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Types of English language test accepted for Australia and Canada Immigration

Types of English language test accepted for Australia and Canada Immigration

11 October 2021 | Category
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 Immigration to Canada or Australia in your thoughts? You will need to demonstrate your proficiency in English by taking an English language test. MilkyWay Immigration Consultants, premier Immigration Consultants in Saudi Arabia, brings to you an insight into the types of English language tests accepted for Australia and Canada Immigration.

 

English Tests for Canada Immigration

 

Apart from spousal sponsorship and temporary immigration programs like International Experience Canada (IEC), proof of language is mandatory for immigration to Canada.  This is proven by an authorized language test in English.

The main tests are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General – For Canadian immigration, IELTS is accepted by educational organizations, professional associations, and employers across Canada. Most universities and colleges as well as all professional associations that have set minimum language requirements for professional registration in Canada accept IELTS scores.
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General – This test evaluates the English listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills of candidates. CELPIP is officially assigned for permanent residence applications by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). It is also accepted for professional designations.

Both tests are equally acceptable for your immigration application in Canada.

 

English Tests for Australia Immigration

 

Five English language tests are accepted for visa applications in Australia:

  • The most common way of proving English language ability is the IELTS test. General Training or Academic versions of the test are recognized by the Department of Immigration, but for some skills assessing authorities, applicants need to sit for the Academic version. The minimum score is required in each section of the IELTS (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) in a single sitting.
  • The Occupational English Test (OET) is also recognized as proof of proficient and superior levels of English. The OET is only considered suitable for Medical and allied health professionals.
  • Nowadays, the TOEFL Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) & the Pearson Academic Test of English (Pearson PTE) are accepted in Australia. These tests are suitable for all skilled subclasses in most state and territory governments and skills assessment authorities.
  • The Cambridge Test of English is also accepted now.

The test results are accepted only if the test has been completed not more than two years before the application is made.

 

Test Scores

Scores required for different tests are:

 

Vocational English

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

IELTS 5 5 5

5

TOEFL iBT 4 4 14

14

PTE Academic 36 36 36

36

OET

B B B

B

Cambridge (CAE) 154 154 154

154

 

 

Competent English

For most skilled visas, you will need to show at least Competent English to meet the threshold criteria.

Listening

Reading Writing

Speaking

IELTS

6 6 6

6

TOEFL iBT

12 13 21

18

PTE Academic

50 50 50

50

OET

B B B

B

Cambridge (CAE)

169 169 169

169

 

Proficient English

Listening Reading Writing

Speaking

IELTS

7 7 7

7

TOEFL iBT

24 24 27

23

PTE Academic

65 65 65

65

OET

B B B

B

Cambridge (CAE)

185 185 185

185

 

Superior English

Listening

Reading Writing

Speaking

IELTS

8 8 8

8

TOEFL iBT

28 29 30

26

PTE Academic

79 79 79

79

OET

A A A A
Cambridge (CAE) 200 200 200

200

 

Functional English

Test component

Average across test components only
IELTS

4.5

TOEFL iBT

8

PTE Academic

30

OET

n/a

Cambridge (CAE)

147

 

At times scores above the minimum are needed to meet skill assessment, registration, or points test requirements in some cases. We recommend speaking with a Migration Consultant in Saudi Arabia like MilkyWay Immigration Consultants to help assess your English language testing needs before booking a test.

 

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