only Results need to be dropped off in person at the Office of the Registrar.
IELTS Academic Scores will be verified through the IELTS online verification system You must email your test report form number to admissions@norquest.ca.
TOEFL Scores will be verified through the ETS online verification system. You must email us at admissions@norquest.ca to let us know your test date.
CELPIP General Original

Photocopies only acceptable when the test was taken at NorQuest.
Photocopies
When tested at NorQuest, photocopy results can be dropped off in person at our Client Services Centre or sent by email to admissions@norquest.ca.
Originals
When tested outside NorQuest, originals need to be dropped off in person at our Client Services Centre.

All other ELP test results must come directly from the issuing agency.

Please ensure the required documentation is mailed to:

NorQuest College
Admissions and Transfer Credit Unit
Office of the Registrar
10215 - 108 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 1L6