Language Testing


There are only 3 language tests that are recognized by CIC as providing conclusive proof of language abilities for scoring points in an immigration application:

1) English – IELTS: International English Language Testing System and CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program

2) French – TEF: Test d’Evaluation de Français

Your score in any of these tests will be conclusive evidence of your language abilities. However, what if you can not take one of these tests because they are not offered in your country, or for some other reason?

You can take another language test (such TOEFL) which will help provide evidence of your language abilities. However, CIC is not obliged to take the results of a non-recognized test as conclusive proof of your language abilities. In other words, CIC may request further evidence of your language abilities if you submit TOEFL or other non-recognized test results. Still, such results are often better than no test results at all.

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Gianpaolo Panusa Gianpaolo Panusa is a Canadian immigration lawyer, writer, and founder of the PanCanadian Immigration Law Group based in Vancouver, Canada. Google+ Profile