There are three different immigration programs that are a part of the Express Entry system:
Each of these three programs has a different minimum required score in order to be eligible.
Candidates and their spouses in the Express Entry pool can gain points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for their language level – in fact, improving your score on a language test is one of the best ways to improve your CRS score.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General (do not take the IELTS Academic test, even if it sounds more impressive – it is not accepted)
- Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General
Both tests are equally acceptable for your immigration application, but the IELTS test is more widely available and accepted worldwide.
- TEF Canada
- TCF Canada
These tests are also accepted as proof of language proficiency for Canada’s many Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), and if you are applying as a self-employed worker, or through the Start-up visa program.canada immigrationCanadian Experience ClassCELPIP-GeneralCELPIP-General LSComprehensive Ranking SystemCSQ - Québec selection certificateEducational Credential Assessment (ECA)Express EntryExpress Entry Labour Market StreamExpress Entry poolExpress Entry Skilled WorkerExpress Entry Skilled Worker Streamfederal immigrationFederal Skilled Trade programFederal Skilled Trades ProgramFederal Skilled Worker ProgramFederal Skilled Workers Programhow to immigrate to CanadaIELTSlanguage test