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IELTS Requirement For PNP Ontario

Language assessment- English or French for a foreign skilled worker coming to Canada as a permanent resident is an important factor along with other requirements. Thus, IELTS Requirement for PNP Ontario is important and an essential factor of deciding your chances for applying Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

 Ontario Immigration is processed in accordance with Express Entry programs and thus, the language ability requirement is exactly like express entry program. This means that all applicants must have an English or a French-language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or above in all language competencies (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) in language test.

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The OINP Will Only Accept the Following Language Tests:

  • International English Language Testing (IELTS) (General Training Test only)
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) (General Test only) for English testing, and
  • Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada),
  • Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) for French testing

Competency IELTS CELPIP TEF TCF
Listening 6.0 7.0 249-279 458-502
Reading 6.0 7.0 207-232 453-498
Writing 6.0 7.0 310-348 10-11
Speaking 6.0 7.0 310-348 10-11

IELTS – CLB

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

CLB Level Listening Reading Writing 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

TEF – CLB

CLB Level Listening Reading Writing Speaking
10 316-333 263-277 393-415 393-415
9 298-315 248-262 371-392 371-392
8 280-297 233-247 349-370 349-370
7 249-279 207-232 310-348 310-348
6 217-248 181-206 271-309 271-309
5 181-216 151-180 226-270 226-270
4 145-180 121-150 181-225 181-225

TCF - CLB

CLB Level Listening Reading Writing Speaking
10 549-699 549-699 16-20 16-20
9 523-548 524-548 14-15 14-15
8 503-522 499-523 12-13 12-13
7 458-502 453-498 10-11 10-11
6 398-457 406-452 7-9 7-9
5 369-397 375-405 6 6
4 331-368 342-374 4-5 4-5

Please note:- IELTS/ English language test result must not be more than 2 years old for applying Ontario PNP. Wondering how to get IELTS score for OINP? Practice language test modules to claim high points in the language requirement test.

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