Language test equivalency CLB charts | IELTS, TEF, CELPIP

If you want to qualify for Express Entry, then you must first qualify for one of the economic programs such as Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or Federal Skilled Trades Program (. Your language score must meet the threshold of any of those programs you are trying to qualify for.

CEC has two thresholds: CLB7 for skill types 0 and A. CLB6 for skill type B.
FSWP’s threshold is CLB7
FSTP under CLB: L: 5, R: 3.5, W: 4, S: 5

CLB Chart – Equivalencies between the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) (for English), the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (for French), and the results of language tests from designated testing organizations have been established and are summarized in the following tables.

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General 2014 Test score equivalency chart for reports issued on or after April 1, 2014
CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 10 10 10 10
9 9 9 9 9
8 8 8 8 8
7 7 7 7 7
6 6 6 6 6
5 5 5 5 5
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training – Test score equivalency chart
CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 8.0 7.5 8.5 7.5
9 7.0 7.0 8.0 7.0
8 6.5 6.5 7.5 6.5
7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
6 5.0 5.5 5.5 5.5
5 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
4 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.0
Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) – Test score equivalency chart for reports issued on or after April 1, 2014
CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 263-277 393-415 316-333 393-415
9 248-262 371-392 298-315 371-392
8 233-247 349-370 280-297 349-370
7 207-232 310-348 249-279 310-348
6 181-206 271-309 217-248 271-309
5 151-180 226-270 181-216 226-270
4 121-150 181-225 145-180 181-225

443 Responses to Language test equivalency CLB charts | IELTS, TEF, CELPIP

  1. haki says:

    Hello
    I got overall 6 in Itels but listining scores is less than6( 5.5). could I apply for express entry?

  2. Mutiu Niyi says:

    Please I’m an accompanying spouse.
    My IELTS result is this:

    L – 5.5
    R – 5.5
    W – 6.5
    S – 6.5
    Overall – 6.

    Do I need to write the test again?

  3. Anupriya says:

    Hi
    What will be my CLB score, if my Delf B2 score is as following:
    Listening: 9.5/25
    Reading:18/25
    Spoken: 10.5/25
    Writing: 15/25

  4. Shathakarni says:

    Hi
    What is the minimum score i required in celpip for FSW visa.

  5. Nour Fakhoury says:

    Please i need to know am willing to start my University study in Canada and i need to know if i can submit TEF instead of ILETS because am French educated.

    Nour Fakhoury

    Regards

    • Santhosh .padala says:

      No it should be like this listening 8,reading ,writing,speaking all three should be 7 or more than that but for canada L8,r7,w7,s7. If it was like that means then ur band score will be 7.5 which is enough and there be will more changes picked up from the pool

  6. Francis Chia says:

    Pls I recently did the ielts exams and my results are as follows speaking 7.5,reading 6,listening 7.5 and writing 7 my overall band score is 7 is it up to CLB 9

  7. Sneha says:

    Hi
    My IELTS SCore are L-8,R-7.5, S-7.5 and W-6.5. Can I apply for PNP for Ontario under express entry file?

  8. Menu says:

    I scored CLB 8 in IELTS. How many additional points given for CLB 9 score in Canada CRS?? Please help.

  9. Merry says:

    My IELTS score section wise R:6.5, L:6.5 , W:6, S:7.5
    CLB score would equate to ?

  10. Winston says:

    Sir I have completed writing ielts and I’ve scored
    Listening 7
    Reading 6.5
    Writing 5
    Speaking 5.5
    Am not applying for FSWP in Canada for PR am I eligible for it let me the process for me to go on
    And if no please help me in getting higher score

  11. edi says:

    Hello. I have the french test with this vote. Speaking 7, Reading 7, Writing 7,and Listeninig 4. Which is my Clb level please?

  12. Michelle Gamree says:

    My score in IELTS was:-
    Listening – 8
    Reading – 7.5
    Speaking – 7.5
    Writing – 6.5
    Overall 7.5

    What will my CLB score be?

  13. Daniel HC says:

    Hi all! My IELTS Results are:
    Listening: 7
    Reading: 8
    Writing: 7
    Speaking: 7
    What is my CLB level? Thanks!

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