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IELTS Requirement for Canada


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada have made mandatory for Canada PR applicants applying through skilled migration programs to must provide a certain level of language proficiency requirements (IELTS Requirements) and other specifications for international graduates, workers, and immigrants.

The Canada Immigration process is highly organized and systematic therefore a proper point-based immigration system is followed to invite skilled and qualified workers through Express Entry and Provincial Nomination Programs.

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The IELTS for Canada is the most important part of Canada Visa along with other factors. The applicants must show their language efficiency to prove you are able to communicate properly in your day to day life in Canada as the English language is widely spoken in the country.

The International English Language Testing System is the most popular English language assessment exam that is recognized and accepted across the globe. This test is required in Educational Institutions, employers, professional registration bodies and government immigration agencies willing to settle study and work in the country.


What is the IELTS Test Format?

IELTS for Canada is assessed under four categories of English Language namely reading, writing, listening and speaking. There are two versions of the exam- IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. As you are a skilled worker and applying for the skilled migration programs then the most preferred test format will be IELTS General.

The applicants applying for Canada Permanent Resident Visa through Express Entry programs must take IELTS exam to check your eligibility requirement for applying for Entry Program under three categories namely The Federal Skilled Worker Program, The Federal Skilled Trade Program, and The Canadian Experience Class.

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The Minimum IELTS Canada Immigration Points Requirement

The applicants applying through Express Entry and Provincial Nomination Programs must know that there are different IELTS score required. The table below mentioned shows the different IELTS exam score that you must meet in order to apply for Canada PR through your intended visa category.

The table shows each of the four categories and its translations to the Canadian Level Benchmark (CLB) Level. Well, the CLB level is the national standard in Canada for describing, measuring and recognizing the English language proficiency of prospective migrants who are planning for a living and working in Canada.

1. Federal Skilled Worker Program

CLB LEVEL READING WRITING SPEAKING LISTENING
10+ 7.5-9 7.5-9 7.5-9 8.5-9
9 7 7 7 8
8 6.5 6.5 6.5 7.5
7 6 6 6 6

2. Federal Skilled Trades Program

CLB LEVEL READING WRITING SPEAKING LISTENING
10+ 7.5-9 7.5-9 7.5-9 8.5-9
9 7 7 7 8
8 6.5 6.5 6.5 7.5
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

3. Canadian Experience Class

NOC LEVEL CLB LEVEL READING WRITING SPEAKING LISTENING
0,A 10+ 7.5-9 7.5-9 7.5-9 8.5-9
0,A 9 7 7 7 8
0,A 8 6.5 6.5 6.5 7.5
0,A 7 6 6 6 6
0,A 6 5 5.5 5.5 5.5
B 5 4 5 5 5
B 4 3.5 4 4.5 4

What is the IELTS Validity for Canada Immigration?

IELTS exam for Canada score is valid for 2 years from the date on which your test was conducted. Though, there are certain bodies that do consider a 3-year-old IELTS result as well.

Do you need further assistance regarding IELTS for Canada Permanent Resident Visa?
If you are willing to know more about IELTS preparation and how to proceed further with the IELTS exam test score, it is suggested to connect with our Canada PR and visa immigration experts of Aptech Global. They are the trusted immigration experts in the vicinity that can help you with Canada PR process.


IELTS Exam Fees

IELTS is the popular English language test format taken by most of the test takers applying for Canada Permanent Resident Visa. This test is the choice for many educational organizations, professional associations and employers across Canada. All the Universities and organizations accept IELTS. To apply for IELTS test, a standard registration IELTS exam fees of INR 12,800 is charged for single attempt. The mandatory IELTS test proves that you have the minimal language proficiency as set up by the IRCC to apply for Canada Permanent Resident Visa.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  •   What is a step by step procedure for Canada express entry? +

    Canada's Express Entry is a simple and step-by-step procedure that involves:

