This guide is going into detail on the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Part One went over the details of the minimum requirements for skilled work experience, and in Part 2, we are going to cover the language requirements.
Immigration Canada looks at the following to evaluate your language skills, in English or French:
In order to be eligible for Express Entry, you must prove your English and French language ability by:
You must take one of the following approved language tests:
The minimum scoring for both English and French in all language abilities are as follows:
A recent change to the language requirement is that you can now also earn up to 30 additional Express Entry points for strong French language skills (even if French is your second language), so keep this in mind if you have experience speaking French.
If you want specific tips on preparing for the IELTS exam, see our guide over here. And check out Part 3 of this guide where we discuss the education requirements for the Federal Skilled Worker Program.