On October 26, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton held the 2019 fall HSK test for the public. 27 candidates wrote the test from level 1 to level 6.
In general, the CIE organizes the HSK test three times a year: one for the students in Mandarin Bilingual program & Chinese and Culture program in May, and the other two for the public in May and October.
In recent years, more and more people have been aware of HSK/YCT test and its importance. In 2019, 769 people participated in the HSK test, and 700 people participated in the YCT test. Parents of students not enrolled in the bilingual or beginners Chinese programs are also encouraging their children to write the exams. On October 26th, 21 of 27 candidates were either from the regular, Academic Challenge or French immersion program. The youngest student was only 6 years old.