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The least IELTS band required for an applicant who is applying for Canada Permanent Residency is: Express Entry – 6 bands in each part (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) PNP – 6 bands in each part (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking). You must demonstrate that you meet the minimum IELTS score for Canada Express entry set by the CIC Canada, by providing proof of your proficiency in each of the four language abilities

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In English or French. If you wish to get points for your proficiency in both official languages (English & French), you must include the results of your official English and French language proficiency tests with your application.

Please Note:-
Language test results are valid for two years. They must be valid throughout application process, as well as when you submit a complete federal application to CIC for permanent residence.
Your Canada PR visa application will be declined with expired language test results.

Language Tests Accepted by CIC for Express Entry Visa

You may write /take any of these approved language tests:


  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System:- CIC accepts the General Training option for Canada PR visa, CIC doesn’t accept the Academic option for Express Entry.
  • CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program:- you must take the CELPIP-General test , CIC doesn’t accept the General-LS test for Express Entry
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  • TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français
  • TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français.


CLB level IELTS Reading IELTS writing IELTS speaking IELTS Listening
10 8 7.5 7.5 8.5
09 7 7 7 8
08 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
07 6 6 6 6

TEF Canada

CLB level TEF - Oral expression TEF- Listening comprehension TEF - Reading Comprehension TEF- Written expression
CLB 7 310 - 348 249 - 279 207 - 232 310 - 348
CLB 8 349 - 370 280 - 297 233 - 247 349 - 370
CLB9 371+ 298+ 248+ 371+


CLB level CELPIP G - Oral expression TEF- Listening comprehension CELPIP G - Reading Comprehension CELPIP G - Written expression
CLB 7 7 7 7 7
CLB 8 8 8 8 8
CLB 9 9 9 9 9

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