How to Apply

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We are located in the Thompson building on the corner of Harvey and Barrington Streets.

Thank you for your interest in registering for the IELTS test at East Coast Language College (ECLC).

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ECLC is the exclusive IDP IELTS Test Centre in Atlantic Canada. ECLC has been operating since 1998 and is locally owned and operated. Register for your exam with us to support the local economy.

Many tests fill up several weeks before the test date so it is best to register early. Registration closes either when seats are full or a few days before the test.

Halifax : October 27th, November 10th, and November 17th
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Please use this button for test dates in December and onward.

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  • The cost of taking the IELTS test:
    Halifax is $310 (HST Inc.)
  • No refunds are given for no-shows, transfers or cancellations within 5 weeks of the test date.
  • Cancellations or transfers with more than 5-weeks’ notice are subject to a $40 administration fee.
  • Only two forms of identification are accepted: a valid passport or Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
  • East Coast Language College reserves the right to cancel any test. Candidates will be informed of any cancellations seven days prior.

Important: You MUST have the original identification you used when registering for the test in hand on test day. Otherwise, you will not be permitted to take the test and you will forfeit your test fee.

You can also register in person.

1. To register in person:

Please bring your passport or Permanent Resident Card to East Coast Language College (ECLC) during the following hours:

Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30pm
Fridays 8:00am to 1:30 pm

ECLC is located at 1256 Barrington Street. Our entrance is on Harvey Street. You will see a bright red canopy with our name on it above our front door.