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To gain a Canadian visa, you will need to demonstrate your English abilities to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
IELTS is one of the world’s most popular high-stakes English language tests, with over three million tests taken in the past year. And it’s the English test of choice for educational organisations, professional associations and employers across Canada. In fact, all universities and colleges in Canada accept IELTS, as well as all professional associations that have set minimum language requirements for professional registration.
Find out the test results required for your visa to Canada.
The IELTS score you need depends on the requirements of your visa, and the organisation where you plan to study or work.
Find out who accepts IELTS and check the score required.
IELTS assesses your English proficiency on a scale from 1–9 in four skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. You have a choice of two test types – IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training – depending on the requirements set by the organisation where you plan to work or study.
IELTS for study
Thousands of education and training providers all over the world use IELTS results to select their students.
IELTS for work
Many professional registration bodies and employers rely on IELTS as evidence of English language proficiency.
A test of four skills
IELTS is a task-based test covering the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).