Prove your language skills

You must prove your language skills by taking an approved language test.

  1. Schedule your test with an agency approved by IRCC
  2. Enter the test results into your Express Entry profile (and the Personal Information Number)
  3. Include the results with your application when you are invited to apply.
  4. Send IRCC your results with your complete application.
  5. Keep your original test in a safe place.

Test validity

Your test results must be less than two years old to be valid when you:

  • Complete your Express Entry profile.
  • Apply for permanent residence.

You can take any of these approved language tests

English

CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program

IELTS: International English Language Testing System

French

TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français, including:

  • compréhension de l’écrit
  • compréhension de l’oral
  • expression écrite
  • expression orale

TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français, including:

  • compréhension de l’écrit
  • compréhension de l’oral
  • ex