IELTS for Work

An English language test, such as IELTS, is desirable to many Canadian employers if you have moved to Canada from a non-English speaking country.

IELTS is one of the world’s leading English Language tests, and it can support your application when moving to Canada for a new career. By choosing British Council as your IELTS test provider, you will gain the support you need to reach your potential and be confident that you’re prepared for Canadian life.

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Immigrating to Canada

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migration Quebec as proof of English Language proficiency. When you have completed your IELTS test, you will receive paper documentation of your score called a Test Report Form (TRF). Your TRF can be used to support a range of immigration applications including: Express Entry (Skilled Immigrants), Quebec-selected skilled workers, and the Provincial Nominee program.

Express Entry, which is the most common route for applying for permanent residence, is an online system that manages applications through three economic programs.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Looking for more information on the eligibility requirements for the Express Entry programs? Visit the Canadian website’s eligibility page.

Which IELTS exam do I take for a job?

The IELTS General Training test is for people looking to work in Canada. It is specifically designed to assess your English in workplace environments. For example, the situations that might come up in your IELTS test could include:

  • working with customers in shops, restaurants, or cafés
  • communicating with your team members in an office environment
  • clearly communicating when writing or replying to emails.

If you are wishing to work in an academic job role, such as a teacher or researcher, the IELTS Academic test may be more suitable. Visit our  Which test is right for me page to find out more details.

Learn more about how IELTS can help you find work in Canada

Medical Professionals

IELTS can help medical professionals across the world find work in health-related roles in Canada.

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Career Search

If you’re looking for work after immigrating to Canada, you can strengthen your CV with IELTS. Click below for help and support with finding employment.

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Canadian Language Requirements

The IRCC, which is the Canadian immigration department, uses the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) to assess applicants’ English level.

Frequently Asked Questions

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