New Language Requirements Under the Revised Federal Skilled Worker Program – CLB to IELTS

Qualifying for the Federal Skilled Worker Program will require meeting minimum language requirements under rules that will be put in place in early 2013

New language requirements under the new Federal Skilled Worker program

CLB to IELTS Conversion

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has released more details about the new Federal Skilled Worker program, which will be launched in January of 2013, and it includes changes to how language proficiency is assessed. In an interview with CICS News, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) Alex Khadempour said applicants would need to focus more on language under the new rules:

“If you are looking to apply for the new Federal Skilled Worker program, it’s best to start by understanding the new language requirements and to write your exam as soon as possible so that you don’t miss the window of opportunity before the quota fills up.”

“CIC plans to significantly increase the maximum points awarded for proficiency in the English and French languages from 24 points to 28 points, making language the single biggest factor in an application’s chances of being accepted,” he added.

Details of the proposed changes

First Official Language:

According to a bulletin released by CIC, an applicant must prove a minimum proficiency in each of the four language abilities, speaking, listening, reading and writing, that is at the Canadian Language Benchmark 7 (CLB 7) level for English or is at the Niveau de compétence linguistique canadien 7 (NCLC 7) level for French, in order to qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) program.

For the English language requirement, CLB 7 is equivalent to scoring 6 on the IELTS. For the French language requirement, NCLC 7 is equivalent to scoring 309, 248, 206 and 309 on the speaking, listening, reading and writing modules of the Test d’évaluation de français (TEF), respectively. 4 points are awarded for each of the four language abilities, meaning that all candidates that meet the mandatory minimums on all language abilities will have at least 16 points.

The bulletin also states that applicants will be awarded one extra point for each language ability for which they score CLB 8 or NCLC 8 and two extra points if they score CLB 9 or NCLC 9 (for a maximum of 24 points).

The IELTS equivalent to CLB 8 is 7.5, 6.5, 6.5 and 6.5 on Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The TEF equivalent to NCLC 8 is 349, 280, 233, and 349 on Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, respectively.

The IELTS equivalent to CLB 9 is 7.5+, 6.5+, 6.5+, and 6.5+ on Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The TEF equivalent to NCLC 9 is 349+, 280+, 233+, and 349+ on Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, respectively.

Second Official Language:

The number of points awarded for proficiency in a second official language will be reduced from 8 to 4 under the new rules, making focusing on studying a single language a more viable strategy for those seeking to qualify for immigration to Canada.

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211 Responses to New Language Requirements Under the Revised Federal Skilled Worker Program – CLB to IELTS

  1. Saeid says:

    thank you for information and assistance, regard to your information that you have provided by Mr. Alex Khadempour if one need 20 points for language efficiency it means h/she should achieve IELTS in benchmark 8 and if one need 21 he/she have to get one extra score over 7.5 for listening or more than 6.5 for other skills so I would be grateful if you consider it.
    Thanks in advance.
    Saeid

  2. Monica says:

    Thank you for your info.

    I took CELPIP exam and my scores are
    Speaking: 4H
    Reading: 4L
    Listening: 4L
    Writing: 3H
    Would you please let me know what would be my points in each skill based on the new FSW regulations effective from Jan 2013.

  3. CICS Immigration editor says:

    CELPIP Level CLB Equivalencies Points Awarded (under FSW Class)
    Level 5 Effective Proficiency – CLB 9, 10, 11 and 12 4
    Level 4H Adequate Proficiency – CLB 8 4
    Level 4L Adequate Proficiency – CLB 7 2
    Level 3H Developing Proficiency – CLB 6 2
    Level 3L Developing Proficiency – CLB 5 1
    Level 2H Minimal Proficiency – CLB 4 1
    Level 2L Minimal Proficiency – CLB 3 0
    Level 1 No Proficiency – CLB 1 and 2 0
    Level 0 Did not attempt or insufficient information to assess 0

    • Timi says:

      Sir I got 4 all my ielts exam. Is it valiable to go in Canada because I have applied for immigration visa in Canada. Is sufficient this score please write to me. Thank you very much

  4. Shahid says:

    Dear Consultant,

    Hello there,

    I would like to know about new NOC list (Federal Skilled) which will applicable for jan 2013 onward.

    Thanks

    shahid

  5. Nelson says:

    “The IELTS equivalent to CLB 8 is 7.5, 6.5, 6.5 and 6.5 on Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking…. The IELTS equivalent to CLB 9 is 7.5+, 6.5+, 6.5+, and 6.5+ on Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.”
    The information shows that there is no difference in CLB 8 &9, as the IELTS scores look alike in both catogories. Can any one say if I would be given 24 points or 20???
    I would prefer 24 to 20 :-).
    Is it likely that a higher IELTS score be demanded for scoring the maximum 24 points???

  6. cid alvarez says:

    hi. im a bit confused with the conversion. can u help me converting these scores? :
    listening 6
    reading 7.5
    writing 6.5
    speaking 6.5

    thank u so much

  7. RHEA says:

    HELLO,

    For skilled worker NOC A, the new requirement is a CLB 7 (IELTS score of 6 in each ability). Will it still quality if one of the IELTS abilities is 5 or 5.5 (CLB6) but 2 abilities is CLB 7 and the other one is CLB 8? Is there any ability that can be on CLB6 to quality?
    Thanks

  8. Navdeep says:

    Thanks a lot cics for updating regarding language requirement. sir i hv a little query in the sense that will canada will award points for each module of ielts differnetly For eg. if some gets Reading – 8 , listening – 7.5 , speaking. – 6.5, writing – 6. then wld he be awarded CLB diff. for each module like may be 8 or 9 for reading and so on and. points wld be calculated for each clb ? plz update. shall be highly thankful.

