The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
The JLPT was held at York University for the first time in
Toronto in 1997. The test has been hosted by the Japanese
Section of York University on behalf of the Japan Foundation. It
is also a joint event by Japanese language professionals at
several universities in Ontario.
The JLPT has been revamped to offer five proficiency levels, N1
(highest) - N5.
In 2013 the number of the applicants was 416, which was the
largest in Canada.
The on-line application is available.
No JLPT is hosted in the summer.
- We DO NOT host the JLPT during the
The 2014 JLPT will be held on December 7, 2014, Sunday at York
The application period is from September 2 to October 3.
No late submission is accepted.
Only on-line application will be
The Japan Foundation, Toronto is offering a series
of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) information
sessions this September. Join us to start preparing for this
are perfect for those who:
◾ Aren’t sure
which level of the JLPT to take.
◾ Want more
information on the JLPT.
◾ Aren’t sure
how or when to apply.
◾ Are studying
Japanese and don’t know what the JLPT is.
◾ Are teachers
and want the most up-to-date information for their students.
The sessions are
divided by JLPT level with N1 being the highest and N5 being
the lowest. During the sessions we will look at some test
questions so if you are unsure which level to take feel free
to register for more than one!
with QA and viewing the streamed video link (2013)
Please review the following online presentation.
Speaker: Ms. Ikuko Kurasawa, Japanese Language Instructor,
the Japan Foundation, Toronto
(If your browser does not support Media Site Live,
please use Internet Explorer.)
Please visit the following site for further
On the Test
Day you must bring the following:
- Test Voucher (print out the voucher
sent by E-mail to you) - If you did not receive one,
please bring the PayPal receipt. We will reissue it
- Photo ID (passport, driver's
licence or other official photo ID)
- Pencils (medium soft - No.2 or HB)
- no ballpoint pens
Please place your voucher and photo ID on
the desk during the test for identification.
- Photos are NOT required for application.
You MUST bring at least one official photo ID
(passport, driver's licence, etc.) on the day of the test.
If you do not bring such an ID, you will be disqualified.
- Please make
sure you turn off cell phones and alarm
watches before the test begins. If your cell phone or alarm watch
goes off during
the test, you will be disqualified
- Academic dishonesty
will result in disqualification.