English Language Proficiency
All instruction within the Institute is in English; therefore, in order to be successful in a program, it is important for all students to have a level of English proficiency that will allow them to participate in all aspects of the program. Students whose first language is not English or whose education is from a country where English is not the primary language will need to provide a test result showing sufficient English language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Application processing will not begin until English Language Proficiency has been provided.
Applicants from countries where English is their first language may be exempt from testing for English Language Proficiency. Educational documents will be required. Please see below for a list of countries that are exempt.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS
IMPORTANT: Some programs may require a higher level of English Language Proficiency from the Test Score Requirements listed below. Please check the program page for specific details on what the requirement is. Official test results may need to be forwarded directly from the test centre to Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology. Tests taken more than 2 years prior to the anticipated start date of the technical program applied to will not be considered.
CANADIAN ACADEMIC ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT (CAEL)
Required score: Achieve a minimum score of 60
CANADIAN TEST OF ENGLISH FOR SCHOLARS AND TRAINEES (CanTEST)
Required score: Achieve minimum scores of 4.0 in all sections*
*Institutional-specific CanTEST results will not be accepted.
INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM (IELTS)
Required score: Achieve a minimum score of 6.0 overall, and minimum of 5.5 for each component on the Academic Module
MICHIGAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT BATTERY (MELAB)
Required score: Achieve a minimum score of 80
PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH ACADEMIC (PTEA)
Required score: Achieve a minimum score of 54
TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL)
- Paper-based (PBT): Achieve a minimum score of 550 with no less than 50 (unscaled) in each of the component scores
- Computer-based (CBT): Achieve a minimum score of 213 with no less than 17 in each of the component scores
- Internet-based (IBT): Achieve a minimum score of 78 with no less than 17 in each of the component scores
Note: Scores can be released electronically to the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology using institution code #8870.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH (CPE)
Required score: Achieve a minimum score of C
APPROVED ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND PATHWAY PARTNERS
IMPORTANT: Official results must be forwarded directly from the applicable institution to Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology. The Institute will not accept photocopied documents or student copies. Programs completed more than 2 years prior to application will not be considered.
ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRAM FOR UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE ENTRANCE (AEPUCE)
(Offered by the University of Manitoba & Red River College)
Required score: Achieve a minimum grade of 65%
ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRAM
(Offered by the University of Winnipeg)
Required score: Level 5 Achieve a minimum grade of 65%
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES
(Offered by MITT)
Required score: Successful completion of the program with a minimum grade of 80%
International students who successfully complete a pathway program through one of our partners will meet MITT's English Language requirement for admittance into an MITT technical program.
English Language Proficiency Waivers
Under certain circumstances students may request a waiver of the English Language Proficiency requirement. To be considered for a waiver, students must provide supporting documentation to show they meet one of the waiver conditions found here.
Applicants from countries listed below may be exempt from testing for English language proficiency:
- Antigua & Barbuda
- British West Indies
- Canal Zone (USA)
- Cayman Islands
- Channal Islands
- Christmas Islands
- Cook Islands
- Falkland Islands
- Faroe Island
- Fiji Islands
- Gilbert & Ellice Islands
- Guam (USA)
- Isle of Man
- Leeward Islands
- New Caledonia
- New Hebrides
- New Zealand
- Norfolk Islands
- Pitcairn Island
- Puerto Rico
- Sierra Leone
- St. Kitts
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent
- South Africa
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Turks & Caicos Islands
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Virgin Islands(UK)
- Virgin Islands (USA)
- Wake-Midland Island
- Windard Islands
MITT English Assessment
MITT offers an English proficiency assessment test for applicants requiring proof of English proficiency. The assessment is offered on the dates listed below. The test fee is $150.* For more information or to register, please contact email@example.com. Please note that this test is for internal purposes only upon referral from the Admissions department. Seats are limited.
English Proficiency Assessment test dates at Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology:
- October 2, 2018
- December 14, 2018
- January 7, 2019
Note that these dates are subject to change.
*Please be advised that students can request an English Proficiency Assessment beyond the scheduled dates for an additional fee of $100 CAD.