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What is the Minimum IELTS Score Required for Canada PNP 2019?

 

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.

The language factors is an important factor for which, an applicant can earn some valuable points to come into merit and get selected for Canada PR invitation. The Canadian government needs applicants to be proficient either English or French Language and give points also based on your proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)is the internationally recognized testing system for the English language. It is approved by the Canadian government as well.

 

IELTS Requirement for Different Canada Immigration Programs

Canadian government basically has two popular Permanent residency programs to allocate the PR to the foreign skilled professionals, i.e.

  • Federal Express Entry System and
  • Canada Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

Let’s find out the IELTS requirement in both programs.

IELTS Score Required for Express Entry System

Express Entry System wants minimum CLB 7 from the applicants. Find below the CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) vs IELTS band comparison to understand it better.

IELTS Score Required for Canada PNPs

There are different Canada Provincial Nominee programs, and every PNP has a different set of requirements based on their different streams. Let’s divide PNPs into two streams to understand the IELTS requirement for each.

CLB IELTS IELTS IELTS IELTS
Listening Reading Writing Speaking
1 1 1 1 1
2 2 1.5 2 2
3 3.5 2.5 3 3
4 4.5 3.5 4 4
5 5 4 5 5
6 5.5 5 5.5 5.5
7 6 6 6 6
8 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
9 8 7 7 7
10 8.5 8 7.5 7.5
  • Express Entry Stream IELTS Requirement for all  Canada PNPs

Since this stream is aligned with Federal Express Entry System, hence, its IELTS requirement is also the same i.e. CLB 7, i.e.

CLB IELTS IELTS IELTS IELTS
Listening Reading Writing Speaking
7 6 6 6 6
  •  Other PNP Streams’ IELTS Requirement

The IELTS requirement in other streams is not common but different based on the stream you select. For instance,

    • SINP- Occupation in Demand (OID) stream requires CLB 4 level proficiency from the applicants, i.e.
CLB IELTS IELTS IELTS IELTS
Listening Reading Writing Speaking
4 4.5 3.5 4 4


    • MPNP- Skilled Worker Stream also requires the CLB 4 level proficiency from the applicants, i.e.
CLB IELTS IELTS IELTS IELTS
Listening Reading Writing Speaking
4 4.5 3.5 4 4

 

Hence, the IELTS score requirement varies based on the PNP stream you choose to apply.

In case, you need further clarification or understanding about the IELTS score required for Canada PNP in 2019 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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