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Universities in Canada that Don’t require IELTS in 2022

Here are Universities in Canada that do not require IELTS in 2022

The International English Language Testing System, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English, and was established in 1989.

While Nigeria’s official language is English, some Universities in Canada still require English Language. However, there are exceptions, and we will list them out.

Note: If you studied in Nigeria, you can submit a waiver if the school is asking for IELTS. We will show you a sample waiver letter.

List of Universities in Canada that do not require IELTS in 2022

  1. Queen’s University
  2. Concordia University
  3. McGill University
  4. University of Ottawa
  5. University of Toronto
  6. University of Waterloo
  7. Seneca College, Toronto
  8. Memorial University of Newfoundland
  9. University of British Columbia
  10. Montreal University
  11. University of Winnipeg
  12. Okanagan University
  13. Cambrian University
  14. University of Saskatchewan
  15. University of Regina
  16. University of Alberta
  17. Brock University
  18. Carleton University
  19. Simon Fraser University
  20. University of Victoria
  21. Athabasca University, Canada

Alternative to IETLS

  • Are you looking to apply for a school program outside Nigeria?
  • Is IELTS one of the admission requirements?
  • Have you already studied in Nigeria?

Then you can submit an IELTS waiver/ exemption letter by requesting one from your school in Nigeria.

Here’s a sample waiver letter:

ietls waiver sample letter
ietls waiver sample letter

Didn’t get Your Waiver Letter???

If you are unable to get a waiver from your school in Nigeria, then check if your Nigerian institution is on If it is, email the school directly and ask that they check your institution on WHED. Also, let them know your primary language is English.

CREDITS: Part of this post was first written by Tunde Omotoye (@TundeTASH), who is at the intersection of Immigration and Study Abroad Admission. He is also the ambassador of @ieltsng.

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