Federal Skilled Worker Language Requirement

 

IELTS

First official language (Maximum 24 points)

CLB Level

Ability: Speaking

Ability: Listening

Ability: Reading

Ability: Writing

Points per ability

7

6.0

6.0 – 7.0

6.0

6.0

4

8

6.5

7.5

6.5

6.5

5

9

7.0

8.0

7.0

7.0

6

10 and above

7.5 – 9.0

8.5 – 9.0

8.0 – 9.0

7.5 – 9.0

6

 

Second official language (4 points if you meet the minimum threshold in all four language abilities)

CLB Level

Ability: Speaking

Ability: Listening

Ability: Reading

Ability: Writing

Points (total)

5 and above

5.0 – 9.0

5.0 – 9.0

4.0 – 9.0

5.0 – 9.0

4

 

CELPIP

First official language (Maximum 24 points)

If you took the test on or after April 1, 2014:

CLB Level

Ability: Speaking

Ability: Listening

Ability: Reading

Ability: Writing

Points per ability

7
CELPIP-G-2014

7

7

7

7

4

8
CELPIP-G-2014

8

8

8

8

5

9
CELPIP-G-2014

9

9

9

9

6

10 and above
CELPIP-G-2014

10+

10+

10+

10+

6

 

If you took the test before April 1, 2014:

CLB Level

Ability: Speaking

Ability: Listening

Ability: Reading

Ability: Writing

Points per ability

7
CELPIP-G

4L

4L

4L

4L

4

8
CELPIP-G

4H

4H

4H

4H

5

9
CELPIP-G

5L

5L

5L

5L

6

10 and above
CELPIP-G

5H

5H

5H

5H

6

Note: CELPIP test results for tests written before May 3, 2013 will have a score of 5 for each ability for CLB levels 9 and 10.

Second official language (4 points if you meet the minimum threshold in all four language abilities)

If you took the test on or after April 1, 2014:

CLB Level

Ability: Speaking

Ability: Listening

Ability: Reading

Ability: Writing

Points (total)

5 and above

5 – 12

5 – 12

5 – 12

5 – 12

4

 

If you took the test before April 1, 2014:

CLB Level

Ability: Speaking

Ability: Listening

Ability: Reading

Ability: Writing

Points (total)

5 and above

  • 3L
  • 3H
  • 4L
  • 4H
  • 5L
  • 5H
  • 3L
  • 3H
  • 4L
  • 4H
  • 5L
  • 5H
  • 3L
  • 3H
  • 4L
  • 4H
  • 5L
  • 5H
  • 3L
  • 3H
  • 4L
  • 4H
  • 5L
  • 5H

4

 

TEF

First official language (Maximum 24 points)

NCLC Level

Ability: Speaking (expression orale)

Ability: Listening (compréhension de l’orale)

Ability: Reading (compréhension de l’écrit)

Ability: Writing (expression écrite)

Points (per ability)

7

310 – 348

249 – 279

207 – 232

310 – 348

4

8

349 – 370

280 – 297

233 – 247

349 – 370

5

9 and above

371+

298+

248+

371+

6

 

Second official language (4 points if you meet the minimum threshold in each of the four language abilities)

NCLC Level

Ability: Speaking (expression orale)

Ability: Listening (compréhension de l’orale)

Ability: Reading (compréhension de l’écrit)

Ability: Writing (expression écrite)

Points (per ability)

5 and above

226 – 371+

181 – 298+

151 – 248+

226 – 371+

4