The English proficiency requirements listed in this section applies to all post-secondary programs and Career Program Pathway (Health), except Health Care Aide Certificate, Pharmacy Technician Diploma, Practical Nurse Diploma, and Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate.
||Minimum required score
|BVC Academic English 1
|BVC Academic English 2
||Minimum grade of Grade B-
|Canadian Language Benchmarks
||8 in each strand (listening, speaking, reading, writing)
6.0 with minimum band score of 5.5 (Spring and Fall 2019 only)
6.0 with minimum band score 6.0 (Winter 2020 onward)
|Pearson Test of English (PTE) A
OR: Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the Career Program
OR: Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction
OR: Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction
CLB, IELTS Academic, and TOEFL results are valid for two years from the day of testing. Results that expire prior to the Start Date of the program cannot be accepted. Official results must be submitted.
English Proficiency Tests