IELTS is one of the world’s most popular high-stakes English language tests, with 3.5 million tests taken in the past year. It is the English test of choice for educational organisations, professional associations, and employers across Canada.

IELTS is accepted by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and by universities and colleges across Canada, so if you would like to move to Canada, IELTS is the right test for you. 

Study in Canada 

IELTS is accepted by over 350 institutes and universities in Canada. The IELTS test score can help you achieve the goal of getting accepted into a Canadian college or university. 

Check the list of institutions and universities in Canada that accept IELTS.

If you would like to study in Canada, take the IELTS Academic test.

Immigration to Canada

IELTS was the first test to be recognised by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Immigration Quebec as proof of English language proficiency for Express Entry (Skilled Immigrants), Quebec-selected skilled workers and Provincial Nominee program.

Canadian Language Requirements

The Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) is the Canadian standard used to describe, measure and recognise the language ability of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants who plan to live and work in Canada.

The table below shows how IELTS General Training test scores equate to the CLB standards:

  IELTS General Training Score
Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Listening Reading Writing Speaking
CLB1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
CLB2 2.0 1.5 2.0 2.0
CLB3 3.5 2.5 3.0 3.0
CLB4 4.5 3.5 4.0 4.0
CLB5 5.0 4.0 5.0 5.0
CLB6 5.5 5.0 5.5 5.5
CLB7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
CLB8 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
CLB9 8.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
CLB10 8.5 8.0 7.5 7.5
CLB11 9.0 8.5 8.0 8.0
CLB12 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0

If you would like to work or live in Canada, take the IELTS General training test.

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