Both IELTS and CELPIP are the English Language Test formats acceptable for applying Canadian Permanent Residence. The English requirement is the basic factor along with other immigration factors that include age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability and adaptability factors.
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) that checks the English Language of the test taker in four factors namely reading, writing, listening and speaking. To apply for Canada PR, you may migrate with lowest IELTS score as well.
Though, the IELTS lowest Canada PR requirement is applicable for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The program allows applicants to apply with CLB 5 for Canada PR.
So, technically, with IELTS 5 bands you may apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.
However, if you are seeking skilled migration through Express Entry that invites skilled and qualified workers to come and settle in the country on permanent basis, you are required to score CLB 7. This score is achieved by getting IELTS 6 bands in each module of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
If you are planning for provincial nomination program then also you must score at least IELTS 6 bands in each module of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
CELPIP is known as Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program is a computer based test that assesses the language abilities of the applicants applying for Canadian Permanent Residence. The factors of English language assessment are similar to IELTS- Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. The test ranks applicant on the scale of 1 to 12 in each section.
apply for Canada Express Entry, and if you are planning to give CELPIP, you are required to score minimum of CELPIP 7 in each module of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
CELPIP opened its very first centre in India at Chandigarh!
Henceforth, one must focus on scoring good bands for Canada PR but you should also focus on other factors as well. The overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score decides your overall immigration chances through Express Entry.
The higher is your CRS score, the better are your immigration chances.
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