Language requirements

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

CIC is changing the way operational guidance is provided. Learn how to navigate the new format.

Applicants in certain classes must have adequate knowledge of either English or French to immigrate or work in Canada.

Evidence of language proficiency

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Privacy statement

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: