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What is the minimum IELTS score to work in Canada and Get PR?

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In recent times, there has been a notable surge in Indians travelling to Canada, establishing it as a prominent destination for migration. Several factors contribute to this trend, encompassing the use of English as a communication medium (ascertained by IELTS score), abundant job prospects, internationally acclaimed educational institutions, an amiable local populace, favourable migration policies, exposure to diverse cross-cultural communities, and more. There are various pathways for migration to Canada with varied degrees of requirements. Rudraksh Immigration Group located in Mohali, has witnessed a significant influx of applicants aspiring to make the move to Canada through Canada PR Visa. Three main streams include:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

All these pathways are designed to cater to various situations of the migrants. This includes people who want to migrate for work, studies or business. These are the three most prominent reasons why people opt for Canada. Needless to mention, all these methods have the provision of a PR in the end. Also, the IELTS score (language proficiency) could vary from one stream to another. But generally speaking, you would ideal at least a score of 6 in CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) for all these programs.

IELTS Depends on Streams

Not only will you require an IELTS score depending on these broad programs, but also on the specific stream you want to pursue. For instance, as a lawyer, you need at least 7.0 in each section – Reading, Listening, Hearing, and Writing. For a nurse, this could be 7.5 in listening, 6.5 in writing, 7.0 for speaking and 7.0 for reading. In addition to that, one could consider streams depending on the TEER for which you are applying. For instance:

  1. TEER 0– Management occupations (e.g. financial managers)
  2. TEER 1– Occupations that require a university degree (e.g. software engineers)
  3. TEER 2– Occupations that require a college diploma, apprentice training or supervisory occupations (e.g. medical laboratory technologists)
  4. TEER 2– Occupations that require a college diploma, apprentice training or at least 6 months of on-the-job-training (e.g. dental assistants)

Under the NOC (National Occupation Classification), for TEER 0 and 1 jobs, the applicants need a minimum of CLB 7. Similarly, for the NOC TEER 2 and 3 jobs, a score of CLB 5 should suffice. Therefore, your language proficiency needs are also based on the job you wish to perform after moving to Canada.

Based on these scores (in addition to scores in individual sections), the applicants will be awarded points. These points are a part of the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System)  score which takes into consideration all the credentials of an applicant. Just for reference, the PR through the Canada Express Entry program requires a minimum CRS score of 490. These could change with time and for different programs. This score considers the academic qualifications, language credentials, work experience, etc.

From the aforementioned information, you would have understood the value of a high IELTS score. That is the reason why the aspirants take the IELTS test multiple times to ensure that they get the highest marks as per their capacity. It will improve the chances of their selection due to a higher overall CRS score. If you wish to discuss anything more related to your IELTS score, canada work permit visa or other qualifications to migrate to Canada, you could visit the office of Rudraksh Immigration Group in Mohali. The expert staff at the firm will guide you as per your needs and wishes.

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