Before travelling to study or work in Canada, part of your application may involve proving you have a

specified level of ability with English, or your language skills may be taken into account in other ways when your visa application is considered.

If you are required to take an English language test as part of your visa application, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the only internationally available test of English proficiency

accepted by Canada for immigration purposes. Immigration candidates are awarded points according to the score they achieved in the IELTS General Training module: for details visit

There are different types of visa, depending on your reason for entering the country. Check visa

requirements for immigration to Canada with iam Canada.



Visa Category Level of English
Student  6.0 and above Academic Training Module
QSW (Quebec Skilled Worker) Can be accepted without English
NSNP (Nova Scotia Nominee Program) 4.5 – 5.5 General Training Module
FSW (Federal Skilled Work) 4.5 – 5.5 General Training Module