Canada has made it compulsory that all immigrants migrating to the must prove that they are able to communicate fluently in French or English Language. To prove this, you must seat for, and pass an English test and the result will be presented as proof.
IELTS which stands for International English Language Testing System is one of the recognized English language test systems for immigrants. This system tests candidates’ English Language proficiency based on four factors namely Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Reading.
How does IELTS work?
IELTS scores candidates between 1 to 10. Candidates who wish to migrate to Canada must seat the International English Language Testing System exam if their preferred language is English.
The IELTS score you need depends on the requirements of your visa, and the organization where you plan to study or work.
Canada has stipulated a minimum score that candidates must obtain to qualify for Canada immigration. Those who fail will have to try again. Presently, there are no limits as to how many times you can take the exam, you can keep trying until you obtain the required score.
To show how important your language communication skill is to Canada, all the immigration programs in Canada have been mandated to incorporate the language test proof as a basic requirement for all candidates.
The minimum score may vary depending on which program you are applying to. Some programs require a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) as low as 4, while some may require 6 or as high as 8 CLB.
Candidates who have express entry profiles are also given points depending on the language test score obtained. Scoring high in either English Language test or the French Language test can boost your ranking in the pool. And being proficient in both English and the French Language will even increase your score more.
Whether you are immigrating to Canada through the Express Entry program or other eligible options, it is essential to do your very best on your IELTS exam.