IRCC uses test results as proof of your language skills

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

English

First official language

(Maximum 24 points)

CLB Level Ability: Speaking Ability: Listening Ability: Reading Ability: Writing Points per ability
7
CELPIP-G
7 7 7 7 4
8
CELPIP-G
8 8 8 8 5
9
CELPIP-G
9 9 9 9 6
10 and above
CELPIP-G
10+ 10+ 10+ 10+ 6

Second official language

(4 points if you meet the minimum threshold in all four language abilities)

CLB Level Ability: Speaking Ability: Listening Ability: Reading Ability: Writing Points (total)
5 and above 5 – 12 5 – 12 5 – 12 5 – 12 4

First official language

(Maximum 24 points)

CLB Level Ability: Speaking Ability: Listening Ability: Reading Ability: Writing Points per ability
7 6.0 6.0 – 7.0 6.0 6.0 4
8 6.5 7.5 6.5 6.5 5
9 7.0 8.0 7.0 7.0 6
10 and above 7.5 – 9.0 8.5 – 9.0 8.0 – 9.0 7.5 – 9.0 6

Second official language

(4 points if you meet the minimum threshold in all four language abilities)

CLB Level Ability: Speaking Ability: Listening Ability: Reading Ability: Writing Points (total)
5 and above 5.0 – 9.0 5.0 – 9.0 4.0 – 9.0 5.0 – 9.0 4

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

French