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How important is IELTS Score for Canada PR?

Every year Canada welcomes a high number of immigrants to apply for permanent residency under various programs available for offshore and onshore candidates. Although, Canada was unable to meet the immigration targets in the year of 2020 due to the pandemic, still it has been slowly and steadily resuming to their usual pace of nominations.

The major system that receives the highest amount of applications each year is their Express Entry System managed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The Express Entry system is a program that functions on the basis of points allotted to the applicant according to six important elements. The applicant has to submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) that is then assessed and reviewed by IRCC who gives scores in terms of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), to the candidates. After the submission and assessment of application you enter the Express Entry Pool from where top candidates having the highest CRS Score are selected.

One selection factor that can be improved upon easily is the points that the applicant receives for their English language proficiency exam. The higher you score, the more points you will get on the Comprehensive Ranking System. This language test is very important for any aspirant who wants to migrate to Canada. It is an assurance to Canada's government and immigration services that you are capable of communicating and understanding well enough, a language that isn’t your mother tongue. The IELTS Score indicates the level for how good you are in all aspects of English.

The comprehensive categories that one needs to pass with good scores to stand a favorable chance for migration in Canada are Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading. Apart from its structure, IELTS Exam is of two types designed for specific purposes. These are IELTS General & IELTS Academic. IELTS General is taken by students who plan for secondary education in a foreign country and adults who are migrating to work or settle abroad. IELTS Academic is necessary for students who want to pursue higher education, essentially for UG and PG courses, or for people seeking professional registration. There are different minimum score requirements for each program that offers permanent residency in Canada.

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