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    Language test equivalency charts

    This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

    Equivalencies between the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) (for English), the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (for French), and the results of language tests from designated testing organizations have been established and are summarized in the following tables.

    Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General Test score equivalency chart
    CLB LevelReadingWritingListeningSpeaking
    1010101010
    99999
    88888
    77777
    66666
    55555
    44444
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General Training – Test score equivalency chart
    CLB LevelReadingWritingListeningSpeaking
    108.07.58.57.5
    97.07.08.07.0
    86.56.57.56.5
    76.06.06.06.0
    65.05.55.55.5
    54.05.05.05.0
    43.54.04.54.0
    Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada) – Test score equivalency chart
    CLB LevelReadingWritingListeningSpeaking
    10263-277393-415316-333393-415
    9248-262371-392298-315371-392
    8233-247349-370280-297349-370
    7207-232310-348249-279310-348
    6181-206271-309217-248271-309
    5151-180226-270181-216226-270
    4121-150181-225145-180181-225
    Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) – Test score equivalency chart
    CLB LevelReadingWritingListeningSpeaking
    10 and above549-69916-20549-69916-20
    9524-54814-15523-54814-15
    8499-52312-13503-52212-13
    7453-49810-11458-50210-11
    6406-4527-9398-4577-9
    5375-4056369-3976
    4342-3744-5331-3684-5