If you are thinking of studying, working or living an English-speaking country, IELTS is the test for you. It is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration.

What is IELTS?

IELTS assesses your listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. It helps you develop the everyday English you will need to study, live, or work in an English-speaking country.

There are two tests: IELTS Academic for higher education or professional training. IELTS General Training for secondary education, migration, work or training

IELTS General Training prepared for life. The IELTS General Training test uses everyday scenarios to test your language skills. IELTS is accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and by over 450 organizations.

For PR application, IRCC has an approved list of Secure English Language test, this includes IELTS General Training and CELPIP General Test.

Canadian Language Benchmarks

The Canadian Language Benchmarks CLB have 12 levels of ability in 4 different language skills including Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading.

CLB Level Listening  Reading Writing Speaking
10 and above 8.5 – 9.0 8.0 – 9.0 7.5 – 9.0 7.5 – 9.0
9 8.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
8 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
6 5.5 5.0 5.5 5.5
5 5.0 4.0 5.0 5.0
4 4.5 3.5 4.0 4.0

You can take an IELTS test in more than 13 locations across Canada at Oxford International. 

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