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LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY - (CLB)

Most of the Canada’s immigration programs require applicants to give proof of language proficiency in one or both of Canada’s official languages, English and French. Test scores of an approved language test have to be submitted with the application to prove Language
In order to provide proof of English-language proficiency, there are two approved language tests accepted and two approved tests for proving French-language proficiency. As well, for those seeking to immigrate to Quebec, this province has its own language testing options for both English and French

Approved Language Tests

In order to provide proof of English-language proficiency, there are two approved language tests accepted and two approved tests for proving French-language proficiency. As well, for those seeking to immigrate to Quebec, this province has its own language testing options for both English and French.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS), is to evaluate English-language proficiency in four components, Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Test scores in each component has different scores in calculation of CRS. Each component is given a score out of nine points. For Canadian Immigration purpose IELTS General is the requirement. The test is comprised to test four abilities: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. For more information about this exam, please consult the official website for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)

The CELPIP is the second English language test approved by IRCC to validate English-language proficiency for Canadian immigration. This test is only available in four countries: Canada, the Philippines, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. The test evaluates four abilities: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Each ability is scored out of 10 points. For more information about this exam, please consult the official website for the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP).

Test d’évaluation de français (TEF)

The Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) is one of two approved tests for demonstrating French-language proficiency for immigration to all provinces and territories other than Quebec. This test is available in many countries around the world. The test evaluates four abilities: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Each ability is scored uniquely, using the language scoring system outlined in the Test Score Equivalency chart. For more information about this exam, please consult the official website for the Test d’évaluation de français (TEF).

Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)

The Test de connaissance du français (TCF) is one of two approved tests for demonstrating French-language proficiency for immigration to all provinces and territories other than Quebec. This test is available in many countries around the world. The test evaluates four abilities: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Each ability is scored uniquely, using the language scoring system outlined in the Test Score Equivalency chart. For more information about this exam, please consult the official website for the  Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada).

Test Scores – CLB Equivalencies

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB ) is the Canadian system of language equivalencies according to the English or French test scores from the above mentioned tests. There are 10 CLB Levels. The higher someone scores, the more points they will receive in points assessments and ranking systems. Refer to the language test equivalency charts below to determine how your scores stack up.
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