If your first language is not English or French, you will need to complete language testing and have the results sent directly to NNAS from your approved language testing agency.
As part of your NNAS application, you must prove that you can listen, speak, read, and write in English or French (depending on the province that you intend to work in).
You are required to meet minimum language test scores (as below). The testing must be current, and the successful results must be no older than six months at the time you apply to NNAS.
Language testing can be conducted by and submitted from the following agencies:
The lowest acceptable scores are speaking 7, listening 7.5, reading 6.5, writing 7, overall 7 (Academic format).
The lowest acceptable scores are speaking 8, listening 10, reading 8, writing 7 (Academic format).
The lowest acceptable scores are speaking 5, listening 5, reading 4, writing 4, vocabulary 4 (Academic format).
If your first language is either English or French, you may not have to complete language testing, but you must meet the following criteria:
- The main language where you live and work is English or French, and your nursing education program of instruction was in English or French. Online and distance education programs are not accepted.
- You can show evidence that you have safely practiced nursing within the last two years, where the main language used was English or French.