    • CICS Immigration editor says:

      Yes points will be awarded for each module of IELTS differently. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will award points for each language ability independently.

      • Bharat Regmi says:

        My Score is L: 7.5 , R : 6.5 , S : 6.0 , W : 6.0
        What is the score I will be getting for FSW. I mean does my listening and reading scores 5 and 5 points or in total I get 16 points only! Because getting 18 points I am Eligible and getting only 16 points does not qualify me.
        Please help me sir for confirmation.
        Thank you,
        Bharat Regmi

  9. karen says:

    Hi sir/Maam,
    I would like to ask regarding my ielts score because I am a bit confused about the interpratation, below is my ielts score

    listening 7.5
    reading 6.5
    writing 5.5
    speaking 7… what would be my clb if these are my score? do I have to retake my test to obtain a clb of 7 since I have 5.5?thank you..

    • CICS Immigration editor says:

      Hi, yes you would need to retake the IELTS and get 6 or above on the writing portion in order to obtain a CLB of 7 on it.

  10. Alyshia says:

    Will i need to retake the IELTS if my score are
    Listening: 5.5
    Reading: 6.0
    writing: 7.5
    Speaking: 7.5

  11. Joe says:

    Hi Can anyone help me knowing how many point I will again in the new CLB conversion from IELTS since I got the beow score :

    English IELTS Score
    Listening 6.5
    Reading 5.5
    Writing 6
    Speaking 7
    Overall Band Score 6.5

  12. Rufat says:

    Hi guys, I am confused a little bit, so, the minimum language requirement for FSW program (IELTS) was L 7.5, others 6.5….The question: Is language requirement for new FSTW program decreased or remains the same….?

  13. AD says:

    Hi guys,
    According to the last update on Jan 2, 2013, basic language proficiency in either English or French at the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5 for speaking and listening, and CLB 4 for reading and writing are required.
    Please see the following link,

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2013/2013-01-02.asp

  14. swapna says:

    Hi
    My IELTS scores are as follows
    L 6.5
    R 7.5
    W 7
    S 7 do i fall in CLb 7 or 8? pls help

    • Doyin says:

      Absolute Yes. you are qualified for at least the CLB 7 because you scored above 6 in each of the language abilities

  15. Nelson says:

    http://www.ieltsessentials.com/results/ielts_for_canada.aspx
    Can anyone say if the link given above is reliable?

  16. Nelson says:

    And what should I do when I get news as given below…
    http://www.cicnews.com/2012/12/proving-language-proficiency-canadian-immigration-2013-122157.html
    It says more mark for reading than listening….
    Can anyone give us a reliable link?

  17. Santy says:

    my ielts score are as follows:

    listening: 5.5
    reading: 6
    writing: 7.5
    speaking: 7

    am i eligible to apply under skilled worker category? hoping for you immediate response! thank you!

  18. Sajad Ali says:

    Dear Sir,

    For last couple of months I am confused with my current IELTS result which is 6.0 Overall, I do not know what should I do? Do I write for IELTS again? Or My current score is OK.

    Listening 6.5
    Writing 7.0
    Speaking 5.5
    Reading 5.0

    Please let me know ASAP.

    • Doyin says:

      It depends on the purpose of your doing the test. Is it for immigration on skilled work in Canada or for admission into school abroad? For Canada you need 6 points in each of the 4 language skills to qualify for the CLB 7 minimum required for skilled workers. So you need to re-take the test

  19. Mahjabeen says:

    I got:
    writing 6.5, listening 6.0, reading 5.5 and speaking 6.5
    should I have to sit the exam again?
    pls rply asap….
    thanks

    • Doyin says:

      It depends on the purpose of your doing the test. Is it for immigration on skilled work in Canada or for admission into school abroad? For Canada you need 6 points in each of the 4 language skills to qualify for the CLB 7 minimum required for skilled workers. So you need to re-take the test

  20. Mahjabeen says:

    my spouse got,
    wfiting 6.0 reading 6.0 speaking 6.5, listening 5.5
    should he need to sit the examagain?

    • ANTENEH says:

      writing 4.5, listening 50, reading 3.5 and speaking 5.5 OVERALL 4.5 should he need to sit the exam-again?

      • Adeebayo bola says:

        My ielts listening 3.5, speaking 6.5,writing 6.5 and reading is 4.5 ,am i qualify to apply for skilled worker.pls reply.

    • Doyin says:

      The score of your spouse is good if she is not the principal applicant

      • Doyin says:

        I mean if she is not the Principal applicant for Canadian immigration

        • Angel says:

          Hi Doyin!
          My IELS results are L-7.5 R-8.0 S-7.0 and W-7.0 (I am the Skilled Worker applicant). My wife is also taking the IELS exam because I want her to come with me to Canada but she only got L-7.5 R-5.5 S-6.5 and W-6.5, am I entitled for an additional 5 points with the score my wife got? Please reply asap. Thanks!

          • Doyin says:

            You are perfectly qualified for the Skilled worker category for Canada. Your wife needs only 4 points for each of the 4 skills for you to be graded 5 for adaptability. Congratulations in advance. Pls apply asap. I hope you have sent your credentials for assessment by the relevant authorities like the World Education service?

  21. Nisar Zaffar says:

    Hello my overall IEL

  22. Nisar Zaffar says:

    Please advise for my IELTS score
    Overall 7
    Listening 7.5
    Reading 7
    Writing 6
    Speaking 6.5
    Do I qualify?

    • Doyin says:

      If it is for Canadian skilled worker, then you are qualified,,,but then you need to check your scores in other areas like age, education, funds, work experience. etc and be sure that your profession is listed on the Canadian FSW NOC categories.

