Language requirements for Canada Immigration


Canada Language requirements

Language is mandatory for any person who is willing to immigrate to the dream destination hence many countries set a certain set of language eligibility to enter into their country. Likewise, Canada also sets language eligibility rules to enter their country. To immigrate to Canada under the economic immigration program language proficiency test is mandatory, If you are efficient in English and French you can attend both the language test there are three types of tests accepted by the federal government of Canada for Language test.

Canada language eligibility requirements

For the English Language test

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) General Training version
  • CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) General test version

For the French Language test

  • TEF Canada (Test d’évaluation de français)

English Proficiency requirements:

Canada supports two language tests for English proficiency IELTS and CELIP.

IELTS is one of the most recognized language tests across English-speaking countries across the globe. Generally, IELTS is been categorized into two types which include General and Academic. The general category is suitable for immigration who want to immigrate under the economic immigration program. It evaluates your score on a scale of 1 to 9.

CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) is one of the most recognized English language tests recognized by the IRCC for immigration, Proficiency, and migration. It checks the Candian English language proficiency whether the candidate has the ability to speak the Candian accent. Generally, CELPIP is been categorized into two types which include General Ls and General test. For immigration purposes, you can choose the general test category.

Below the table shows the CLB for the English language proficiency test generally the test will be conducted based on Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening based on the secure points the CLB level points will be calculated

Reading Speaking Writing Listening CLB Level
Bands 6 6 6 6 to 7 = CLB 7
Points 4 4 4 4 = 16
Bands 6.5 6.5 6.5 7.5 = CLB 8
Points 5 5 5 5 = 20
Bands 7 – 7.5 7 7 8 = CLB 9
Points 6 6 6 6 = 24
Bands 8 – 9 7.5-9 7.5 – 9 8.5 – 9 = CLB 10
Points 6 6 6 6 = 24

 TEF Canada (Test d’évaluation de français)

In general, it is a french language test to check proficiency in french.TEF is also broadly subcategorized into two categories TEF and the TEFAQ.If you are going to apply for PR we would recommend taking TEF. Based on your Listening, reading, speaking, and Reading you will generate the CLB points.

CLB Level Speaking Listening Reading Writing Points
4 4 4 3.5 to 4 4 4

These are certain sets of immigration language eligibility requirements to immigrate to Canada.If you are a Canada Immigration aspirant struggling to clear your IELTS or TEF Green-tree immigration will help you to improve your Language eligibility by providing

  • Regular mock test to monitor your progress
  • Video tutorials for better understanding
  • Detailed course Tools for daily practices for Reading, Speaking, Writing, and listening
  • Flexible online trading from home


Green Tree Immigration will support you from Scratch till you Immigrate to Canada. If you are an Immigrating aspirant struggling to improve your language skills Consult with our experts we will guide you to improve your language eligibility skills.

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