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

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

  1. I took IELTS and my L6,R4.5,S4.5,W4.5 can I apply for PR

  2. Savi says:

    What would be my CLB score :listening-7, reading-6.5, writing-6.5, speaking-8.0

  3. Harshavardhan Kothandapani says:

    L- 7.5, R- 6.5, S- 6.5, W- 6.
    Overall score- 6.5. Whether will consider under CLB 8 or not ? Pls advise

  4. Aaron Fernandes says:

    I gave the ielts and got a overall band 7,listening 8,reading 7,speaking 7 and writing 6.What will be my clb score?

  5. Sowkarthika says:

    Whats the IELTS score required for Canada PR?

  6. Urooba says:

    My IELTS score is Listening 8.5, Speaking 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 6.0. What will be my CLB score?

  7. Jitesh shah says:

    I want to know that my age is 39 so How much band required in litsning writing speaking nd reading…

  8. ADENIYI ADEBAYO says:

    I got the following IELTS GENERAL TRAINING RESULTS:
    LISTENING 5.0
    WRITING 6.0
    READING 6.5
    SPEAKING 6.5

    PLEASE AM I ELIGIBLE FOR CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENT VISA APPLICATION?
    ADVICE.

  9. Varun Kumar says:

    Hello sir/mam,

    Please let me know what would be the band requirements in CELPIP for GT students.

    Thanks

  10. Bonjour,
    Je demandé ça comment sa se passe TEF language test equivalency in french

  11. Aider moi pour que je puisse avoir des clair par rapport à ma question.

  12. Pauline says:

    Hi, my celpip scores are L-10,R-12,W-7,S-8. Is this band score good for immigration needs? Or does it need band 9 for each module?

  13. Sarfraz Butt says:

    Hello.
    Pls advise me that i am eligible for Canadian PR? my recent ielts score is
    Listening 6.0
    Reading 4.5
    Writing 5.5
    Speaking 6.5

    Age 39
    marriad and 2 kids
    ECA .. Master degree
    Work experience more than 6 years in Banking

  14. Julie says:

    My crs score is 425. How much do I need to score in TEF to get within the cut off score
    Pls advice
    I already hav clb 10 in english

  15. Suliano Vasuitoga Sauradu says:

    Interesting in laguage pass.

  16. Anamika says:

    I intend to know my CLB score
    L= 6 W=6 R=5.5 S=5.5

  17. Hello
    I want to know with regard to my ielts skill grades as : S 5.5 L 5.0 R 5.5 W 4.5 my Clb number what would be ? My intention is applying for Saskatchwuan .

  18. nitten rao says:

    career crafters has trained more than 28000 students so far for ielts .

    an average score of 7 band is what we target .

  19. Deepak says:

    I have the below scores
    Listening 7
    Reading 6.5
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 7.5

    What’s my CLB score

  20. EMMANUEL OSASU says:

    my ielts scores are -listening 6.5, reading 4.0,speaking 6.5 and speaking 6.5, what is my CLB?

  21. JUSTIN BIMBO says:

    HOW DO CALCULATE /CONVERT IELTS TO KNOW CLB

  22. My scores in IELTS is 7.0 in listening, 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in speaking and 6.0 in reading. Kindly advise of my CLB.
    Thanks.

  23. Siva says:

    Hi i got
    L 9
    R 9
    S 7.5
    W 6

    What can b my CLB level??

  24. Siva says:

    W is 7 not 6
    S 7.5
    L 9
    R 9

    Clb level?

  25. Raisa says:

    My IELTS score is
    L-7.5, R-7, W-6, S-7.5
    What will be my CLB LEVEL

  26. obikobe amarachi says:

    please can someone help me with my CLB.
    listening 8.5
    reading 7.5
    writing 6.5
    speaking 7.0

    • GUNJAN says:

      My Ielts score
      Listening – 7
      Reading. – 4.5
      Writing. – 6
      Speaking – 7
      Can I applying Saskatchewan SINP

  27. Fozia says:

    R 4.5
    L 4.5
    W 5.5
    S 5.5
    Total how much CLB?

  28. Khattra says:

    My IELTS score is L-7
    R-6
    W-5.5
    S- 6
    How many points I will get for each

  29. Dilshan says:

    Listening -9
    Reading – 8.5
    Speaking – 8
    Writing – 7

    Is my level equal to CLB – 9 ??

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