  23. babak says:

    Please advise for my IELTS score:
    Overall 6
    Listening 5.5
    Reading 6.5
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 6
    Do I qualify for immigration?

    • Doyin says:

      For canadian immigration you need to re-take the test if you are applying under skilled worker category. You need 6 in each of the 4 Language skills

      • AYAZ says:

        Yes That’s true we need to score minimum 6 in each band and IELTS scores need to be valid. What if one manage to get 6 bands in 3 disciplines and 5.5 in forth and can not apply and have to re appear and if he reappear in next IELTS he manage to score 6 or better in the one he failed to score last time but now get 5.5 in some other discipline. Can he be still eligible to apply since with 2 valid IELST reports results he scored over all 6 in all but not in alone 1 sheet. Funny but a factual valid question

  24. Shashi says:

    Hi sir/mam,
    I’m a bit confused with the IELTS to CLB conversion. So just wondering that, am I eligible if I have a overall score of 6.5 with listening -6.5, reading-6.0, writing-5.5 speaking- 7.5. And also want to know that do I need to a job offer from canadian organisation to apply for the residence.
    Please help with this.

    thanks
    Shashi

    • Doyin says:

      It depends on the purpose of your doing the test. Is it for immigration on skilled work in Canada or for admission into school abroad? For Canada you need 6 points in each of the 4 language skills to qualify for the CLB 7 minimum required for skilled workers. So you need to re-take the test

  25. Maulik says:

    IELTS CLB 7 score points work individual or overall. I mean If i didnt get score in one module then I didnt get point for but I pass the score 67 then

    • CICS Immigration Editor says:

      You are required to get at least CLB 7 in each language module in order to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker program.

      • Rotimi says:

        Please the immigration service should update it’s website with a notice stating explicitly that a minimum of 6.0 is needed in every aspect of the test in order to qualify.

        • CICS Immigration Team says:

          Both the government site (CIC) and our site (CICS Immigration Consulting Inc.) mentions it.

          CICS Team

  26. mike says:

    hi
    My score reading 5 writing 6, listening 6 speaking 7……i FALL IN NOC B CATEGORY AM I ELIGIBLE FOR FSWC AND i HAD SEMI SKILLED NOC C FOOD COUNTER ATTENDENT IN ALBERTA DO U THINK I’LL GET EXTRA 10 POINTS

    THANKS

    • Doyin says:

      It depends on the purpose of your doing the test. Is it for immigration on skilled work in Canada or for admission into school abroad? For Canada you need 6 points in each of the 4 language skills to qualify for the CLB 7 minimum required for skilled workers. So you need to re-take the test

  27. vijay says:

    I am in the US since 2 years as a student, basically from india. Do I need to submit
    IELTS? I cleared IELTS before coming to US which was expired few months ago.

    thanks
    vijay

    • Doyin says:

      Your ielts report must not be less than 2 years at every point of applyimg for anything. You need to re-take the test

  28. vijay says:

    Hi ,
    this is vijay. I have graduated in USA and currently in US . I am planning to apply for skilled worker program. Do I need to fulfill language requirements. I am basically from India. But in US since 2 years.

    thank you
    vijay

  29. nirob says:

    Dear Sir,
    I want to know about which module of ielts (Academic module or General module)
    will be needed for Federal Skilled Worker Program.

    Please inform me.
    Thanks

  30. vikas says:

    hi
    my ielts score is listening -8.0 , reading -6.5, writing -6.0, speaking-6.0 ,,,,plz tell me how much points i will get for english language

    • Doyin says:

      You are qualified for Canada Federal skilled worker application. But check fi you meet the requirements for education, age, work experience, funds etc

  31. Vijay says:

    Hi
    I got 7.0, 6.5, 6.5, and 6.5 for Listening, Reading, writing and speaking.
    How many point can I expect as per new FSWP language rules.
    Thanks in advance
    Vijay

    • Doyin says:

      You are qualified for Canada Federal skilled worker application. But check fi you meet the requirements for education, age, work experience, funds etc

  32. Muhammad Tanveer Qamar says:

    Hi,
    I have been living in united kingdom for past 30 months, Before I came to UK I scored 7 in ILETS,
    Listening 7.5
    Reading 6.5
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 7.5
    But this was three years ago after that I did postgraduate in UK and have been working for 1 year as well do. So, do I have to take an IELTS examination again or not ?

    Regadrs,
    Muhammad Tanveer

    • Doyin says:

      if your immigration need is for Uk you don’t need to do the ielts test since you already finished your postgraduate in the UK. If it is for Canada you need to take another English test. ielts reports must not be more than 2 years for Canada

  33. jinni says:

    Hello sir,
    I got 7.5 in speaking and7 in each of writing listening and writing.can i take the total points as 20 wchich will be awarded differently for each module or the combination of 7.5 L and 6.5 in W,S and R is required to obtain 20 points

  34. Ervin says:

    Hello
    I have IELTS overall score 7, I am married and I am the principal applicant?
    Should my spouse also have an IELTS certificate?

    Thank you very much

    • Doyin says:

      Your wife needs the ielts report because it adds to your point for adaptability. having 7 points overall is very good but you must ensure that you scored a minimum of 6 in any of the 4 skills.

  35. Furqan says:

    Hi,
    i will be really grateful if you please clarify me that my score is equal to CLB 7 and i do not need to retake it….
    Listening : 7.5
    Speaking : 6.5
    Writing : 6
    Reading : 5.5

    and also i will be getting 1 extra point for achieving CLB 8 in Speaking and Listening.
    Regards,
    Furqan

  36. Kamal Giri says:

    Hi.. Anyone there??
    I would like to now my English level. I had my ESL test last 2 month ago and my score in (Reading-6, Speaking-6,Writing-3,Listening-3) Could you let me know that how to convert in IELTS? Or is this good score for Federal skilled category? I am a Cabinet maker and my NOC is B category. Please let me know ASAP..
    Thanks….

