Agri-Food Pilot: Language testing

How to prove your language ability

To prove you meet or pass the minimum language requirement for the pilot in English or French, you must take an approved language test. The test shows your abilities in

To measure your levels, we use the:

The minimum language requirements are CLB/NCLC Level 4 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

You must

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 listed below.

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 Canada – Test score equivalency chart
CLB level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 263-300 393-450 316-360 393-450
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 Canada – 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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