Language testing: Atlantic Immigration Pilot
How to prove your language ability
You must prove your language skills by taking a language test approved by IRCC. You must:
- schedule your test and pay the costs
- get results that are at least equal to a language level 4 of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC). This applies to all 4 abilities:
- send us your results with your complete application. If you don’t include them, we will not process your application.
Don’t ask for your language test results to be sent directly to us.
Keep your original test in a safe place as we may ask for it later.
Language tests we accept
You can take any of these approved language tests:
- CELPIP–General: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
- you must take the CELPIP–General test
- we don’t accept the General–LS test
- IELTS–General Training: International English Language Testing System
- you must take the General Training test
- we don’t accept the Academic test
- TEF Canada : Test d’évaluation de français
- you must take the TEF Canada test
- we don’t accept the TEF Études, Naturalisation, Carte de résident or the Québec versions of the test
- We’ll accept TEF results if you wrote your test before March 1, 2020. If you wrote the test on or after March 1, 2020, you need to provide TEF Canada test results.
- TCF Canada : Test de connaissance du français
- you must take the TCF Canada test
- we don’t accept the TCF, DAP, ANF, Carte de résident or the Québec versions of the test
How to find your language level
You need to have a CLB 4 (NCLC 4) or higher for all 4 abilities. Check the table below to find the minimum score you need on each ability:
Minimum score needed for CLB / NCLC 4
Your score must be equal or greater to the values below
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