  37. gabb17 says:

    i think, in order to qualify for the FSWP we need to obtain a band score of 6 and up in the 4 modules. So, it is understood that once you get 6 below in any of the modules you need to retake the exam. acquiring 6 band score in the 4 modules, that is equivalent to 16 points if i’m not mistaken. ;-)

  38. Amrisha says:

    I got
    Listening 8
    Reading 7.5
    Writing 8
    Speaking 7 in IELTS

    Wats the total number of points I will get under federal skilled labor category

    • Doyin says:

      You are qualified for Canada Federal skilled worker application. But check if you meet the requirements for education, age, work experience, funds etc

  39. pradeep says:

    Hi My ILETS Score is

    Listening 7.0
    Reading 6.5
    Writing 5.5
    Speaking 7.5
    Overall 6.5

    can you please help me understand my CBL equivalent
    and also if i am Eligible under CEC Skill A class

  40. Kazeem says:

    My IELTS scores are: listening 6, reading 6, writing 6.5 & speaking 7.5 (overall score is 6.5)
    . What is the Canadian Language Band level for this? Do i qualify to apply as a skilled worker with NOC 0601 in view?

    • Doyin says:

      You are qualified for Canada Federal skilled worker application. But check if you meet the requirements for education, age, work experience, funds etc

  41. jackdaniels7886 says:

    Hi my IELTS score is
    Listening : 6.5
    Reading : 7.0
    Writing : 6.5
    Speaking : 7.0
    Overall : 7.0
    Is this score sufficient for FSWP? Does this fall under CLB 7 or CLB 8?
    If I need to get CLB 8 I need to retake IELTS again. But is it worth retaking IELTS again? Please let me know.

    • Doyin says:

      You are qualified for Canada Federal skilled worker application. But check if you meet the requirements for education, age, work experience, funds etc

  42. Ameera says:

    Hello i would like to know if my spouse has to do the ilets exam as well and if yes what score is required from him inorder to be accepte ?

  43. Jackielou Antonio says:

    I need to know if academic is acceptable for canadian immigration under federal skilled worker category?

  44. Ulupi says:

    Hi, I would like to know if an Academic score can be taken into consideration for the FSW program. I have recently returned from UK with a masters degree for which I took an academic IELTS. Do I have to take a general IELTS for immigration under the FSW category?

  45. simran says:

    hello sir,
    i got following bands in ielts
    listening-6
    reading -6
    writing – 6.5
    speaking-7
    m i qualify pls tell me sir pls pls pls

  46. Jahangir says:

    Could you tell me what is the minimum requirement for spouse in IELTS. I, being the principal applicant have already secured 7 (listening), 7.5 (reading), 7.5 (writing) & 7.5 (speaking) with overall 7.5

    She has 5.5 overall. Would it be okay or does she need to retake it for FSW program (Canada Immigration)?

    Pls help! I am desperate to know

    Regards,
    Jahangir

    • Doyin says:

      Your results are very good. check your credentials and send them for evaluation if you have a foreign degree or diploma. age, education, work experience, ielts scores are huge factors to consider as well before applying.

  47. bob says:

    I got 5 overall band score im I qualified for immigration with my wife

  48. Hassam says:

    Sir, i need 21 score in my IELTS exam , consulatnt told me if your spouse can do the IELTS as well.than 5 point will added in your points.and you only required 16 points.

    Pls clarify.

    • Doyin says:

      if your wife meets the minimum of 4points in each of the 4 skills, 5 points will be given to you for adaptability and is not part of your ielts personal points. but it adds up. you must ensure that you score 6 points each in the 4 skills to get the minimum CLB 7 needed for FSW

  49. parasbagthalia says:

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    My name is Paras Bagthalia, my nationality is INDIAN. I am in United Kingdom from Last 7 years and i have done my IELTS in 2005 and got 6 Bands.

    I have stayed in English Speaking country for more then 7 Years, do i need to give IELTS for Canada Permanent Residency?

    Please reply me as soon as you can.

    Thanks in Advance.
    Paras

    • Doyin says:

      you need to take the English test again for the general training report. and the report must not be more than 2 years old

  50. NanT says:

    Hi
    I am applying for FSWP which is opening on 4th May 2013.
    My IELTS score is
    L 7.5
    R 6.5
    W 6.5
    S 7

    How many points I earn??
    Thanks

  51. MELLY says:

    If you are applying for the FSW category, your IELTS score should not be lower than 6 in all the four skills(Listening, reading, writing and Speaking). That is already a rule so if you have one score band that is below 6. YOU HAVE TO RETAKE IELTS! It’s quite disgusting because you have to pass through the eye of a needle before you can migrate to Canada… But.. try and try until you reach the required band. CHEERS!

  52. MELLY says:

    And if your dependent falls under the low skilled category, he/she must take the IELTS too with a band score of 4 in all the skills. So if your score is 6 and above and your dependent is 4 in all the skills, CONGRATULATIONS! you made it to the FSW category..

  53. Nom says:

    Hi,
    My IELTS is
    Listening: 6.5
    Reading 7
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 6.5

    What are the points in CLB equivalency? Please reply.

