Interesting....I tried to explain to my legal assistant that I would only need to claim 3-5 points in the English proficiency category in order to meet the required 67 points. As such, I would only need to achieve moderate proficiency level in at least 2 categories. However, he said that it doesn't work like that and it's absolutely required to achieve moderate proficiency level on 4 category or CIC will reject my application.
Here what he told me
To claimt points for IELTS, it is required all moderate proficiency level and not applicable to two category in moderate and two categories in basic proficiency.
Listening 5.5 - 7.0 / Reading 5.0 - 6.0 / Writing 5.5 - 6.0 / Speaking 5.5 - 6.0
(each category will be added 2 points)
Repeat again, you will fail visa if IELTS not meet the moderate requirement and not meet the minimum experience
As I said early, he said that this new requirement for IELTS is effective from 28-Oct-2008. I tried to search on the CIC website but couldn't find any information about this. Does anyone else know anything about this requirement?