Language Comparison Table – Federal Skilled Worker [FSW]

Federal Skilled Worker Program

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

TEF

First official language (Maximum 24 points)

NCLC Level Ability: Speaking Ability: Listening Ability: Reading Ability: Writing 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 Ability: Listening Ability: Reading Ability: Writing Points (per ability)
5 and above 226 – 371+ 181 – 298+ 151 – 248+ 226 – 371+ 4