Many skilled immigrants find Canada as a dream destination and this is possible owing to the running of Express Entry programs and Provincial Nominee Programs. Demonstrating language proficiency in English/French is a mandatory requirement to obtain the Canadian work or study visa. Also there are Separate language tests for measuring the proficiency of a candidate in these official languages.
Approved Language Test
IRCC accepts language skills in meeting the basic requirements in four categories of Speaking, Listening, Reading, and finally in Writing. In the English segment, aspirants can take any of the CELPIP and IELTS that are approved tests:
CELPIP is the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program and IELTS is the International English Language Testing System
For proficiency in French, the aspirants can take an approved test like the TEF Canada (Test d’évaluation de français) or the TCF Canada (Test de Connaissance du français)
The candidates have to appear for the General Training category because the Academic category is not accepted in the Express Entry. In IRCC norms there is a necessity to get the standards of Canadian Language Benchmark as a measure of their proficiency in English.
Additionally Niveaux de compétence Linguistique canadiens otherwise called NCLC standard measures the proficiency in French.
Verification of Language Test Results
The candidates must also ensure to verify language test results and they must not be lesser than two years in date of appearing. This is an important norm in applying for PR in Canada. There were recent changes in the Express Entry which get 30 additional score points for having a strong ability in the French language. For all further guidance on immigration to Canada please contact us and get the essential details.
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