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. Ramneet Kalra says:

    Listening 8.5
    Reading 8
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 7.5

    • CICS Immigration Team says:

      If you get 7 in writing, then you’ll have a very good chance through Express Entry. If you need assistance with your Express Entry application, contact us.

      • Camille Maranhão says:

        Hi, my score is CELP: R12, W8, S8, L9. I have 36 years and 1 year of Canadian experience. My husband recently graduated (2 years program at Centennial College). But when we do express entry points calculator in the CIC website, we only get 449 points… After submitting the profile, does the score changes? Do you think it is a good idea to start the profile?

  2. Tara says:

    My IELTS score is 8 overall – L8.5 R 8.5 W 6.5 S 7.5 .What will be by CLB level ?

    • CICS Immigration Team says:

      If you get 7 in Writing, then you’ll have a very good chance to be selected from the Express Entry pool. If you need assistance with your application, contact us.

  3. Sujith says:

    L =6.5
    R= 7.0
    W=7.0
    S=8.0
    Can any one tell me my CLB?
    Can i apply for PR?

  4. Tejinder says:

    My real bro set in manitova. My crs is 543. But not ITA. So which require is celpip.my olets scree is 5.5,5.5,5,4.

  5. Tejinderkaur says:

    My CRS Is 543. My real bro set in manitova.but not received is ITA. So which require is celpip.

  6. Seun says:

    Please, help calculate my CLB for the following IELTS Scores that I got: R = 6.0, W = 7.5, L = 7.5, S = 8.0. My Overall Band Score is 7.5. Thanks.

  7. NIRAJ SHARMA says:

    Bonjour vous avec besoin clb niveau 7 (septh) pour l,’éxamination au TCF

  8. Joy Ola says:

    My IELTS score is speaking 7.5, listening 6, writing 5.5 and reading 5.5 with an average score of 6. What’s is my CLB?

  9. Narinder says:

    I scored L 6 R 7 W 6 S 7 in celpip exam
    What is my clb level?

  10. Jyotish says:

    S: 9; R: 8.5; W: 6.5; L: 6.5
    How does it fair in the overall points’ system?

  11. Bharadwaj says:

    I have scored of L=7.5 / R=7.5 / W=6.5 / S=6.5. May i know if i qualify for express entry? Also, i have masters degree from USA, 4 years work experience in IT field. Age=36

  12. Rein says:

    Can each category compensate point one another?
    Let say my IELTS listening result is 6.0, meanwhile reading 7.0
    Will I get the same CLB score in total?

  13. Kunal Shah says:

    Dear Sir,
    I have 14years of exeprienec in Banking and Financial sector in INDIA. Right now I’m starting my own business in financial sector in Mortgage business. I want to know about my eligibility criteria and as per exeprienec how many occupation list is open in state nomination pogram. However, which CLB leave I have to catch for eligible in IELTS
    With Regards
    Kunal Shah

  14. Hartesh says:

    S 6
    R 4.5
    L 6
    W 6.5

    Overall 6

    What is my clb

  15. Sahiba says:

    What is my cbl score i got L-5.5,R-5.5,W-6,S-6.5 in ielts

  16. Gurpreet Anand says:

    Hi
    I scored overall 8 band
    L-9
    R- 7.5
    W-6.5
    S-8
    I want to know my clb pints accurately it’s 8 or 9
    Or I am eligible for Canada express entry program

  17. Nidhi Arora says:

    What is my CBL, I have following ielts score:
    Reading :6
    Writing:7
    Speaking:7
    Listening:6

    Please help!

  18. usman kadiri says:

    hello
    My wife wrote IELTS late last year
    She scored an overall band of 7.5

    Listening – 8.5
    Reading -8.5
    Writing -6.0
    speaking 7.5

    for some reason she feels this is below the CLB 7 for Canadian Immigration

    Please advise

  19. Nayankumar says:

    Hello
    CAE result is to be valid or not?

  20. Nare says:

    L5, R4.5 , W5.5 , s 5.5 how much clb

  21. Parvathy says:

    L- 6.5, R-6, W-6.5, S-6.5
    What is my clb

  22. Sonya says:

    Hello,
    I live in Belgium. How do test foor clb5?
    Please help me.

  23. Reza says:

    My ielts result is : L:7.5 R:7 W:6.5 S:5.5
    What is my clb?

  24. Sai says:

    Listening – 8
    Reading – 9
    Writing – 7
    Speaking – 6
    What is will be my CLB score, Will be eligible for Express Entry or PNP ?

  25. Rai Godoy says:

    My CELPIP was :
    Listening: 8
    Reading: 6
    Writing: 6
    Speaking: 6

    May I applicate to PR ???

  26. john says:

    if my CBL is 5 what is the score that i need to goal IELTS GENERAL TRAINING per category?

  27. Manoj says:

    I want to apply for study permit although I already got admission on university without ilets . Now high commission ask for ilets , then what is minimum requirement for my case

  28. Karan says:

    I have overall band 8
    L 7.5
    R 9
    S 8
    W 7

  29. Mansoor Khalid says:

    I got 8.5 in listening
    8 in reading
    6.5 in writing
    8.5 in speaking

    As per the criteria I don’t fall in clb 9
    My current status is clb 8

    Should I apply for PR

    I’ve 7 year experience in call center customer service
    And a bachelor degree approved by WES Canada

  30. Jas says:

    S 6.5
    L 5.5
    R 5.5
    W 5.5
    What is my clb?
    Can i m eligible for Canada PNP .

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