    1. Taking Language Assessment Test (IELTS or CELPIP) and scoring desirable CLB 7 to become eligible for Express Entry.
    2. Side by side gets your Education Credential Assessment done through the most relevant assessing body related to your educational qualification.
    3. After getting a positive outcome for both the test results, create an express entry profile and mention key credentials like age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability, and adaptability factors. So, make sure you mention all the correct information in the express entry profile.
    4. A minimum of 67 points out of 100 on Canada Point Assessment grid is required for the above-mentioned factors to become eligible to apply for the next stage.
    5. After scoring desirable score, wait for the draw to reach your score and receive ITA afterward. The regular draws are conducted by CIC inviting the highest CRS ranking applicant to apply for Canada PR.
    6. After getting ITA, you get 60 days time period to submit all the relevant documents
    7. Submission of documents and immigration fee
    8. Wait for the PPR (Passport Request for stamping)
    9. Submit Passport and get confirmation of PR
    10. Receive PR card
    11. Fly to Canada as a permanent resident
  •   How many points are required to file the Canada PR application through Express Entry? +

    All skilled applicants who are planning to permanently settle in Canada through Express Entry must have a good profile as Express Entry program is a point-based immigration system allowing foreign skilled workers to settle in the country and contribute towards the growing economy. It is a two-stage process where the first stage is the Federal Skilled Worker Program that requires at least 67 points out of 100 on Canada Point Assessment Grid. In the second stage, your points are required to obtain ITA from IRCC. The points are calculated out of 1200. The highest ranking applicant is invited to apply to Canada PR.

  •   What is the minimum IELTS test score required to qualify for Canada express entry? +

    IELTS language test is the mandatory factor and the immigration department wants the applicant to pass the minimum benchmark of IELTS as the government wants to make sure that your language ability is up to the standard level and you are able to express yourself in Canada.

    As per Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the applicant needs to obtain a minimum CLB 7(Canadian Language Benchmark) in the English language proficiency test. The CLB 7 is achieved by securing IELTS 6 bands in each module of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Well, the higher are your language score the better you will get language factor points.

  •   Which is the best way to enter Canada, through express entry or PNP? +

    Choosing the best way to enter Canada is solely dependent on the applicant’s personal choice and visa eligibility chances in which you are willing to apply. In order to decide the better way for you to apply for Canada PR, we need to know your eligibility chances first.

    It is suggested to contact the experienced Aptech Global visa experts who can guide you in a step by step manner for deciding the best way to enter Canada. Well, both Express Entry and PNP are good immigration pathways to apply for Canada Permanent Resident Visa. Under Express Entry, you get direct ITA from the Canadian Government and through PNPs a particular province in which you are eligible gives you the provincial nomination.

    Contact the visa experts of Aptech Global to decide your ultimate immigration pathway for Canada PR

  •   Do I need the help of consultant to apply for Canadian PR Express Entry in 2019? +

    It totally depends on individual choice whether to hire a consultant or not for immigration. If you are confident enough of self-arranging all the relevant documentation, are aware of the Canada PR process then in such a case you may apply on your own for Canada PR Express Entry.

    However, hiring a visa and immigration consultant to make things easy and simple for you because they know the complete and accurate Canada PR process along with minute details and documentation required to submit with the visa application. There are many migrants who have lost their Canada PR chances due to incorrect or incomplete submission of documents, applying under wrong visa category or inefficiency to provide settlement fund proofs etc.

    Thus, it is suggested to hire a good and reputed consultant who can help you with applying for Canada PR programs in a proper and systematic manner.

  •   How long does it take to get Canada PR through the express entry process? +

    The Express Entry process is the most popular visa and immigration pathway for the Canadian Permanent Residence. It has the fastest PR processing time. The general PR processing time for Express Entry is merely 6 months provided you have CRS score depending upon the current requirement of the Canadian government. The draw is generally conducted twice a month where the highest ranking applicant is invited to apply.

    A lot of factors are responsible to constitute the overall Canada PR processing time for Express Entry.

  •   What is the next step after receiving ITA from Canada through express entry? +

    Half of the battle is solved when you have received ITA for Express Entry and now you have to go through different document checks and verifications. You will get 60 days to submit your visa application along with supporting documents.

    It is advised to fill and submit your application well-in-advance as last-minute hurries may lead to non-good visa experience and if you submit applications on the last minute there are chances of facing server error due to extreme load on the last date of submission.

    Get to know the documentation part by connecting with our visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global.


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