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. Those students whose first language is not English or whose education is from a country where English is not the primary language used in the home, school, and business, will need to provide evidence of having sufficient English language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The application process will not start until evidence of English Language Proficiency has been provided.
Applicants from countries where English is their first language may be exempt from testing for English Language Proficiency. Education documents will be required. Please see below for a list of countries that are exempt.
Students that have met the required score for English Language Proficiency will also have met the program entrance requirements for English.
English Language Test Score Requirements
IMPORTANT: Official test results must be forwarded directly from the test centre to Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology. MITT will not accept photocopied documents or student copies. Tests taken more than 2 years prior to application 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 (CANTESST)
Required score: Achieve minimum scores of 4.0 in all sections
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
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 component score
- Internet-based (IBT): Achieve a minimum score of 78 with no less than 17 on each component
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
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%
MITT English Assessment
MITT offers an Academic English 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this test is for internal purposes only.
Academic English Assessment test dates at Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology:
- February 10, 2017
- March 17, 2017
- April 3, 2017
Note that these dates are subject to change.
*Please be advised that students can request an English Assessment beyond the scheduled dates for an additional fee of $100 CAD.
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