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Official CanTEST

English Language Program


The University of Winnipeg (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 Official CanTEST to meet the language requirements for admission to 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 University of Ottawa website.

Next Test

Date: June 25, 2019

Location: The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Room: 3L08 – 3rd Floor, Lockhart Hall, Room #08 (Building “L” on Campus Map)

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


Test Information & Fees

It is the test candidates’ responsibility to check whether the Speaking Test is needed for their respective program of study.

The test options are:

  • Basic CanTEST: Listening, Reading and Writing                              $140
  • Listening, Reading and Writing (Basic CanTEST) + Speaking            $200
  • Speaking Test (only)                                                                    $60
  • Writing Test (re-test only)                                                            $60

Practice Test


Test Day 

Important Information

  • Candidates are required to bring their Canadian government-issued photo identification to the test (Permanent Resident Card, Drivers License, Manitoba ID, or Passport). University or College student ID cards are not accepted as they do not state your date of birth.
  • No cell phones, smart watches, 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.
  • No food and drinks are allowed.

Test Schedule

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

Time

Task

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Sign-in

(Candidates must present their government-issued* photo ID)

9:00 – 9:50 AM

Writing

9:50 – 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 – 11:10 AM

Reading (Skimming & Scanning and 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

Speaking

*Please see under Test Day 


Registration

  • Registration Deadline: June 18, 2019
  • Late Registration Deadline: June 21, 2019
  • Late registrations are accepted on a space-available basis.
  • An additional fee of $10 will be charged for late registration.
  • No registrations will be accepted after the late registration deadline.
  • Refunds can only be issued 5 business days before the registration deadline. You will still be charged a $50 administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be issued to candidates who register for the Speaking test only.
  • No refunds will be issued to candidates who register for the Writing test only.
  • Students can be referred by The University of Winnipeg Admissions Office or apply directly at the English Language Program Registration Office.

To Register

  1. Download the Official CanTEST Application [PDF].
  2. Print and complete the application.
  3. Submit the completed registration form and fees via mail or email (Subject line: Official CanTEST Registration). Find our Registration Office contact information below.

Score Reports

Unofficial Score Reports

  • All candidates are emailed an Unofficial Score Report within ten business days of the test session.
  • Scores cannot be released verbally or by phone under any circumstances.
  • Unofficial results are automatically sent to The University of Winnipeg Admissions Office and The University of Manitoba English Language Centre.

Official Score Reports

  • 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.
  • Official Score Reports are sent to university or certifying institutions at a cost of $15. If candidates need score sent to more than one institution, they must pay for each Official Score Report.
  • Official Score Reports are only sent directly to recognized academic institutions or professional organizations.
  • 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 request form and 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 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.

Re-evaluation fees:

Writing            $30

Listening          $15

Reading            $15

Speaking           $30

To Appeal for Re-Evaluation

  1. Download the Appeal Request Form [PDF].
  2. Print and complete the application.
  3. Submit the completed request form and fee via mail or email (Subject line: Official CanTEST- Appeal). For our Registration Office contact information, see below.

Contact Information

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

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.
Email: infoelp@uwinnipeg.ca
Call: 204.982.1703


See our ELP Viewbook.