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IELTS points for Canada immigration

Note: These requirements of IELST for Canadian Immigration has been changed. To get the latest information about new IELTS points required for Canadian Immigration you must see new changes in IELTS Band requirement for Canadian Immigration
Older Post for reference only:
As per older Criteria of Canadian Immigration, points for language are very critical for future immigrants whose first language is not English. The applicants have to indicate in the visa application about the first ideal language of communication i.e. English or French. For the English language, the government recommends the applicant take the IELTS test.

Immigration points are rewarded on the basis of the score obtained by the applicant in the language test. For IELTS test, the applicant is required to appear for the general module of the IELETS and have to score the needed band in all the four modules of the IELTS test (Reading Writing, Speaking and Listening).

If the score in the IELTS lies between band 7.0 and 9.0, then 4 points for immigration will be awarded for that module. It is essential to note that the Canadian immigration points are awarded for each individual module not just the overall band and then added up. If score is between 5.0 to 6.9 points, two points will be awarded for Canadian immigration. If IELTS score is less than band 5.0, no immigration points are awarded for that module.

For example, an applicant will get the following points for the IELTS scores

Reading:
7.5 Band = 4 immigration points

Writing:
6.5 Band = 2 immigration points

Speaking:
7.0 Band = 4 immigration points

Listening:
5.5 Band = 2 immigration points


So, in this case, the overall points obtained in IELTS for the immigration application will be 12 out of maximum of 16 points.

Note: The correct acronym of International English Language Testing System is IELTS but some applicants erroneously spell it ilts, ielt, or ielets.

Your comments are welcome

76 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello..i believe that there is a new policy with regards to awarding of points with IELTS..a score of 6.5 and above would be given 4 points..and what you have discussed talks about the old policy..am i correct?just clarifying...tnx

Created by Saba said...

Yes anonymous,
You are perfectly right. The criteria has been changed and it is a good news for all future applicants. enjoy the full story on

Changes in IELTS Score requirement for Canadian Immigration

Thanx for comments

Comrade said...

This post is for reference only, for those who has applied previous to the introduction of new IELTS points system for Canadian Immigration

Anonymous said...

Hi,

This is Cherie. Is the old system still applicable or accepted as I have higher score in terms of the old policy?

Anonymous said...

I have applied before feb 2008. But I had apeared in IELTS exam on 9 th may. Now for points i have to cosider old band system or new

Anonymous said...

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augustine said...

Like IELTS, which is the authorized body/Institution for French proficiency?
Thanks
Augustin,
augustinetom@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have the same issue. Do you know a reply?

Anonymous said...

hello my score in the exam is
7.5 in reading
7.5 in listening
7.5 in speaking
6.0 in writing

did i meet the required points thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I have scored
readind - 6.5
writing- 6.0
Speaking - 6.5
listening - 6.5

What will be my total score as per new ielts guidelines.

Regards,
AMU

Anonymous said...

i have not done ielts. thank u.

amir nathan said...

dear all,

I got on the ilets 2 tests :

Reading: 7
listening :7
speaking : 7
writing :6.5

on the 2nd exam :
Reading: 6
listening :7.5
speaking : 7
writing :6.5

so i got 14 point out of 16 and i still need 2 points to reach the score of 67

what option can i do to get these 2 points

if any one have any idea please let me know

Anonymous said...

how can i score by applying immigration visa.


leolion

madhav said...

Hi, i want 12 points,how many score from ielts

Anonymous said...

hi, i m Pakistan National , I have calculate my points for the Canadian Immigration (Skilled worker) I have got 71 points with out adding the points of IELTS.
in this position is there any requirement for IELTS examination for me.

Anonymous said...

Under the new immigration law to get the FILE NO. DO WE HAVE TO FILE THE IELTS SCORE?

IS THERE A DEAD LINE WHERE WE CAN WRITE THE IELTS EXAM AFTER RECEIVING THE FILE NO?

Anonymous said...

How many points does a Indian Chartered Accountant qualification get for Canadian Immigration...?

Anonymous said...

Respected Sir/Madam
I have got file no on August 2007 for Skill labour. I already score 60 points without IELTS. Could you please confirm either I Qualify or not. My IELTS results are follow.

Speaking = 5.5
Listening = 5.5
Writing = 5.5
Reading = 3

Thanks
Best Regards
Shak

Anonymous said...

@amir nathan : you may get marry and your spouse should be minimum graduate then you may earn minimum 4 points .

thanks
Curzon Rahman

Anonymous said...

will you plpease assess my score and send me back still i didnot apply for ILETS. Iam warkink as anurse since 19 years Ihave diploma of NUrsing. 3 years after 12 years normal studies. I have my wife with the same qualification. i have 4 children the eldest 13yrs the youngest 1 yr old will you please tell me about my score and how much score i need for ilets. thank you

Ogechi said...

My husband and I started our immigration process oct 2009.He (principal applicant) took the IELTS exam in dec and had the following scores:
Listening 6.0
Reading 5.5
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Overall band score 6.5
Pls we'd like to know how many points these scores attract.Does he need to write another IELTS exam?Thank you

Comrade said...

