Institutional CanTEST

English Language Program

The University Of Winnipeg's (UW) English Language Program (ELP) is an official testing site for the Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST). Our program offers an Institutional CanTEST to meet the language requirements for admission at The UW and for course level placement in our English language programs.

To learn more visit the CanTEST website.

Test Schedule

Kindly note that because the campus is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19, we are unable to run the Institutional CanTEST at this time. Please feel free to check back from time to time for any updates.


The cost of the Institutional CanTEST is $140.00.
Note: If you are a registered ELP Student the placement test is covered in your program tuition fee and there is no additional cost.

Test Day Information

  • You will be tested on Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
  • Photo Identification must be government issued,clearly stating your name and date of birth. (Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Driver's License etc.) University or College student ID cards will not be accepted as they do not state your date of birth.
  • No cell phones, dictionaries, or translators are allowed in the test room.
  • Latecomers to the test will not be seated.
  • Paper will be supplied by The UW.
  • Please bring several pencils with erasers to use.
  • Bottled drinks are allowed.

Test Registration

Students can be referred by UW's Admissions Office or apply directly at The ELP Registration Office.

To register:

1. See test dates and application deadlines, refer to the Institutional CanTEST/Placement Test Schedule 2020 [PDF]. Note:You must apply by the registration deadline.

2. Choose your application form to download:

Institutional CanTEST/Placement Test Application Form – Spring 2020 [PDF]

Institutional CanTEST/Placement Test Application Form - Winter 2020 [PDF]

3. Print and complete the application.

4. Submit the completed application forms, fee, via mail, or email (Subject: Institutional CanTEST - Application) to:

Registration Office
The English Language Program
The University of Winnipeg
Room 1C15 - 515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2E9

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Call: 204.982.1703

For more information contact the Registration Office.

Learn about the Official CanTEST.

See our ELP Viewbook.