Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Skilled workers and professionals: Who can apply—Selection factors

Language testing

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/language-testing.asp

You must provide proof of language proficiency by tak ing a language test from an agency designated by CIC. With your test results, you will be able to see exactly how many points you will receive for the language selection factor.

You must

  • Make arrangements for testing by a CIC-designated agency. You will have to pay the costs.
  • Include the results of your test with your immigration application.

Note: If you do not include your test results with your application, it will not be processed and will be returned to you.

Do not request that your language test result be sent directly to the Centralized Intake Office . Submit your original test result with your complete application.

What happens next

  • You can use the equivalency charts to see exactly how many points you will earn based on your test results.
  • The test results will be used by CIC as conclusive proof of your language proficiency.
  • You can use language test results for one year from the time you took the test.

Designated language tests

You can arrange to take a language test from any of the following designated agencies.

English

Note: IELTS has two options for the reading and writing tests: “General Training” and “Academic.” You must take the “General Training” option.

CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index

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  2. admin Post author

    Note that Citizenship and Immigration Canada is also requiring the IELTS in the “Experience Class”.

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    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/cec/language-testing.asp

    Canadian Experience Class: Who can apply – Language testing

    To provide proof of language proficiency, you must take a language test given by an agency that is designated by CIC and include the results with your application.

    You must

    * Make arrangements for testing by a CIC-designated agency. You will have to pay the costs.
    * Include the results of your test with your immigration application.

    What happens next

    * You can use the equivalency charts to see exactly what Canadian Language Benchmark level you have based on your test results.
    * The test results will be used by CIC as conclusive proof of your language proficiency.
    * You can use language test results for one year from the time you take the test.

    Designated language tests

    CIC has designated agencies to conduct language testing and provide results for the Canadian Experience Class. These tests are:

    English

    * IELTS: International English Language Testing System

    Note: IELTS has two options for the reading and writing tests: “General Training” and “Academic.” You must take the “General Training” option

  3. Patricia Mindra Ozi

    I am in the process of applying for permanent residency in Canada under the Canadian Experience class. I want to know where I can take a language proficiency test in Halifax?

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