Dear Ogechi,
What are the total points of your hubband excuding IELTS

Comrade said...

Dear Anonymous Nurse,
Try to get more than 12 points for IELTS

Anonymous said...

I have taken acedamic version of IELTS. can I use it for Canada Immigration or I need to take General Training Version of the test. My scores are

Reading 6.5
Writing 6.5
Listening 8.0
Speaking 7.0

Anonymous said...

re 6.5 wr 6 lis 6.5 spe 6.5

Ravi said...

I have got 56 points without IELTS score and my IELTS score are as follows

Listening-7
Reading-6
writing -6
speaking -6

which comes to 8 and the total points will be 64 points .so is there any way I can apply or do I need to write IELTS again ?

Anonymous said...

i got in IELTS
read=3.5, write=6 ,speak=5.5 ,listening=6.5 overall =5.5 my privious point without IELTS is 60 am I eligible for canadian imigration.
privious point:
Job =21
age =10
education=20
spouse Education=4
adaptibility=5
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total = 60

Anonymous said...

You need to write the IELTS again dear. If you score atleast 6.50 in 3 session then you can manage to reach 67 points.

neha said...

sir
i vbe 6.5 in reding, 6.5 in writing, 6 in listenini and 5.5 in speaking how much i get

lovely said...

hi dear
my name is dalip chopra
my education . M.A. bed
experince . 2year 9 mothe
age .10
spouse . education 4 point
without ielts
how i can gat ielts band

Sharma 123 said...

i have got 5.5 listerning, 5.5 reading, 5 writing, 6 speaking how much i got the score
please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comrade said...

2+2+1+2=7 immigration points

Anonymous said...

hi my score is 56 without ielts what will happen if i get
6 reading
6 writing
5.5 in speaking
5.5 in listinning

Anonymous said...

you scored 8 points taking your score to 64. you need 3 more to qualify.

http://www.canadavisa.com/ielts/free-practice-tests.html has a section where you can see how much your ielts score is.

Comrade said...

6 reading 2
6 writing 2
5.5 in speaking 2
5.5 in listening 2

Anonymous said...

I got reading- 5.5,writing-6.5 speaking-6 Lis-5 so, how much score I will get?

Comrade said...

2+4+2+1
total 9

ramesh said...

Dear Comrade,

how many points for 16 years of education with only one degree.

Anonymous said...

Hi any one know is Ielts require for british passport holders???

Anonymous said...

........ this site is very helpful, Thanks..
Vijay.

Comrade said...

yes ielts req for them too

Comrade said...

Thank you vijay. This site is helpful because of good visitors

Anonymous said...

hello my 59 score was done i have done ielts then only 6 score count but i want 8 score what should i do plez send me

wizarforyou said...

IELTS Score
-------------
Listening : 6.5
Speaking: 7
Reading : 6
Writing :6

Overall band : 6.5

I am a graduate ( Bachelors degree )
Job =21 points
Age =10 points
Wife = 4 points( Bachelors degree )

Do i qualify for Canada Immigration?

pp said...

I am applied in Sept. 2006. First time my IELTS Score is
Listening : 8.0
Speaking: 5.5
Reading : 6.0
Writin : 5.5
If I will need to achieve 16 points then what would be the IELTS Score I will require?
Please Comment Comrade sir.

Comrade said...

listening = 7.5 band
reading = 6.5
writing = 6.5
Speaking = 6.5

will give you total 16 points for Canadian Immigration

Anonymous said...

did the new changes in the IELTS scores is applicable for the old applicants who was applied before march 2009 or this system only for the new applications , thank you

Comrade said...

yes
old appcants may also claim their points as per new ielts system

Paudel said...

I am very glad to see this website.
I am married, my wife bachelors degree holder.Me masters degree holder and my teaching experience is more than three years in the related field,age 31.
My ielts score is as follows.
L-5.5
R-5
W-6
S-6.5
Would mind to calculate my total point? Am I eligible to immigrate to Canada?

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Kindly help me if I passed the requirments in Canada , can you calculate my total points?

Listening - 8
Reading - 6.5
Writing - 6.5
Speaking - 6.0

Anonymous said...

Hi!

Would you mind to calculate my total point? Am I eligible to immigrate to Canada...

Listening - 8
Reading - 6.5
Writing - 6.5
Speaking - 6.0

Anonymous said...

your points for ilets is 14

Anonymous said...

HI,
I have 66 points.instead of 67 points whether do i elegible to apply for migration.
my score is
speaking-6.5
listening-6.5
reading;5.5
writing;5.5
kindly reply me

Anonymous said...

I've applied for immigration to Canada ,and just ,i'm waiting for Sitting to IELTS exam ,but for bad luck I didn't sat 4 IELTS exam yet ,
so how can I know my points now ?

Comrade said...

First take IELTS

Anonymous said...

