Official 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 of Canadian post-secondary institutions or fluency requirements of professional licensing associations. Your scores will also indicate how much additional English language training you may need.

To learn more visit the CanTEST website.

Next Test

June 26, 2018
Location:  The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Lockhart Hall, Room 3L08 (Campus Map)

For test dates and application deadlines, refer to our Official CanTEST Information [PDF].                   

Test Information & Fees

There are several options for the Official CanTEST so you must check with your faculty of admissions for entrance criteria. It is up to the candidate to check with their program of study to determine which sections of the test are required for admissions.

The test options are:

  • Basic CanTEST: Listening, Reading and Writing $140.00
  • Basic CanTEST: Listening, Reading and Writing PLUS Speaking $200.00
  • Speaking Test $60.00
  • Writing Test $60.00
    *re-test only

Practice Test

  • To prepare for the test you can order a CanTEST workbook with Audio CD $30.

Test Results

  • Participant results will be processed and mailed within 10 business days of the test date. (Date of receipt is subject to Canada Post).  It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that contact information provided at the time of registration is current and accurate.
  • Scores cannot be released verbally, by email, or by phone under any circumstances.
  • Unofficial results are automatically sent to each testing candidate, The University of Winnipeg International Office and The University of Manitoba English Language Centre.

Test Day 

Important Information

  • 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.


Please report to the testing room at the time for the section(s) of the test you are taking:

8:00 – 9:00 am  –  Sign-in with government issued photo ID

9:00 – 9:50 am  – WRITING

9:50 – 10:00 am  –  Break

10:00 – 11:10 am  –  READING

11:10 – 11:20 am  –  Break

11:20 am – 12:30 pm  –  LISTENING

12:30 – 1:30 pm  –  Lunch Break

1:30 – 4:00 pm  – ORAL INTERVIEWS 


Registration deadline: June 19, 2018
Late registration deadline: June 22, 2018

  • Late registrations are accepted on a space-available basis; an additional fee of $10 will be charged for late registration.

– No applications will be accepted after the late registration deadline.

– Refunds can only be issued 5 business days before the registration deadline. You will be charged a $50 administrative fee.

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

To Register

1. Download the Official CanTEST Application [PDF].

2. Print and complete the application.

3. Submit the completed application forms, fee, via mail, or email (Subject line: Official CanTEST- Application). Find our Registration Office contact information below.

Official Score Report Request

  • To send an Official Score Report to any specific faculty at The University of Winnipeg, The University of Manitoba, or any other institution you must complete a Request for Official Score Report form.
  • The fee per Official Score Report request is $15.00.
  • CanTEST scores are valid for a two year period from the test date.
  • Under no circumstances will Official Score Report be issued to any institution after test scores have expired.

To Apply for an Official Score Report

1. Download the Request for Official Score Report [PDF].

2. Print and complete the application.

3. Submit the completed application forms, fee, via mail, or email (Subject line: Official CanTEST Score Report - Request). Find our Registration Office contact information below.

Re-evaluation Appeal

Candidates who wish to have their scores re-evaluated must:

  • Submit an appeal request form with payment of $30 within 20 business days of the test. Telephone requests are NOT accepted.
  • Please note that your test was originally scored by two trained readers who conferred before assigning the final score. It is not likely that an error was made in computing scores for Listening and Reading.

To Appeal for Re-Evaluation

1. Download the Appeal Request Form [PDF].

2. Print and complete the application.

3. Submit the completed application forms, fee, via mail, or email (Subject line: Official CanTEST- Appeal). For our Registration Office contact information, see below.

Contact Information

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

See our ELP Viewbook.