- FSW Points 1st Language
- CRS Points No Spouse
- CRS Points With Spouse
Are you looking to immigrate to Canada? There are many educational and professional opportunities available and the standard of living is very high among westernized countries. Most Canadians speak English and a great number of individuals speak French as well.
Have you already taken a language ability test for English or French with good results? Immigrating to Canada through the Express Entry System could be an ideal option for you.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is accepted by the IRCC (government department of, "Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) as evidence of English-language proficiency. You'll be required to present your test result as a part of your application.
The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is also accepted by the IRCC as evidence of English-language proficiency. You'll be required to present your test result as a part of your application.
The TEF (Test d'Evaluation du Français) is an assessment of proficiency in the French language, used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to assign points for the language factor when applying for citizenship.
For adult and prospective immigrants who are seeking to live and work in this beautiful country, the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) is the national standard of English for the four areas of second language ability - listening, reading, writing and speaking.
There are 12 CLBs that cover the range from the most basic English proficiency (CLB 1) to complete fluency in English (CLB 12).
In French, the Canadian government classifies language ability with levels known as a Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC).
IRCC will only process applications based on the CLB or NCLC.
In order to determine your CLB from your IELTS, CELPIP or TEF test scores, you can use our IELTS, CELPIP and TEF calculator (at the top of this page). It will help to convert any of your test results to CLB.
Our calculator will assist you in converting your test results using the language test equivalency charts provided by the IRCC.
Our calculator can convert test scores in one to four abilities (listening, reading, writing and speaking) into their corresponding CLB(s) or in any combination between the tests. You can choose the test type in the first box (top), then enter your corresponding 4 scores for each language ability for that test to the right of that box.
You can also convert CLBs into FSW for CRS Points. *Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) & Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). There are 2 CRS point situations, the first is without a spouse and the second is with a spouse.
Take the General IELTS exam and not the academic one.
The CELPIP tests are only available in the following Canadian cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto, Canada.
Yes, it applies to all applicants, even people who were born and raised in English speaking countries. Submit the results of your IELTS exam with your application.
That is no longer possible. Your application won't be processed without submission of your exam results. An IELTS, CELPIP or a TEF test will do.
Since you have French speaking ability, you can take the Test D’Evaluation de Francais (TEF) that is conducted in many places.
Submit your results for the reading, listening, writing and speaking tests. You can skip the grammar and structure tests, they are not required.
Or, you can take it as part of the listening and reading portion of the TEF.
The maximum score is 28 points for English and French proficiency.
Your maximum score is 4points for CLB 5 and above.
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