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What is the Minimum IELTS Score required for Canada Immigration 2018?

Minimum IELTS Score required for Canada Immigration 2018?

Immigrating to Canada is a dream to many. Thousands of skilled people year after year are being invited by the country to come and stay permanently. However, to be eligible to move to Canada, one has to have minimum language ability. Canada is a bi-lingual country with both English Speaking and French Speaking population strata. Thus immigrating to Canada means having a strong hold on these two official languages. In other words, one of the mandatory steps in the direction of immigrating is having a required level of language proficiency, primarily in English and secondarily in French.

This language proficiency is required because after immigrating to Canada, you need to speak, write, listen, read and even eat English! Therefore, to be able to fine-tune with Canadian people at both personal and professional sphere, a minimum language skill is expected out of you.

To do away with the required level of language proficiency, a candidate has to appear for an English language test called IELTS. IELTS stands for International English Language Testing Standards. It is premium test examination conducted all over India at a nominal cost and consist of 4 modules namely Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

There are two active categories of IELTS exam. One is Academic and another is general training. For the purpose of Canada Immigration, you have to appear for general training IELTS only. Note that there are other language proficiency tests too but IELTS is the most widely accepted English testing exam. The proficiency test is conducted over 500 centers in 120 countries. IELTS is an acceptable proficiency test not only for Canada but also for countries like Australia, UK and USA, for both work and study purposes.

Let us look at IELTS general training 4 modules of examination:

  • Listening:  This segment contains 40 questions with the allotted time of 30 minutes and an added extra 10 minutes for transference.
  • Reading:   This segment also contains 40 questions and examinees are given 60 minutes for completing it.
  • Writing:    This segment comprises of 2 tasks and examinees are given 60 minutes for completing it.
  • Speaking: Comprising of 3 parts, examinees are given 11 to 14 minutes complete this segment.

On Canada’s Point assessment grid, a point score equals to 24 points is given for maximum language proficiency. In IELTS, if one manages to earn CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) 10, then a good total CRS score for immigration can be achieved.

To be eligible for Canada PR visa, you must get at least 67 points out of 100 based on your age, education, work experience and language skills. It is glass clear that having a decent IELTS score is imperative if you want success in getting your PR visa. We therefore advise you to take TCWW’s professional IELTS kit to excel in your very first attempt!

The below table will give you division of points for language proficiency factor:

  1. For Express Entry Application

First official language (Maximum 24 points)

CLB Level

Ability: Speaking

Ability: Listening

Ability: Reading

Ability: Writing

Points per ability



6.0 – 7.0
















10 and above

7.5 – 9.0

8.5 – 9.0

8.0 – 9.0

7.5 – 9.0



2.For Canada PR visa at large

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)

Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 136)

For each language ability

34 points

CLB 3 or lower














CLB 10 or higher


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