Since English is the language of instruction at East Coast Trades College, all applicants who wish to enter a diploma program must prove adequate proficiency in English as a prerequisite to admission.
We ask that all International applicants provide proof of proficiency in English in one(1) of the following ways:
- Minimum English study in applicant's home country - the applicant must have studied English language at a secondary school for a minimum of 3 years while achieving a minimum average of 70% or B in Grade 12 English or equivalent course OR - the applicant must have studied at an English Language Institute for at least one year at the Post Secondary level.
- All applicants that have studied in a high school in Canada - For a minimum of one year - must have achieved a minimum average of 70% or B in Grade 12 English or equivalent course.
- Completion of Official Language Proficiency Test - applicants must submit or complete one of the following language proficiency indicators: -IELTS Academic Test (minimum average of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5 in listening, reading, writing and speaking) -CELPIP Test (minimum average of 6.0 with no band lower than 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5) - Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) minimum test scores of 80 on the internet based test, 60 on the paper-delivered test or 550 on the paper based test. - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment minimum band 60.
- Completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 5 at a recognized college or university in Canada.
Test Results Submission Policy:
All standardized testing results must be delivered directly from the testing office. Photocopies will not be accepted as official testing. All test results must be validated and verifiable. All results more than three years old will be not be accepted as official testing. Any students who are conditionally accepted to East Coast Trades College but do not meet these language requirements must first complete their English Language Training at a recognized college or university in Canada.
Application and Seat Confirmation Payments
Can be made via e-transfer to [email protected] please provide a password to access.