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Required IELTS Score for Canadian Immigration

The IELTS test score is a vital part of the Canadian immigration process.  The test score required for Canadian immigration depends on the program an applicant is aiming. An opening point is to learn how point scores correlate to abilities of language. All programs need a least point score to pass, and some programs give the applicant more points for obtaining language at bigger levels. There are further programs which need greater test scores depending on the job of the applicant. For example, the professions of medical need test scores of Canadian Language Benchmark (C.L.B) 7 to pass for Canadian immigration. For few programs of provincial immigration which target demand professions, needed scores may be as low as C.L.B 4. It is necessary to note that applicants with a significant level of French may not require any English, and vice versa. However, below the system of Express Entry, there are points granted for a candidate’s first and second standard language proficiency. Understanding both languages will get you more Express Entry points, but this is not a necessity. Several programs of Canadian immigration outside Quebec province focus priority processing for French-speaking applicants.

More Information about IELTS

IELTS or the International English Language Testing System is globally the most successful test of English language. It ranks an applicant in four disciplines – reading, writing, speaking and listening. The results of the test of IELTS match to a score of Canadian Language Benchmark. IELTS is one of two examinations allowed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for proficiency of English language. The other is the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (C.E.L.P.I.P).

Express Entry Points for Languages

First Express Entry Points of Official Language
Test score With spouse Single
CLB 4 (L4.5, R3.5, W4, S4) or 5 (R4, 5 in all others) 6 6
CLB 6 (5 in Reading, 5.5 in all others) 8 9
CLB 7 (6 in all four abilities) 16 17
CLB 8 (7.5 in Listening, 6.5 in all others) 22 23
CLB 9 (8 in Listening, 7 in all others) 29 31
CLB ? 10 (L8.5, R8, W7.5, S7.5) 32 34
Second Express Entry Points of Official Language
Test score With spouse Single
CLB 5 or 6 1 1
CLB 7 or 8 3 3
CLB ? 9 6 6
  Further Combination Points for Excellent French Language
Test score With spouse Single
CLB 7 in French and CLB 4 or less for English 15 15
CLB 7 in French and CLB 5 or higher for English 30 30
  It is essential for all applicants who plan to apply for Canadian immigration, take all works to achieve the biggest language scores possible. It will improve your overall ranking scores and thus your possibilities for Canadian immigration.

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