Language testing — Atlantic Immigration Pilot

You must prove your language skills by taking a language test approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The Atlantic Immigration Pilot requires a language level of at least four (4). Your results must be less than two years old when you apply.

You must:

  • schedule your test with an agency approved by IRCC and pay the costs, and
  • include the results of your test when you apply. If you do not, we will send your application back to you without processing it.

Do not 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 as we may ask for it later.

Language tests we accept

You can take any of these approved language tests:


CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program

CELPIP has two different tests. You must take the “CELPIP-General” test to support your immigration application.

IELTS: International English Language Testing System

IELTS has two options for the reading and writing tests: “General Training” and “Academic.” You must take the “General Training” option.


TEF: Test d’évaluation de français (available in French only)

You must submit results from these TEF tests as proof of your French language skills:

  1. compréhension de l’écrit
  2. compréhension de l’orale
  3. expression écrite
  4. expression orale
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