Language Eligibility to become Canadian Citizen
An applicant who nominates themself for Canadian citizenship must undergo and clear the language proficiency test either in any one of the official language of Canada (English or French) if their age limit is between 18-54. The language proficiency test is entirely different for citizenship nomination and PR or another visa process.
The candidate must excel in these below-mentioned language-based activities to clear the language proficiency test
- Take active participation in daily community discussions
- Must be able to intake simple instructions and questions
- Must use basic grammar, structures seamlessly in oral communication
- Capable of using rich vocabulary that enriches oral communication
The citizenship applicant needs to submit their proof of language skill ability in terms of listening and speaking, where writing and reading skills aren’t tested here. They must show proof of language proficiency by submitting a test result on one of the documents like:
Positive test results obtained under IRCC showing their language skills based on CLB or NLCC of 4 or more in listening to reading and speaking.
Must have completed their diploma or graduate or any post-secondary level of education completely in English or French language in any government recognized Canadian university or in aborad.
Attain a score of above 4 under CLB or NCLC under government-funded language course.
At times the candidates can also use the language proficiency submitted for PR process even if it has got expired.
Standard Boards Conducting Language Tests
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
- Test de Evaluation de Francis (TEF)
- Test de Evaluation du Francis adapte au Quebec (TEFAQ)
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