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Posted on August 24 2022

All you need to know about Canada immigration language tests

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Updated October 26 2023

Key aspects of Canada immigration language tests

  • New language tests are to be implemented for the immigration applicants under the economic class immigration pathway
  • The applicant will get extra points if they have relevant expertise in both French and English
  • Canada is currently accepting four language tests (CELPIP, TCF, IELTS, TEF)
  • The economic class has over 100 immigration programs and streams

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Overview

​​​​​​Besides a few exceptions such as temporary immigration programs like International Experience Canada (IEC) and spousal sponsorship, it is mandatory to hold proof of language in most of the economic immigration programs in Canada.

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Canada immigration language tests

The Canadian government has recently agreed and accepted the designation-in-principle of a new language test for immigration applicants under the pathway of economic class immigration.

The details of the test are yet to be announced and are expected to be implemented by early to mid-2023 based on the province the applicant chooses to migrate to, where either a French or an English test will be part of their Express Entry application. The applicant will get extra points if they have relevant proficiency in both French and English and Canada is currently accepting four language tests which are mentioned below:

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Besides a few exceptions such as temporary immigration programs like International Experience Canada (IEC) and spousal sponsorship, it is mandatory to hold the proof of language in most of the economic immigration programs in Canada.

The economic class accounted for the largest part of immigration to the North American country, consisting of over 100 immigration programs and streams.

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Most of the economic immigrants are highly skilled workers who are eligible to apply from foreign countries. The international students and highly skilled temporary workers already staying in Canada.

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