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IELTS to CLB Converter for Canada PR

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You must show that you have a strong command of the English language if you want to work, reside, or study in an English-speaking country.

There are several advantages to being able to speak in the national tongue of the country you want to work or study in. Additionally, it is crucial to the immigration procedure to Canada.

In order to demonstrate language ability in English, there are two recognized language examinations.

  1. CELPIP – Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
  2. IELTS – International English Language Testing System

The most popular test for anyone desiring to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). IELTS to CLB conversion, however, can occasionally be confusing. Read the information below to learn more about CLB, IELTS, and the IELTS to CLB calculator.

Describe CLB

Canadian Language Benchmark is referred to as CLB. It is the suggested method for identifying, defining, and evaluating immigrants' English language proficiency who wish to immigrate to Canada with the intention of settling down and working there. The 12 levels of the CLB benchmarks are divided into three phases. High CLB values show that candidates are fluent in the English language, whilst low CLB scores show that persons are illiterate in the language.

Describe IELTS

A language proficiency test called the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) was created for people who want to study or work in a nation where English is the main language of communication.

How may IELTS be converted to CLB?

CLB rates language competency on a scale of 1 to 12. In comparison, the IELTS exam provides a band score for each section that ranges from 1 to 9. Use the CLB Calculators below to translate your language test score into a Canadian Language Benchmark.

CLB scoring chart

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 10 10 10 10
9 9 9 9 9
8 8 8 8 8
7 7 7 7 7
6 6 6 6 6
5 5 5 5 5
4 4 4 4 4

IELTS to CLB calculator

CLB Level IELTS Reading IELTS Writing IELTS Listening IELTS Speaking
10 8.0 7.5 8.5 7.5
9 7.0 7.0 8.0 7.0
8 6.5 6.5 7.5 6.5
7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
6 5.0 5.5 5.5 5.5
5 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
4 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.0

Is the CLB calculator accurate?

Utilizing official Canadian immigration resources, the information above has been confirmed. However, make sure you are fully knowledgeable of the rules and goals of the immigration program before you completely rely on the information provided here.

Please only use the data that the aforementioned CLB calculator provides for informational and educational purposes. You should speak with a licensed Canadian immigration consultant about your unique situation before acting on the data in this calculator.

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A system is in place in Canada to match your language skills to the criteria. Your command of English is evaluated against CLB. There are 12 CLB levels, ranging from 1 for basic ability to 12. (fluency). You must prove your proficiency in either English or French if you're an immigrant who wants to apply for one of the Express Entry programs. Based on the outcomes of the exams, you can use the CLB calculator to determine the equivalent score for each of the four language abilities examined.

What is the score need for a Permanent Resident (PR) in Canada?

It is advised that you have four CLB or more. One should verify their local organization or institute for the minimum CLB score required, though, as different organizations in Canada have varying requirements. To improve your CRS score and, thus, your chances of being granted a Canada PR, you should aim for CLB 7 or above.

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