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Minimum IELTS Score Required for Canada PNP 2024

To allocate permanent residency to the foreign skilled immigrants, Canadian government first assess them based on some key selection factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, language skills, etc. for all these factors, an applicant gets points. This total point score should be high enough to be considered by the government. The profiles with good score get the Invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency from the Federal government of Canada or IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.?

Language proficiency is an important factor and an applicant may earn some valuable points to get selected for? Canada PR invitation. The Canadian government needs applicants to be proficient in either English or French Language and award points based on their language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is among a popular internationally recognized testing system?.


If your estimated CRS scores are low, you may apply for provincial nomination and obtain 600 additional points, which are then added to your current Express entry CRS point score.?

IELTS Requirement for Different Canada Immigration Programs

There are two popular Permanent residency programs among foreign skilled professionals, i.e.?

Let’s find out the IELTS requirement for both the programs.?

IELTS Score Required for Express Entry System

Express Entry System manages three economic immigration programs and have different language requirement for each.?

Federal Skilled Worker Program

  • First Official Language: Minimum CLB 7 or NCLC 7 in French (for all four abilities)
  • Second Official Language: Minimum level of CLB or NCLC 5 (for all four abilities)

Canadian Experience Class

  • For NOC Skill Level 0 or A: Minimum level of CLB 7 or NCLC 7 (for all four abilities)
  • For NOC Skill Level B: Minimum level of CLB 5 or NCLC 5 (for all four abilities)

Federal Skilled Trades Program

  • For Speaking and listening ability: Minimum level of CLB 5 or NCLC 5 
  • For Reading and writing ability: Minimum level of CLB 4 or NCLC 4?

Canadian PNPs with low point score requirement

Following PNPs have a low score requirement, which makes it easier for applicants to qualify for nomination.


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) doesn t have any prior minimum CRS score criteria. The program director announces the minimum score requirement for each OINP draw. The province invites applicants below 400 CRS points under a few conditions, like having experience in targeted IT occupations, French language proficiency, etc. 


Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) is one of the most easiest PNPs. Under its Express Entry aligned stream, the AAIP invites the candidates with CRS score as low as 300 CRS points.


Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has now introduced EOI (Expression of Interest) based selection system for Occupation in Demand and Express Entry streams. Also, the SINP has its own point assessment grid and selects the EOI profiles based on that system.The minimum score requirement for the recent SINP draw was ranging between the 65 and 85 points for Express Entry and Occupation in Demand Subcategory.

Prince Edward Island

PEI is an Atlantic province and has its own Provincial Nominee Program with a unique point system for selecting applicants.  PEI PNP never reveals the points score requirement for labour and Express Entry stream. While the points score requirement for its Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream ranges between 80 and 120 points. 


Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has its own EOI (Expression of Interest) system and a separate point-based selection system.?



In case, you need further clarification or understanding about the IELTS score required for Canada PNP in 2022 or express entry or want to confirm your eligibility for the easiest Canadian PNP, you may drop us an e-mail to our Canada immigration expert at info@canadapravenue.com

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