Begin your career as an IELTS Examiner

Why become an IELTS examiner?

IELTS Examiners are responsible for conducting speaking tests and marking writing tasks to IELTS standards.  This challenging and unique position is a great fit for ESL teachers who are looking for additional work on weekends, or for people who who would like to transition their careers from ESL teaching to assessment.

Why work with English Testing Canada?

We offer excellent compensation, as well as flexible work hours and ongoing professional development.  We are pleased to offer IELTS examiner training at no cost to applicants.  Most importantly, we have an excellent workplace culture in which collegiality, equity, and staff satisfaction are our priorities.

Who can become an IELTS examiner?

The IELTS Minimum Professional Requirements are as follows:

  • An undergraduate or Master’s degree or a qualification which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate or Master’s degree.

  • A recognized qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or recognized equivalent as part of a recognized university award course.

  • At least 3 years’ full time (or the equivalent part time) relevant TESOL teaching experience (minimum one year post-certificate level qualification). The majority of this teaching experience must relate to adult students (16 years and over).

  • The required professional attributes and interpersonal skills.

IELTS examiners should be available for work on most Saturdays.  Other days are scheduled according to individual availability and preferences.

How do I apply?

To receive further instructions about the application process, email
No phone calls or visits please.


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