How to go to Canada without IELTS?
How to go to Canada without IELTS?
Canada is an amazing country to live, study or work. As a result, it has become the hub of immigrants who wish to be a part of the country for education or job purposes. However, each Canadian program for immigration allows applicants from other countries after qualifying their pre-requisites. Among others, language proficiency is a prominent one. Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. So, the government wants new applicants to be proficient or fluent in either of its official languages. For that, it requires a scorecard of language proficiency test like IELTS, CELPIP or TEF.
International English language testing system (IELTS):
IELTS stands for International English language testing system (IELTS). Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP jointly manage the execution of IELTS in different corners of the world. It has two modules, academic module and General training module.
It has four components including, listening, writing, reading and listening to test overall proficiency of an individual in the language.
|Pattern||40 questions||40 questions||2 tasks||3 parts|
|Time duration (in minutes)||30||60||60||15|
Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP):
CELPIP stands for Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP). It has two types, CELPIP General and CELPIP General LS. CELPIP General is valid for Canadian Permanent Residence, and CELPIP General LS is valid for Canadian citizenship and immigration.
Structure of CELPIP General:
|Duration||47 minutes||60 minutes||53 minutes||20 minutes|
|Number of Questions||45-48||46-49||2||9|
Structure of CELPIP General LS:
|Duration||47 minutes||20 minutes|
|Number of Questions||45-48||9|
TEF stands for Test d’évaluation de français. It is the language proficiency test which is used to check linguistic knowledge of French. It is of two types, one for Canadian immigration and other is for Canadian citizenship
Structure of TEF:
For Canadian immigration application:
|Test components||Oral comprehension||Written comprehension||Oral expression||Written expression|
|Number of questions||60||50||2 topics||2 topics|
For Canadian citizenship application:
|Test components||Oral Comprehension||Oral Expression|
|Number of questions||60||2 topics|
Now, the question is, does everyone necessarily require the IELTS score for Canada?
Well, its answer depends on the purpose of immigration. The following is the list of common purposes for which an immigrant requires a visa. Let’s see how many of them approve applications without scorecard of IELTS:
- For Permanent Residency:
Canada Permanent residence visa allows its holder to live, study or work for five years. So if an applicant is planning for Permanent residency in Canada, then it becomes mandatory for him/her to show a scorecard of language proficiency test like IELTS. Almost every immigration program relies on the scorecard of IELTS to determine the candidate eligibility for Canadian PR.
For instance, below is the table of economic immigration streams for Canada PR visa requirements along with their CLB level in IELTS:
|Language Proficiency||An applicant must score a minimum of Canadian language benchmark (CLB) level 7 in language proficiency test like IELTS.||An applicant must score a minimum of Canadian language benchmark (CLB) 5 for speaking and listening & CLB 4 for reading and writing in language proficiency test like IELTS||An applicant must score a minimum of Canadian language benchmark (CLB) level 7 in language proficiency test like IELTS if your NOC is 0 or A and
CLB 5 if your NOC is B.
|An applicant must score minimum CLB level of 5 in all four abilities of language proficiency test|
- For tourism:
Canada is indeed one of the most beautiful places in the world with a lot of lavishing tourist spots. So, the Canadian allows tourists of other nationalities to stay in Canada for a maximum duration of six months in the country on a tourist visa. If an applicant is applying for Canada tourist visa, then he/she doesn’t require IELTS score for immigration.
- For study:
In recent years, Canada has earned so much popularity among international students for its advanced or higher studies. As compared to many top-notch countries, the quality of the education system is far better. Many Canadian universities offer internships and research case studies for students along with theoretical knowledge during their course period. As a result of which, students who get degrees from Canadian universities have great value in the global market. So if an applicant is planning to immigrate to Canada for study on a study permit, then he/she may or may not require IELTS score depending on the university and the program, he/she is applying for.
For instance, Concordia University and the University of Winnipeg does not demand scorecard of IELTS from a student at the time of admission
- For work:
It is a dream of several young individuals to work in Canada because of its good salary packages and abundance of job opportunities in different disciplines. To work in Canada, an applicant needs to apply for a work permit which requires a job offer and sponsorship from the employer or company. So if an applicant is planning for a work permit in Canada, then he/she does not need to show scorecard of IELTS. However, some big companies in Canada may ask for IELTS scorecard to check the fluency of an applicant in English for his/her routine activities and communication.
So, if you are also interested in immigrating to Canada, then before packing your bags, you need to the check the requirements of IELTS. For further any information, feel free to contact experts of countrywide visas.
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