  54. nave says:

    if you sore in ILETS as

    listening=6
    Reading=6
    Writing=6
    speaking=7

    so would you claim 16 points (4 point per ability) in language ability or 18 points ?(4 points each for reading, writing, reading and 6 points for listing as its equal to CLB 9)

    Can any one help on clarfying above query

  55. nave says:

    small correction:

    so would you claim 16 points (4 point per ability) in language ability or 18 points ?(4 points each for reading, writing, listing and 6 points for speaking as its equal to CLB 9)

  56. Abdelhamid says:

    I took the IELTS exam just recently with the following bandscore: S- 7.5, L- 7.5, W-6.5 and R- 6.0 with an OBS of 7.0

    Does anyone know how many points can i get for immigration to Canada? Thanks for any info’

    • Doyin says:

      You are qualified for Canada Federal skilled worker application. But check cic on-line if you meet the requirements for education, age, work experience, funds etc

  57. nave says:

    hi abdel,

    pls visit following site to get your req. info
    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/language-testing.asp

  58. tess says:

    hi i got my ielts
    L 6.5
    W 5.5
    R 5.0
    S 5.0
    Am I qualified to apply for FSW in Canada?

  59. Sneha says:

    Respected Sir,

    I have a question that if my spouse is already settled in Canada then am i suppose to pass IELTS to join him in Canada?

  60. Satish Boddu says:

    My IELTS SCORE is as below , please suggest whether am i eligible for FSW-P Canada.

    Listening—7.5,
    Speaking—7.0,
    Reading—7.0,
    Writing—6.0
    Please tell my CLB score …..!
    Please sugget me , i am very confused about points calculation.

  61. myna says:

    Dear Sir,

    I had recently taken IELTS exam , I received 7.5,6.0,5.0 and 7 and over all is 6.5.
    Am staying in Canada for more than a year.Would like to know ,if I need to take exam again or an I eligible for FSW. Does , my scores make any changes if English is my “Second official language” ? Kindly suggest asap

    Thank you

  62. Ashish says:

    I got the following scrore,
    Listening: 7.5
    Reading, Writing & Speaking: 6.5. Could you please tell me what CLB level i meet and how much i would be getting. I see i meet CLB 8, so will i be given 1 point extra as mentioned above??? If so on total what would be my point 20/24?

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  65. rogelio says:

    Hi, my over all score is 5.5,…listening 5.5,reading 4.5,writing 6.5, speaking 6.0…im qualified for the butcher work?

  66. gagandeep kaur says:

    Respected Sir
    I want to confirm about my eligibility for canada under skilled worker .I got 6 brands in overall IELTS Exam. but in each I got Listening=6.5 speaking 6, reading= 4.5 and in writing = 6.0.Please check about my eligibility.

  67. Michael says:

    Sir,

    I got speaking 7.5, writing 6.5, listening 6.0 and writing 5.5 in IELTS.
    How does these scores translate to CLB for FSWP Canada?

    Your candid reply would be greatly appreciated!

  68. Sajjad says:

    Hi

    Can any body tells me that this new language requirement also applied on old application filed before this new rule …I am worried because my overall band is 5.5 and I also get PR approval on March 2012

    Please help me

    Thanks

  69. Faryal uzma says:

    Please can someone calculate following points for me i am really confused,
    Listing 8.5 Reading 9.0 Writing 7.0 Speaking 6.5
    please let know know how much points he will score out of 24,
    I am not sure if we can mix if reading falls in CBL 9 and speaking falls in CBL 8
    so we point respective Reading 6 and Speaking 5.. can we mix CBL for each ability
    If you can’t give me details just score the above IELTS points i would really appreciate

  70. Timi says:

    Sir I got 4 all my ielts exam. Is it valiable to go in Canada because I have applied for immigration visa in Canada. Is sufficient this score please write to me. Thank you very much

  71. Freeman says:

    Please,I got a reply from cqnada to do ielts since 2011 July.I did it and scored
    L-5.5
    T-5.5
    W-6.5
    R-6.5.
    I want to do another IELTS,please hope the letter of 2011 can still be used?
    Freemsop@rocketmail.com
    Thanks

  72. sabahat naz says:

    I got overall 6 band in ielts:
    speaking 6
    reading 6.5
    listening 5.0
    writting 7.0
    should i eligible for FSW or do i take ielts again? pls suggest.
    Thanks

  73. Abiyu says:

    hi I got an IELTS Score of
    Listening 7.0
    Reading 7.0
    Writing 6.5
    Speaking 6.5
    What will be my CLB Level

  74. Goavrdhan says:

    Hi, my over all score is 6,…listening 6,reading6,writing 5.5, speaking 6.0…Will I qualif for CEC for software engineer.

  75. Bud says:

    Hello,
    It’s a useful website.

    Please let me know what is the minimum requirement in IELTS and French language for Self Employed category.

    Thank you beforehand.

  76. vibs says:

    Hi,

    I am trying to migrate to Canada and in ielts my score is L- 6.5 , R- 5.5 , W- 7, S- 7… After re-taking in writing section it is 5.5 and in other sections its 6 above..

    Can we combine 2 ielts results?? as i scored 6 above in each module, but 2 different exams.

    Also, my real brother is holding a PR, and am not falling short of points required for immigration ( i.e. 67)

    Is there any alternative for above scores?? as my agent is saying 6 is required in each module in one exam, and we cannot combine 2 ielts results..

    or i have to re-take exam?? please advise its urgent..

    Best Regards,
    Vibs

  77. reigns says:

    i don’t understand what the second language means. for me english is my first language.

    can someone tell me what second language means

    • Khandaker Akramul Huda says:

      English n French is required for Canada immigration.
      (Which one you know better, select that first Language)
      if English first for you, French is Second for you.
      if French is first for you, English is Second for you.

  78. Wasif says:

    I got 6.5,6.5,7 and 5.5 can i apply for FSW in 2014 intake my overall score is 6.5.

  79. Sameer khan says:

    Hi,

    I am mechanical engineer with 5 years of International Exp,I got IELTS bands as follows,
    L-7.5
    R-6
    S-7.5
    W-6

    Am I eligible for FSWP Canada ?

