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Take an IELTS Test Before Applying for Immigration to Canada

Are you immigrating to Canada?   The best way to provide proof of English language skills is to take a language proficiency test given by an organization approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). If you do so, you will be able to see exactly how many points you will receive for the language factor according to your test results.

You Must:

  • Make arrangements for testing by an approved organization. You will have to pay the costs.
  • Include the results of your test with your immigration application.

What Happens Next:

  • The test results will be used by CIC as conclusive proof of your language skills.
  • You can use language test results for one year from the time you took the test.

Approved English Language Testing Organizations 


International English Language testing System ( IELTS )

The IELTS is the test most often used for immigration purposes in Canada.  There are IELTS test centres in all major cities.

Important: IELTS has two options for the reading and writing tests. There is a "General Training" and an "Academic" option. You must take the "General Training" option.

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program ( CELPIP )

Applied Research and Evaluation Services of the University of British Columbia administers this test.


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