How Much IELTS Score Is Required for Canada PR in 2020?

Good IELTS score for Canada PR is 8777 in LRWS. CLB 10 gets maximum CRS score. Watch E2Language Free videos for high score in a week. Spouse IELTS add to PR points.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  5 Dec, 19

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You need IELTS CLB Band 7 for Canada PR. The base score of 7 is required for basic eligibility in economic immigration programs (FSW, CEC).

The conversion table from IELTS band to CLB is given below. The lowest section score will decide your CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level.

For example, if you got 8 in listening, reading and writing, but got a 6 in speaking, then your CLB level would be 7.

IELTS to Canada CRS Score

The best IELTS score for Canada PR is CLB 10 to get 32 to 34 CRS points.

The most achievable IELTS score is 8777 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking as it takes you to CLB 9 and you get around 29 to 31 CRS score.

IELTS Score to CRS Points
IELTS Canada PRBasicBasic+OkayGoodBetterBest
Listening4.5-55.56-77.588.5-9
Reading3.5-4566.578-9
Writing4-55.566.577.5-9
Speaking4-55.566.577.5-9
CLB Level4, 5678910+
CRS Points With Spouse24326488116128
CRS Points Without Spouse24366892124136

There are zero points for CLB level 4 or lower and its basically useless.

CELPIP to CRS Score

CELPIP English test is computer based exam and has less number of test centers.

CELPIP to Canada CRS Points
CELPIP Canada PRBasicBasic+OkayGoodBetterBest
Listening4-5678910
Reading4-5678910
Writing4-5678910
Speaking4-5678910
CLB Level4, 5678910+
CRS Points With Spouse24326488116128
CRS Points Without Spouse24366892124136

TEF to CRS Points

TEF is French language test program for Canada PR.

TEF to Canada CRS Points
TEF Canada PRBasicBasic+OkayGoodBetterBest
Listening145-216217-248249-279280-297298-315316-333
Reading121-180181-206207-232233-247248-262263-277
Writing181-270271-309310-348349-370371-392393-415
Speaking181-270271-309310-348349-370371-392393-415
CLB Level4, 5678910+
CRS Points With Spouse24326488116128
CRS Points Without Spouse24366892124136
Will Spouse IELTS Score Increase Canada CRS Score?

Yes, Spouse IELTS score will help increase the total CRS points.

How Much is IELTS Test Result Processing Time?

IELTS Paper-based test results are sent after 13 days from the test date IELTS Computer-based test results are sent after 5 to 7 days from the test date.

Can I submit IELTS Online Test Score For Canada PR?

IELTS test result is available online on IELTS website and a separate Test Report Form will be sent to your mailing address by standard postal mail.
This Test Report Form is the one you will need to submit your Express Entry application, as the online result is not considered official confirmation.

How to Score 9 In IELTS for Canada PR?

Scoring the top band of CLB 9 is tough in IELTS and may take even the experts a bit of time and practice.

Out collection of best IELTS free youtube vides along with tried and tested tips should help you.

If someone or some agency is claiming to give you IELTS training to get you CLB 9 in first attempt, they are probably lying. IELTS academic score of 8777 is not an easy task by any standards.

Even the E2Language’s English teacher Jay, who is a native speaker, has himself confessed that he could not get the top IELTS band in his first couple of attempts.


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Hence, it is better to have realistic expectations from yourself and give yourself time to prepare.

It is a good idea to buy a IELTS test book to practice before taking a second attempt in order to improve your score.


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  1. Puppy
    Puppy 5 Dec, 19 at 4:21 pm

    For a 55 yrs old US Citizen, if he wants to apply for dual citizenship. Does he has to take IELTS for this too? How much score required to file if so? Please let me know.