  80. srinivas says:

    Primary applicant
    L-6.5
    R-6.0
    W-6.5
    S-6.5
    Overall-6.5( Will I get 18 Points Here)

    Spouse
    L-5
    R-3.5
    W-5
    S-6
    Overall-5 (My wife will contribute 5 Points Here)

    Can you please help

    • Mike says:

      I have scored L-6.5 R-6.5 W-6.5 and S-6.5 overall 6.5 please let me know how many points i will get for canada pr score I think it should be 19

  81. B Bh says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have scored minimum 6 in each band in IELTS GT, However, my score is around 65. My wife have scored, overall 4.5 but it is in the range of CLB 4, is it valid. With additional 5 points with her score, it makes 71 points. Please suggest.

  82. Hardik Patel says:

    Hi…..
    I am going to plan for FSW canada visa. Is there need to give IELTS exam both of us ? How much minimum score i required ?

    I am confused after visiting visa consultant. One said that you both required IELTS exam. other said that you only required.

    Please guide me so i can start my process asap.

    Thanks

    • CICS Immigration Editor says:

      It depends on how many points you have. You can get 5 points for spouse’s IELTS on top of the applicant’s. If you would like a consultation, please contact us so we can set one up.

  83. Philipp says:

    Im English and have been all my life (im 30) and i was obviously educated in english.
    Do i really need to take the IELTS and submit this as part of the FSK application?

    Thanks

    Philip

  84. Ogungbade alice says:

    Hi, I scored the following marks in my previous ielts exams,can I still proceed with immigration under the federal skilled workers plan? Listening 5.5 reading 6 speaking 6, writing 5.5

  85. milad says:

    hi sir/madam

    my ielts score is :
    listening 7.5
    reading 8
    writing 6.5
    speaking 6.5
    please tell me my point for language. its really confusing for me. 20 or 21?
    thank you in advance.

  86. Amandeep Singh says:

    My IELTS score is
    FullName AMANDEEP SINGH
    Listening 6.00
    Reading 7.50
    Speaking 6.00
    Writing 6.50
    OverAllBandScore 6.50

    How many points i will score in total against this

  87. sidhu says:

    Do my wife also has to go for ielts to get 5 points and if so than how many bands she has to score ??

    • Doyin says:

      Your wife needs to score 4 points in each of the 4 language skills. that adds up 5 points for your general score for FSW

  88. Waqas says:

    I scored 6.5 over all band in IELTS.
    L 6.5
    R 6.5
    S 6.5
    W 6

    How many point will i get for language 16 or 18?

  89. chandra says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have got
    Listening : 7
    Reading :7
    Writing: 8
    Speaking : 6 in CELPIP, what is my CLB level and am I eligible to apply for Federal Skilled Worker. please let me know.

    Regards,
    Chandra.c

  90. Raj says:

    Hi,
    I have scored 8 in speaking 7 in listening,6.5 in reading and 5.5 in writing. I have 4 years work experience in the electronic fields and is below 35 years. Also my wife has scored 5.5 in each band of ielts. Not only that I have completed my master degree from UK. Could you please let me know that am I allowed to apply for FSW. If not then any other process to apply skill migrants in canada.
    Looking for response
    Regards,
    Raj

  91. May says:

    I would like to know if I have an IELTS which scores: L-6 W-6. R-6.5 S 6.5 = 19 points and it states at the website regarding :Second official language (4 points if you meet the minimum threshold in all four language abilities) Does it pertains to my IELTS scores also? or French? It’s a bit confusing because the column says under that statement is CLB 5 (for IELTS) and not NCLC 5 (for french). If that is for IELTS will it add another 4 points for us who have just taken IELTS? PLease help because 4 points is a big help for me.

  92. Ammar says:

    I have scored 7.0 in speaking, 5.5 in listening, 5.0 in reading, and 6.0 in writing. And the overall score is 6.0. Will you take my overall score which is equivalent to 7.0 in CLB level? How many points will I get?
    Thanks,
    Ammar

  93. Reginah Mutirwara says:

    Is it possible for me to use academic test results( ielts)?
    listening- 6.0
    speaking- 7.0
    writing -6.0
    reading 5.5
    Am I eligible?

    • Doyin says:

      For Canada you need the general training test and NOT Academic. You need a minimum of 6 points in each of the 4 skills

  94. sandy says:

    HI ,
    I got 8 in listening
    7 in reading
    7 in speaking
    6 in writing

    how many points do i get? can any one help asap?

  95. sharanjit says:

    I HAVE GOT 7 OVERALL AND
    L-7
    W-7
    S-7
    R-6.5

    CAN ANY ONE TELL ME WHAT POINTS I AM UNDER FEDERAL 2014 PROGRAMM

  96. Umar says:

    Hi , i got overall 7.0 band with 6.5 each in listening and writing whereas 8 in reading and 6 in speaking – so how much point i can claim for FSW 2014

  97. norine says:

    Hi,
    I would like to know more about the FSW English language scoring.
    What I mean is that I am confused with the current 2014 scoring because there are 2 brackets, one is for “First official language (English/French) and second bracket: “second official language (English/French).
    What does this mean?
    I took IELTS exam of british council so in my report paper the first language written there was “others” because I live in the Philippines and the official language of Philippines which is Filipino and English is not combined in the drop down box of BC so I clicked others instead.
    Does this mean that I can no longer have the maximum 24/28 points since I have not indicated that English is my first official language in the test report form?
    I scored:
    Reading 9
    Listening 8.5
    Writing 7
    Speaking 7
    Overall Band score of 8
    Can you please enlighten me with the FSW (English language) rule on point system and can you tell me how many points will I receive from this scores?

