For all the candidates with a dream to become permanent residents of Canada, the criteria of English or French language proficiency is the key to successfully obtain Canadian PR. A huge number of points are awarded to an applicant for his or her language skills, especially to the Express Entry candidates. In fact, so far in the year 2019, the language proficiency solely constituted up to 63% of the total points required to be eligible for Canadian PR.
The government of Canada offers all its official federal government publications, documents, and services in two of its official, i.e. English and French. Thus, an immigrant must be proficient in either French or English language in order to adjust to the lifestyle and to effectively communicate with other people around.
So, if we talk about the popular Express Entry System of Canada, which manages three key skilled workers immigration programs, the main ranking criteria are via the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Under this system, candidates are awarded scores on the basis of their key factors like age, education, adaptability, work experience and language ability.
Under this CRS point system, a candidate who doesn t have a spouse or legal partner who possesses a high English or French language proficiency in all four language abilities can score up to 290 points. For better understanding, you may refer to the table drawn below:
|Points Category||CRS Points|
|Human capital factors: Official languages proficiency||160|
|Skill transferability factors: Good or strong languages proficiency and factors such as education and foreign work experience||100|
|Additional points: Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and scored CLB 5 or higher on all four English skills||30|
According to a survey conducted on international students, approximately 600,000 students are aspiring to become permanent residents of Canada. For this, they must score minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks 7 to apply for immigration under any provincial or federal immigration program.
Though, there are some exceptions in a few provincial and federal immigration programs, where the language requirements are CLB 4 as well. And as said earlier, scoring a high a CLB level will definitely improve your chances of obtaining an ITA.
In fact, as per the Express Entry report issued by the federal government of Canada, approximately 25%, i.e. nearly 90,000 immigrants who have obtained their ITAs in 2018 were former foreign students who are a Canadian degree or diploma holders.
When it comes to applying for Canadian citizenship, the minimum CLB level 4 is required. According to a survey conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2018, nearly 91% of Canada’s permanent residents residing from the past 10 years have gone for naturalization.
In order to improve your chances of obtaining ITA and eventually become a Canadian permanent resident, you should always work upon improving your language skills.
In your efforts to improve your English or French language ability, Canada PR Avenue can become your support system. By opting for our Language Coaching, you can be sure about getting the right guidance.
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