If you make a visa application to stay or move to Canada, you need to be aware of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requirements for English language tests.
So, when you apply for a work visa, professional recognition or for permanent residency in Canada, it is likely that you will be required to present evidence of English language proficiency. IELTS General Training is the only internationally available English proficiency test accepted by IRCC for immigration to Canada.
The IELTS test you take – and the score you need – will depend on both your visa requirements and/or the requirements of the institution where you plan to study or work.
If you intend to migrate to Canada, it’s likely you need to provide evidence of your English language skills. IELTS General Training is the only internationally available English proficiency test accepted.
The available language tests for Canadian Immigration are: IELTS, CELPIP and TEF. And, almost every category of economic immigration to Canada requires you to submit the results of a language test. What test you need, and what score you require depends on the program you apply for.
You have to provide language test results from an recognised test provider. IRCC trusts and recognises two test providers in English, IELTS, and CELPIP. CELPIP stands for and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program. There is also an option if you need (or want) to take your language test in French. In that case, you should do the TEF: Test d’évaluation de français. Regardless of the test, all three tests give you a score for each of four language abilities: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
However, IELTS is the only English language test that is available internationally. So, if you are in Australia and you are thinking about moving to Canada, make sure you book your IELTS test.
IRCC does not have a preferred test. So, this means you can choose what test you want to take. And which test is more convenient for you. IELTS has been testing English language for over 25 years. And, we test more than 3 million test takers each year. As the most respected English test in the world, IELTS offers more free practice tests and support material than any other test. It’s designed to help you succeed. IELTS is available at 50 test centres in Australia, IELTS is the English language test that supports your Australian study, migration and career goals.
Regardless of which test you take, you results must be from within the last two years (24 months) to be valid. So, when you submit your application for permanent residence your test results must be from within 24 months. If you results have expired, you should retake the test. Otherwise, your application will be rejected as incomplete or may be refused.
The IELTS General Training is the best IELTS exam to get Canadian PR. For example, for Canada’s Skilled immigrants (Express Entry), you must prove your language skills by taking an approved language test.
IELTS: International English Language Testing SystemPlease remember, you must take the General Training option. IRCC does not accept the Academic option for Express Entry.
That’s a very difficult question to answer. Most Canadian economic immigration programs have minimum language requirements. But, not all of these programs are the same. As a result, the score you need depends on the migration program you apply for.
However, for many programs you need a number of points. Similar to Australia’s points system, you can get points for things like age, work experience, and education. In addition, you can get points for language proficiency.
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