  98. Mahmoud Khalil says:

    I got overall 6 points in ielts
    L:5.5
    R:5.5
    W:6.5
    S:5.5
    What total points may I obtain under Fsw
    Thanks for your concern

  99. Jane says:

    I scored,
    6 in listening
    5 in reading
    7 in writing
    7 in speaking.
    overall 6.5
    Am i eligible to apply for c
    Canadian immigration? or do i have to take ILETS again?

    • CICS Immigration Team says:

      You need at least 6.0 in all abilities. So you would need to re-take your IELTS test. Also, you will need to make sure that your occupation falls under the accepted list.

  100. Shabana Khokhar says:

    I got listening 5.5 ,speaking 6.5,writing 6.5 and reading 5.5 . Am I eligible to apply

  101. Gustavo says:

    Hi I am confused with the points I have with my score in IELTS.
    I have got
    Listening 6.5
    Speaking 7
    Reading 6.5
    Writing 6
    So my question is. The points are independent or if I am in CLB 7 I will have 4 in each ability?
    If it’s independent I would have: 19
    If is regarding the CLB as a overall I would have: 16
    What is my real number of points?

    Thanks for your answer

    • Minal Patel says:

      Hi Gustavo,

      I have the same question as yours, I got the same IELTS result and would like to know about CLB points? Is it 16 or 19 points? Did you find it out the actual points? Please reply.

      Thanking you in advance.

  102. Jane says:

    You need at least 6.0 in all abilities. So you would need to re-take your IELTS test. Also, you will need to make sure that your occupation falls under the accepted list.

  103. Allenn says:

    Hi, I’m applying under federal skilled trades and I had a celpip result but I didn’t know what the exact score should I get.
    Here’s the result of my exam: listening:5,Writing:6,Reading:5,Speaking:4.

  104. MAS says:

    My IELTS score is L:6.5, R:7, W:6, S:6 OBS: 6.5. How many points can I claim. Further, what bands my spouse will need to claim 5 points of adaptibility? for FSWP

  105. Sachin shah says:

    Dear sir,
    I have a sponsor letter from canada. So how many bands I require in each ielts module? I want to apply for immigration With my wife.

  106. Shah says:

    My IELTS score in Academic is as follows:
    Overall: 8
    L 8.5
    R 7.5
    W 7.5
    S 7.5

    Can I apply for Canadian Immigration with this Academic IELTS score?

  107. Joy says:

    I recently sat for ielts and my scores are: listening 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.5, speaking 7.0. Overall band: 6.5. So, I am qualified to apply for a federal skilled work in Canada? Please I need a reply. Thanks

    • Doyin says:

      Yes you are qualified. But you need to access yourself further based on your Education, Age, Work Experience, adaptability ( your spouse’s ielts test report), etc

  108. lalit says:

    I have 2 year experince and i got 5 band ielts can i get canada work permit

  109. Syed says:

    I have got the below bands in IELTS General Training Test. Please let me know if I am eligible to apply for immigration to Canada.

    L – 6.5
    R – 6.5
    W – 6
    S – 6

    Please give me the response asap as I need to submit my application.

    Regards,
    Syed

    • Bachiter says:

      Yes you are eligible, minimum requirement is 6 each, but you have to check whether your total score is 67 ?

    • Doyin says:

      Yes you are qualified. But you need to access yourself further based on your Education, Age, Work Experience, adaptability ( your spouse’s ielts test report), etc

  110. sunil says:

    Hi all,

    Can any one tell me do i able to apply for FSW 2014 . My IELTS score is

    Reading : 5.0
    Listening : 6.0
    Writing: 5.0
    Speaking : 6.0

  111. Angel says:

    Hi CICS Immigration Team!

    My IELS results are L-7.5 R-8.0 S-7.0 and W-7.0 (I am the Skilled Worker applicant). My wife is also taking the IELS exam because I want her to come with me to Canada but she only got L-7.5 R-5.5 S-6.5 and W-6.5, am I entitled for an additional 5 points with the score my wife got? Please reply asap. Thanks!

  112. Sami says:

    my ielts score is speaking 7.5
    listening 5
    reading 5.5
    writing 6.5
    Will it work to qualify for FSW programme or not.as its not CLB 7 completely.
    please let me know.
    I will apply under the category of medical sonographer.

  113. gags says:

    hi,
    i am applying for canada pr and i gave IELTS GENERAL as i am main applicant whereas my husband appeared for IELTS ACADEMIC… does he has to give general or academic will do?

  114. Doyin says:

    Angel. Your wife’s score can only add up to 5 points under adaptability , which is not added to your personal ielts scores.
    Check again if your occupation is listed on NOC for Canada. age, education, work experience are huge factors for assessment

  115. Doyin says:

    Going by your scores you are eligible and your wife too, because she is not the principal applicant.

  116. S Chacko says:

    Hi

    I have got Ielts scores individual 5.5 and overall 6. I have 10 yrs experienced in IT. Am I eligible for applying PR in Canada.

    Thanks
    S Chacko
    chackosp@gmail.com

  117. Doyin says:

    You need a minimum of 6 points each in the 4 language skills for you to qualify for FSW Canada. Be sure that your occupation is listed on the 2014 NOC for Canada, and also grade your self based on your education, work experience, age and be sure that you have a minimum of 67% in all.

  118. nitin says:

    Hi
    I just got my result for ielts genral training and I got-:
    Reading 7
    Listening 7
    Writting 6
    Speaking 8
    Am I elegible to apply under fsw program

  119. Raffy says:

    Hi

    I just got my result for ielts general training and I got:
    Reading 5.5
    Listening 5
    Writing 6
    Speaking 6.5
    Am I elegible to apply under FSWP? My over all bandscore is 6.0 I am under NOC Skill B (9241). I am confused because in my IELTS result my first language is Filipino and in the CIC site there is a second official language, where will I base my score in the second official language? Do I need to re-take the test again?Pls advise.

