LAST UPDATED: 11/04/2022
Improve Your Visa Application With High Language Scores
Did you know that improving your language ability can be the fastest way to increase your visa application points score? You can get up to 28 points out of 100 for your skills in English or French.
You will be given points based on your ability to listen, speak, read, and write effectively in English. This is where the International English Language Training System (IELTS) test comes in.
The Canadian government places great importance on being able to communicate properly because understanding English or French will help you find work in the Canadian job market and allow you to be a functional member of Canadian society.
It is very important that you prove your language ability on your application with results from an approved language test such as the International English Language Training System (IELTS) or the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF). If this is not included, you will not get an Invitation to Apply for work in Canada.
International English Language Training System
The International English Language Training System, or IELTS, is the most widely used and respected assessment of English language proficiency for governments and academic institutions.
Over 5 million people across 130 countries take the IELTS exams every year. The course is divided into two types of modules, namely, a General Training Module which is suited to people who are applying to immigrate to Canada and the Academic Module which is suited to those applying to an academic institution.
Each course is designed to test an individual’s ability in four different categories in reading, listening, writing and speaking. The final exam is not easy so it is recommended that you are as prepared as you can possibly be to pass the first time.
To receive immigration work or academic acceptance in association with the IELTS Preparation Course exams, people are generally required to achieve a band score of 5.5 in the General Training and 6.5 in the Academic path. These results vary depending on the country and the institution involved. The maximum score is 9.
Our online IELTS Preparation Course is based on content developed over a decade of delivering IELTS preparation to students. The courses offer content describing the examination, strategies for success, video lectures, and practice exercises that provide instant feedback in all sections of the exam: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
The courses also offer the opportunity to submit writing samples that are reviewed, graded, and commented on by qualified Canadian IELTS instructors. During the courses, you will be able to ask the instructor questions about the exam or any other IELTS-related issue.
The chance to work with Canadian-based instructors on writing skill development is unique and valuable in preparing to write the exam.
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Where can I take the IELTS?
This is country-specific. Finding an IELTS centre in your home country is very important. Luckily, it's the most widely used English testing system in the world. Not only do over 11, 000 organizations worldwide accept it as a valid English language exam, but the test can be taken in over 140 countries.
How much does it cost?
The best way to find out how much your IELTS is going to cost you is to look up the registration in your own country. Prices may vary; anything from $140 - $310 depending on what country you’re in.
Do I take all parts of the test on the same day?
Yes. The test is only 2h45m and you can do it all in one ‘sitting’, meaning with no breaks.
What is in the test?
The best way to find that out is by doing a preparation course. The course will guide you through what kind of questions get asked, and how to answer them. You’ll feel more confident going into a test if you know exactly what to expect.
What is the test breakdown?
The test is split up into four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. See a breakdown below:
- Section Duration: 30 minutes
- Assessed by using multiple-choice, short response, and other typical test forms. You’ll have to pay attention and listen to a conversion between people and thereafter write responses based around the conversation
- Section Duration: 60 minutes
- You'll be given brief texts to read and evaluate, and relevant questions will be presented in a variety of forms to demonstrate your ability to recognize information and grasp what you've read.
- Section Duration: 60 minutes
- Writing assignments are based on a variety of topics and situations. All you need to do is submit a personal response by writing letters and essays.
- Section Duration: 11–14 minutes
- You'll be asked broad questions about yourself and given a card to use as a suggestion to talk about a specific issue. The goal is to provide you with the opportunity to discuss various themes and demonstrate your speaking talents.
Can I move to Canada without the IELTS?
Check out our video on moving to Canada without an IELTS.