My overal band is 7.5 (14 points)
L-7.0
R-8.0
W-7.5
S-7.5
I applied pre-June 28, 2010 for NOC 0213, my only concerns here is that L-7.0 is considered MODERATE and HIGH for all others: R,W,S. Do you think I should worry that Visa office will ask me to retake since my listening is not HIGH. Do you think NOC 0213 - IT Manager requires HIGH for all proficiencies? My total point is 70 including IELTS score 14.. Pls advise. Thanks EV

Anonymous said...

i got reading-6.5
listening-7.0
writing-5.5
speaking-7.5
overall-6.5

lieraxxx said...

My overal band is 7.5 (14 points)
L-7.0
R-8.0
W-7.5
S-7.5
I applied pre-June 28, 2010 for NOC 0213, my only concerns here is that L-7.0 is considered MODERATE and HIGH for all others: R,W,S. Do you think I should worry that Visa office will ask me to retake since my listening is not HIGH. Do you think NOC 0213 - IT Manager requires HIGH for all proficiencies? My total point is 70 including IELTS score 14.. Pls advise. Thanks EV

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canada is not the only option after having high score in IELTS. you may consider going to US, NZ or UK because all they need is 7 in all bands. but if you really prefer going to canada, as long as you reached the minimum score, no worries coz you are still eligible for immigration. but let me remind you, immigration needs a General Training in IELTS.

Anonymous said...

Hi all
I have these scor in IELTS
Speaking 6.5
Writing 6
Reading 6
Listening 6
Overall score 6
Could I apply for immigration as a skilled worker or I have to sit again to IELTS

Anonymous said...

I got Listening-5.5
Reading-4
Writing-6
Speaking-5.5
Band score-5.5
do i qualify for canadian immigration

Anonymous said...

I TOOK IELTS TEST IN MAY 2005 OLD VERSION,
I GOT OVER ALL BAND 5.0
LISTENING 5.0
READING 5.0
WRITING 4.5
SPEAKING 5.0
COULD YOU TELL ME PLEASE I MANY POINTS I HAVE IN IELTS 5.0
PLEASE RESPOND AT THE EALIEST ,IAM VERY VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.
THANKSALOT

IMRAN KHAN JADOON said...

Speaking = 5.0
Listening = 5.0
Writing = 4.5
Reading = 5.0
took IELTS IN MAY 2005 OLD CRITERIA / VERSION,
COULD YOU TELE ME HOW MANY POINTS I HAVE .

Anonymous said...

hey I have ielts score of 6.5
listening 6
readindg writing speaking 6.5 I need to know my points

Anonymous said...

HI
Speaking = 6.0
Listening = 5.5
Writing = 6.0
Reading = 5.0

Anonymous said...

what does cap means? No of accepted applications by CIC or no. of received applications by CIC?

Anonymous said...

Please treat this as extremely important.I have scored score as such;listening-7,speaking-7,reading-7 and writing-6.In actual i needed 6.5 in speaking,reading,writing and 7.5 in listening to make my score 69.Does this qualify me for the immigration coz my consultant said it's not acceptable and the score has to be as mentioned above.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said,
Holle,
I have ILETS score band of 5.5
listening 4.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 5.5
Speaking 6.0
Ugent please do I qulify for Canada immgration
visa?
Thanks.

sunpreet singh said...

Anonymous said,
Holle,
I have ILETS score band of 5.5
listening 6
Reading 5.5
Writing 5.5
Speaking 5.5
how many points do i get with this band scores and do I qualify for Canada immigration visa?
Thanks.

Muzammil Hussain said...

I have got following awards marks in my IELTS, please let me know how much score will i be got

Listening 6.0
Reading 6.5
Writing 7.0
Speaking 5.5

My overall is 6.5

Apart from IELTS, i have banking exposure of 10 years, by education i am MBA (MIS), MBA (Finance) and MA Economics and also my elder brother is got citizenship of Canada. I have applied for the immigration in the year 2007.

Is there anyone who please let me be known, whether i may qualify for the immigration OR what is my current score ?

Aqib Saleem said...

is there any possibility to get visa for CANADA with 5 bands???

Aqib Saleem said...

Please any one answer me!

Anonymous said...

im asking if im qualified for my IELTS exam:listening 3.5 reading 4.0 writing 5.0 speaking 5.5

navdeep said...

Dear respected Comrade
i want to know my education and work experience points...
1. i did MA B.ed (19 years overall study)- how much points for this
2. i have 3 years teaching experience - how much
3. ielts scores below :
reading - 6
listening - 6.5
writing - 6.5
speaking - 6
can i apply for pr in canada??

navdeep said...

forgot to write age..
my age is 24 years old.. how much points i get for age?

shane143ish said...

asalam o aleyqum naveed g ur mark is 10

Anonymous said...

IMRAN KHAN JADOON said...
Speaking = 5.0
Listening = 5.0
Writing = 4.5
Reading = 5.0
took IELTS IN MAY 2005 OLD CRITERIA / VERSION,
COULD YOU TELE ME HOW MANY POINTS I HAVE .

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