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Canada has some of the most liveable cities in the world, with their welcoming multicultural communities and inviting weather across all four seasons.
If you intend to study and then work in Canada, you might have considered the process of getting permanent residency there. This would bring you closer towards your living abroad dreams.
To ensure that you can communicate with ease, you will need to provide proof of your language skills to gain a visa, be it English or French.
To prove your English proficiency, you’d be required to take the IELTS General Training test, which is the preferred test for PR to Canada.In order to maximize your band score, you can join us... Below, we’ll go through the minimum IELTS score for Canada PR. To better prepare yourself for the actual test,

How to Get Canada PR

To apply for permanent residency through Express Entry, you need to have a minimum language proficiency of CLB Level (Canadian Language Benchmark). 7, which is a minimum of 6.0 for each section of the IELTS.

For each program, there are different language proficiency requirements. Your language skills are assessed through 4 subcategories- listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The points you earn are awarded according to CLB Level (Canadian Language Benchmark).

CLB Level and IELTS Scores
CLB Level Points per subcategory Listening Reading Speaking Writing
7 4 6.0- 7.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
8 5 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
9 6 8.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
10 and above 6 8.5-9.0 8.0-9.0 7.5-9.0 7.5-9.0

If English is your second language, you get 4 points in total if you meet the following per-section requirements.
CLB Level Total Points Listening Reading Speaking Writing
5 and above 4 5.0-9.0 4.0-9.0 5.0-9.0 4.0-9.0

Federal Skilled Trades Program
Here are the per section score requirements for each CLB Level.
CLB Level Listening Reading Speaking Writing
4 4.5 3.5 4.0 4.0
5 5.0 4.0 5.0 5.0
6 5.5 5.0 5.5 5.5
7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
8 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
9 8.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
10 and above 8.5-9.0 8.0-9.0 7.5-9.0 7.5-9.0


With its vibrant culture, beautiful landscape, and strong economy, Australia is a popular destination for those looking to work and study there. Gaining permanent residency allows you to live, work, and study in Australia!  As English is the primary medium of communication in Australia, you’ll need to prove that you can meet a minimum language standard for day to day conversations, be it ordering a flat white or talking to your colleagues. 

Taking the IELTS is an excellent way to meet the Australia language requirement. IELTS is the preferred test for immigration to Australia accepted by almost all professional entities and is integrated into the point-based immigration system. 
To obtain a visa for Australian permanent residency, you can take either the IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. However, you need IELTS Academic for professional registration and work in Australia.

To become an Australian Permanent Resident under the General Skilled Migration Program, there are five visa subclasses, all of which use a point-based immigration system.

  1. Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
  2. Skilled Nomination Visa (Subclass 190)
  3. Graduate Temporary Visa (Subclass 485)
  4. Skilled Nomination/Sponsored Provisional Visa (Subclass 489)
  5. Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 887)

There are three bands of IELTS scores (Competent, Proficient and Superior) which correspond to a number of points allocated.

Point AllocationTable for IELTS Scores
IELTS Score Points Allocated
Competent (Score of 6.0 or more) 0
Proficient (Score of 7.0 or more) 10
Superior (Score of 8.0 or more) 20

Per-Section Score Requirements for Language Tests
IELTS Score Points Allocated
Competent (Score of 6.0 or more) 0
Proficient (Score of 7.0 or more) 10
Superior (Score of 8.0 or more) 20

English Language Proficiency Section IELTS PTE TOEFL iBT CAE OET
Competent Listening 6 50 12 169 B
Reading 6 50 13 169 B
Writing 6 50 21 169 B
Speaking 6 50 18 169 B
Proficient Listening 7 65 24 185 B
Reading 7 65 24 185 B
Writing 7 65 27 185 B
Speaking 7 65 23 185 A
Superior Listening 8 79 28 200 A
Reading 8 79 29 200 A
Writing 8 79 30 200 A
Speaking 8 79 26 200 A

Usually, your IELTS test results are valid for two years. However, for Skilled Migration applications, your IELTS scores are valid for three years! 

People can become a permanent resident of Australia in different ways. Three common ways of becoming a permanent resident are through gaining:

  1. a family-stream permanent visa
  2. a work-stream permanent visa
  3. business or investor-stream permanent visa