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Trades Entry Assessment



The English assessment contains questions about readings that are similar in style to readings in trades training textbooks, manuals, and handouts. Diagrams, charts, tables, and short and long reading passages are presented. No prior knowledge of the content is assumed or required.

  • 40 multiple-choice questions
  • 45-minute time limit
  • Only one re-write may be attempted in any term
  • Passing score varies by program

English requirements

The English assessment is limited to applicants who have two years of education in an English speaking country. For details, please see Admission & Registration.

How to register and pay

What to bring

  • Government issued photo identification
  • Proof of payment
  • Pen, pencil and eraser
  • Calculator

You will not be permitted to write the assessment without the required documents.


Sample assessment

Download theĀ English sample [PDF] to prepare for the assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students: book to write off campus