Agri-Food Immigration Pilot: Language testing

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How to prove your language ability

To immigrate through the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot Program, you must prove your ability in English or French.

To do so, you must take an approved language test. The test shows your abilities in writing, reading, listening and speaking.

To measure your levels, we use the

You must

The minimum language requirements are:

CLB/NCLC 4

Don’t ask for your language test results to be sent directly to us. Submit your test information with your application. Keep your original test in a safe place. We may ask for it later.

Language tests you can take

You can take any of these approved language tests

English

French

How to find your language level based on your test results

Use your test results to find your CLB or NCLC level in the tables below

CELPIP General 2014 – Test score equivalency chart
CLB level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 10 10 10 10
9 9 9 9 9
8 8 8 8 8
7 7 7 7 7
6 6 6 6 6
5 5 5 5 5
4 4 4 4 4
IELTS General Training – Test score equivalency chart
CLB level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 8.0 7.5 8.5 7.5
9 7.0 7.0 8.0 7.0
8 6.5 6.5 7.5 6.5
7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
6 5.0 5.5 5.5 5.5
5 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
4 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.0
TEF – Test score equivalency chart
CLB level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 263-277 393-415 316-333 393-415
9 248-262 371-392 298-315 371-392
8 233-247 349-370 280-297 349-370
7 207-232 310-348 249-279 310-348
6 181-206 271-309 217-248 271-309
5 151-180 226-270 181-216 226-270
4 121-150 181-225 145-180 181-225
TCF – Test score equivalency chart
CLB level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 549-699 16-20 549-699 16-20
9 524-548 14-15 523-548 14-15
8 499-523 12-13 503-522 12-13
7 453-498 10-11 458-502 10-11
6 406-452 7-9 398-457 7-9
5 375-405 6 369-397 6
4 342-374 4-5 331-368 4-5
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