English Proficiency

English is the language of instruction and communication at Booth University College. If your primary language is not English, or your previous education has been evaluated in another language, you must demonstrate a command of English. Your English must be sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instruction, written assignments, and participation in tutorials and discussions.

All applicants who are not Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada must demonstrate competency by:

1) completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an equivalent English language test or

2) through an approved waiver. *Students from some countries are exempt from the English language proficiency requirements.

1) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and equivalent tests

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Official TOEFL or equivalent test results must be forwarded to Booth University College. (Please see https://www.ets.org/toefl for more details; Booth University College’s code is 7951).

A minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT test is required. An invigilated written exam may be required. Other tests may be required at the discretion of the University College.

Equivalent tests 

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test

A minimum of 6.5 on the paper-based International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module is required. Official IELTS test results must be forwarded to Booth University College.

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test

A minimum score of 60 overall and 60 on each subject in the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) assessment is required. Official CAEL test results must be forwarded to Booth University College.

Pearson Test of English – Academic (PTE Academic)

A minimum score of 56 is required for admission to Booth University College.

2) Approved waiver

Under certain circumstances, students may request a waiver of the English language proficiency requirement. They will need to provide supporting documentation to show that one of the following conditions are met:

A. Ten consecutive years of residency in Canada that may include years of study in Canada. The period of residency will be the time lapsed between the “Landed On” date on the “Record of Landing” document and the start of the program.

B. Successful completion of a three-year secondary school program in Canada, or three years of post-secondary education in Canada, or any combination of three successful calendar years of secondary and post-secondary education in Canada.

  • Successful completion of secondary studies equates to meeting the entrance requirements of the University of Manitoba. Secondary education must include Grade 12 where appropriate and completion of five-course credits per year.
  • Successful completion of post-secondary education equates to a minimum completion of 72 credit hours or equivalent.

C. Graduation from a Manitoba high school, with five credits at the Grade 12 level, which include two credits of English at the 40S level with an average grade of 75%.

D. Graduation from a Canadian Curriculum secondary school (other than Manitoba curriculum) with a year 12 English Literature grade of 75% or higher.

E. Achieved a grade of four or greater on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level English course, or a grade of four or greater on the Advanced Placement English examination (Language Composition; Literature and Composition).

*Additionally, applicants can receive the waiver if they verify conditions equivalent to A, B or C listed above in a country where English is the primary language. Booth University College uses the exempt countries list of the University of Manitoba. Applicants from these countries will receive a waiver: https://umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/international/english/exempt-countries.html


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