IRCC uses test results as proof of your language skills

English

See what language level you have based on your test results in Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)

CLB Level Test results for each ability
Speaking Listening Reading Writing
9 and above 9+ 9+ 9+ 9+
8 8 8 8 8
7 7 7 7 7
6 6 6 6 6
5 5 5 5 5
4 4 4 4 4
CLB Level Test results for each ability
Listening Reading Writing Speaking
10 and above 8.5 – 9.0 8.0 – 9.0 7.5 – 9.0 7.5 – 9.0
9 8.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
8 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
6 5.5 5.0 5.5 5.5
5 5.0 4.0 5.0 5.0
4 4.5 3.5 4.0 4.0

French

See what language level you have based on your test results in  Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC)