Selection Factor – Language Proficiency

Language Proficiency

A maximum of 28 points are available under the language proficiency selection factor. Since Canada has two official languages (French & English), you can choose which one will be your first official language (24 points) and which one will be your second (4 points). Proficiency in both English and French is NOT a requirement for FSW.

Proficiency - English

IELTS Score

Points (28 max)

First Official Language

Speaking

Listening

Reading

Writing

CLB 7

7.0

8.0

7.0

7.0

6 pts/ability

CLB 6

6.5

7.5

6.5

6.5

5 pts/ability

CLB 5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

4 pts/ability

Second Official Language (OPTIONAL)

*Score must be met in all four abilities

5.0

5.0

4.0

5.0

4

Spouse's Language Proficiency (OPTIONAL)

*Score must be met in all four abilities

4.0

4.5

3.5

4.0

5

Compétences linguistiques - Français

Marque TEF

Points (28 max)

Première langue officielle

Expression orale

Compréhension de l'orale

Compréhension de l'écrit

Expression écrite

NCLC 7

371+

298+

248+

371+

6 pts/compétence

NCLC 6

349-370

280-297

233-247

349-370

5 pts/compétence

NCLC 5

310-348

249-279

207-232

310-348

4 pts/compétence

Seconde langue officielle (OPTIONELLE)

*vous devez atteindre le seuil minimal dans chacune des quatre compétences linguistiques

226-371+

181-298+

151-248+

226-371+

4

*Applicants must complete a language test to verify their abilities. Learn more about Language Tests for Canadian immigration.

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