English Language Proficiency

If you have earned the equivalent of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma outside of Canada, you will be required to provide proof of one or more of the following:

  • Niagara College Mature Student Test for English
  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level (Ontario High School Curriculum)
  • ACE English (Academic Upgrading)
  • International Credential Assessment for studies outside of Canada

If English is your second language, the College (for the purposes of admission to standard non-competitive programs) will also accept these English Language Test Scores.*

* Excluding the Pharmacy Technician and Community Pharmacy Assistant programs, whose language test score requirements can be found here.

 International English Language Testing System

Take the IELTS Test

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s leading English language proficiency test, taken by over 1.5 million people each year.

The International Department at Niagara College is happy to provide an IELTS Language Testing Centre.

Register for IELTS Testing


Two International students pause between English language classes

Learn English, or improve your English skills

We provide both short and long-term intensive English studies for International and Canadian students who plan to attend Niagara College, or a university, and need to improve their English language proficiency before starting their academic studies.

Learn about English Language Studies at Niagara College