  120. Raffy says:

    Hi,

    I just got my result for IELTS general training and I got:

    Reading 5.5
    Listening 5.0
    Writing 6.0
    Speaking 6.5

    Am I eligible to apply under FSWP? My over all band score is 6.0 I am under NOC Skill B (9241). I am confused because in my IELTS result my first language is Filipino and in the CIC site there is a second official language. Where will I base my score, in the second official language? Second official language states (4 points if you meet the minimum threshold in all four language abilities) CLB Level 5 and above. I can still reach the 67 points even if my IELTS point will only be 16. Do I need to re-take the test again? Please advise. Thanks!

  121. Edward Hedoti says:

    I have a total of 66points for my FSW application. My spouse is yet to take the IELTS. What bands must she make to add at least 2marks to my total mark of of 66points? Also, will her IELTS results add to the marks I already have? Thank you.

  122. Sagar says:

    Hi!

    My wife got Ielts score of 8 reading, 8 listening, 6 writing and 7 speaking. Is the points counted per module like 6,6,4,6 total of 22 points or all is scored as CLB 7 category 4 points each, 16 in total. please clarify.

  123. osarodion says:

    Hi
    I did IELTS test GT and i need help if i can use my score to apply for FSW or if i need to retake the test again..
    Speaking 7.0
    Listening 5.0
    Reading 4.0
    writing 3.5
    Overall 5.0

  124. Harish k says:

    Hi, I have few questions:

    1. My IELTS General test results are:
    L – 7
    W – 7
    R – 7.5
    S – 7.5
    Overall band is 7.5
    According to Federal Skill Worker category, i get 6 points each when my score falls in the following range-
    Reading : 6 points if my score is in between 7.0-9.0
    Writing : 6 points if my score is in between 7.0-9.0
    Speaking : 6 points if my score is in between 7.0-9.0
    But, in the case of Listening I’ve got 7.0. How many points would I get? The table says,
    If I get 6.0 then i get 4 points
    If I get 7.5 then i get 5 points
    If I get 8.0-9.0 then i get 6 points

    R + W + S + L= 6 + 6 + 6 + (?) = 18 + ? Is it 22 or 23?

    Pls help!!!

    Another question: If get 22 points for Language then when I add all other points, my score would be exactly 67.
    I’m a single applicant age 32, with 3 years work experience in one of the jobs given in NOC list, with a Masters degree in Computer Science from US and also have sufficient funds for a single applicant. WOULD I STAND A CHANCE FOR FSW CATEGORY?

    Thanks,
    Harish K

  125. Andre Sousa says:

    Hi, I’m a carpenter and I did a CELPIP test for a Resident Permanent, my results was

    7 for listening
    6 for writing
    4 for reading
    6 for speaking

    Please, could you tell me if my scores are enough for skilled worker or skilled trade?
    Thank you very much

  126. Bilal says:

    I got in IELTS , Listening 7.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 7.5, Speaking 7. Can someone calculate my point out of total 28. I want to apply under Federal Skilled worker Canada,

  127. abhishek Desai says:

    i got the following results
    listening 6.0
    Reading 6.0
    Writing 5.5
    Speaking 7.5
    overall 6.5 bands

    do i get awarded point cause i hit the mark of 7.5 in one module
    is it my clb band 7

  128. Najumudeen Mohamed Raushan says:

    Hi, My wife did academic IELTS and she got above 6 in each evalution. Is there any chance to earn 5 points

  129. AMANDEEP says:

    Hi, My wife did general IELTS and she got 4 in each evalution. Is there any chance to earn 5 points

  130. jane says:

    If I am a Canadian immigrant then i would pay international student fee or Canadian student fee in Canadian university?

  131. Mathew says:

    Sir / Madam,

    As I understood from your website that the minimum IELTS score is required 6 band scores for four modules (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) to apply for the FSW migration program.

    As I appeared IELTS exam twice I got scores :-

    First time: Listening – 5.5, Reading – 6, Writing – 5.5, Speaking – 6 (Exam dated on 19/07/2014)

    Second time: Listening – 6, Reading – 5.5, Writing – 6, Speaking – 5.5 (Exam dated on 06/09/2014)

    Please advise me, that can I CLUB THESE 2 IELTS results for my application for FSW Canada?

    Thank you in advance,

    MATHEW

  132. Ashwin says:

    Hello

    Am i eligible for for the FSW Canada if my IELTS score in the four module is above 6.5 as my spouse got score band 6 in 3 modules and 5.5 in one module…

    Thank you

  133. jane says:

    I scored 7 in speaking, 7 in writing, 6.5 in listening and 5 in reading…. can i go for a pilot exam of one module only to apply for immigration. would that be accepted?

  134. rhaz says:

    hi,
    just like to ask, if i as principal applicant got 5.5 in reading andm y wife got 6 in all area, Am i eligible to apply under FSW or do i need to retake the ielts regardless the result of my wife?

    thanks a lot

  135. priti says:

    how many marks i have to take in order to get 6 bands in reading and listening in general training ielts exam

  136. Mohamed says:

    My wife received her IELTS as follows:
    L 4
    R 3.5
    W 6
    S 6
    Will she received the 5 points or not?

  137. jamal ahamed says:

    Hi,
    As a principal applicant ,I have scored 7 – speaking, 6 – writing, 6.5- listening and 5.5 in reading. My wife has brand score 5.5 as overall score. Let me know if I am eligible to apply.

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