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What is minimum IELTS Band Score Required for Canada PR 2019?

 

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is globally popular and recognized testing agency for the English language. Canadian government accepts

IELTS as the proof of English language proficiency. However, the big time question here is, what is the minimum IELTS Score required to apply Canada PR?

Federal Express Entry System is the popular immigration system of Canada. It is a point based online Immigration System of Canada launched by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in January 2015. IELTS requirements are different for different Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada. You will read about the same in different PNP link given below.

Let’s find out what is the minimum IELTS requirement for Express Entry System.

What is Minimum IELTS Score Required for Express Entry System 2019?

The Express Entry System requires the minimum CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) 7 for all four language abilities. Let’s take a look at the CLB vs IELTS band comparison.

CLB

Level

Ability: Speaking

Ability: Listening

Ability: Reading

Ability: Writing

Points per

Ability

7

6

6.0 – 7.0

6

6

4

8

6.5

7.5

6.5

6.5

5

9

7

8

7

7

6

10 and above

7.5 – 9.0

8.5 – 9.0

8.0 – 9.0

7.5 – 9.0

6


 

How many Express Entry points you can earn for IELTS score?

Since Express Entry is a point-based immigration system of Canada, you must know, up to how many immigration points you can earn for your IELTS band score achieved in Express Entry.

Express Entry System of Canada is based on CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). The CRS assess the profile of an applicant registered in express entry and accordingly allocate him points based on age, education, language proficiency, work experience, etc. selection factors. Find out how many CRS points you can earn in Express entry for your achieved IELTS band score or CLB score (comparison of CLB Vs IELTS given in the above section).

CRS Points based on your achieved CLB score

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability

With a spouse or common-law partner

Without a spouse or common-law partner

(Maximum 128 points)

(Maximum 136 points)

Less than CLB 4

0

0

CLB 4 or 5

6

6

CLB 6

8

9

CLB 7

16

17

CLB 8

22

23

CLB 9

29

31

CLB 10 or more

32

34

 

The above table shows the points you can achieve, when you are applying with the spouse or common-law partner and also when you are applying without a spouse or common-law partner (when partners credentials have not been counted in express entry point system).

 

Get professional assistance to apply Canada PR

If you are not well versed with Express Entry CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) system or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) functioning and operation, you may get in touch with a registered Canadian immigration Advisory Service for inclusive assistance.

Also, keep visiting the Canada PR Avenue website to know about the latest immigration news 2019, rule changes, updates, etc. with regards to Canadian point-based immigration system, IELTS, CLB, etc.

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