Find out if you have the language proof for citizenship: Step 5
Based on your answers, you still need to get language proof to submit with your application.
If you think you can speak and understand English or French well enough to apply for citizenship, you can get tested.
We accept results from these language tests:
Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program – General Test (CELPIP-G) or General (Listening and Speaking) Test (CELPIP-G LS)
4 or higher (up to 12) in listening and speaking
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) training test
4.0 or higher in speaking and 4.5 or higher in listening
B1 or higher (B2, C1 or C2) in listening and speaking
If you can’t get the results you need, you can get language training.
- There are language classes funded by the government available across the country.
- Some provinces offer their own language training:
Top questions about citizenship language requirements
- What does “adequate knowledge” of English or French mean when applying for citizenship?
- What language level do I need when I apply for citizenship?
- What documents can I use to prove that I meet the citizenship language requirement?
- What third-party tests will IRCC accept as proof I have adequate knowledge of English or French when I apply for citizenship?
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