The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

English Language Benchmarks

English Language Proficiency Requirement   
A.  Internationally Educated Applicants

Proof of English language proficiency equivalent to a CLB Level 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmarks for all skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) is required for OACETT certification.   

Proof of English language proficiency can be demonstrated in one of two ways.  

1.  Official results on a recognized standardized English language proficiency test accepted at a Canadian public community college or institute, as outlined below.  As proof of your English language proficiency you must submit an official or notarized copy of your test results with your application, or as soon as possible thereafter.   Your test results can be no more than two years old.    

Scores on any of the following recognized standardized English language proficiency tests will be accepted:  
  • IELTS Academic:  6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 on each band (listening, reading, speaking, writing)  www.ielts.org
  • iBT TOEFL:  78 overall, with no less than 11 on listening, 12 on reading, 17 on speaking and 20 on writing  www.toefl.org
  • CAEL:  60  overall, with no less than 55 on each band (listening, reading, speaking, writing)  www.cael.ca
  • MELAB:  77overall, with no less than 73 on listening, GCVR and writing, and no less than 3 on speaking  www.cambridgemichigan.org/test-takers/locations/
Scores on the following standardized English language proficiency tests will NOT be accepted:  IELTS General, paper-based TOEFL, computer-based TOEFL, CELPIP, CLBA, CLBPT, PTE, CPE, CAE, FCE and TOEIC.   

2.  Graduation from a program equivalent to a 2-year or 3-year Ontario post-secondary engineering technology or applied science program, administered and instructed in English, in one of the following countries:  

 
Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda
Australia Bahamas
Barbados Belize
Benin Bermuda
Botswana British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands Cameroon
Dominica Fiji
Gambia Ghana
Grenada Guyana
Jamaica Kenya
Liberia Marshal Islands
Micronesia Mauritius  
Monserrat Nigeria
New Zealand Republic of Ireland
Saint Kitts-Nevis St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The Grenadines Seychelles
Sierra Leone Solomon Islands
South Africa Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago Turks and Caicos
United Kingdom United States of America
Uganda US Virgin Islands
Zambia                                                               Zimbabwe                                                          



























B.  Canadian Educated Applicants

Canadian-educated applicants may meet the English language proficiency requirement in one of two ways. 

1.  Graduation from a Canadian 2-year or 3-year post-secondary engineering technology or applied science program.
2.  Applying with a minimum of 60 academic points (Associate level) plus successful completion of the OACETT certification requirements.  


 
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