How to calculate IELTS Score for immigration to Canada?

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Preparing your file for Immigration to Canada this year? Well, it’s certainly a wise decision to move to Canada to explore the professional opportunities and better standard of living. However, to move to Canada, you must go through a point-based system of immigration. Canadian government has got a point system in place to evaluate the applicants and subsequently issue them permanent residency. The point system assess an applicant based on education, work experience and language proficiency level, etc. criteria.

Language proficiency requirement is the key factor among all other parameters. We will talk about this key requirement in this post.

Language Proficiency Requirement for Canada PR

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System)is the globally recognized test that assess the English language proficiency level of the applicants and subsequently, allocates them proficiency scores.  The applicants get different band scores based on their performance in the English test for Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening abilities.

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Canada has its own benchmark CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) to check the language proficiency of the immigration applicants. You can compare the CLB vs IELTS score to find out whether you qualify on language proficiency parameter of a particular immigration program or not. Here is the comparison of IELTS Vs CLB.

CLB Vs IELTS band score

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 8 7.5 8.5 7.5
9 7 7 8 7
8 6.5 6.5 7.5 6.5
7 6 6 6 6
6 5 5.5 5.5 5.5
5 4 5 5 5
4 3.5 4 4.5 4

 

What is the IELTS score requirement of different Canada immigration programs?

The Permanent Residence programs in Canada can be divided into two parts, i.e. Federal (express Entry) immigration System and Immigration programs of the provinces (i.e. PNP and QSWP). Both Federal Express Entry System and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) have different IELTS requirement. For instance, Federal Express Entry System requires CLB 7Proficiencylevel from the applicants. Similarly, all PNPs have different IELTS requirement, i.e.

  • Federal Express Entry System: CLB 7
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: CLB 7 for the Express Entry aligned stream
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program: CLB 4 for the OID Stream and CLB 7 for the Express Entry aligned stream
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program: CLB 7 for the Express Entry aligned stream
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program: CLB 4 proficiency level needed for candidates with skills and experience in semi-skilled and low-skilled occupations (NOC C and D)

Hence, you can see the above comparison CLB Vs IELTS comparison to find out what IELTS band score you need for each Canada immigration program.

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