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IELTS is trusted for migration to Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) trusts IELTS for all visas that require you to provide proof of English language proficiency. IELTS is the world’s most popular test of English. 

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IELTS English test for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) 

If you apply for a visa to stay or move to Canada, you must be aware of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requirements for English language tests. 

So, when you apply for a work visa, professional recognition or permanent residency in Canada, it is likely that you will be required to present evidence of English language proficiency. IELTS General Training is a tried and trusted test accepted by IRCC for immigration to Canada. 

The IELTS test you take – and the score you need – will depend on both your visa requirements and/or the requirements of the institution where you plan to study or work. 

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If you intend to study in Canada, it’s likely you need to provide evidence of your English. Schools and Universities in Canada trust IELTS Academic as evidence of your English language proficiency. 

What English language test do you need for migration to Canada? 

The available language tests for Canadian Immigration are: IELTS, CELPIP and TEF. 

Almost every category of economic immigration to Canada requires you to submit the results of a language test. What test you need, and what score you require depends on the program you apply for. 

What is the difference between IELTS, CELPIP, or TEF? 

 You have to provide language test results from a recognised test provider. IRCC trusts and recognises two test providers in English, IELTS, and CELPIP. CELPIP stands for and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program. There is also an option if you need (or want) to take your language test in French. In that case, you should do the TEF: Test d’évaluation de français.

Regardless of the test, all three tests give you a score for each of four language abilities: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. 

If you are in Australia and you are thinking about moving to Canada, make sure you book your IELTS test

IELTS is one of the biggest English tests in the world which means lots of countries and institutions will recognise it.   -- Why Jackie from China chose IELTS ( read more

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