My legal assistant told me that CIC now requires a minimum IELTS band score of 5.5 regardless of how many points you can accumulate in other category. So even if I have arranged employment opinion and my total point (without english proficiency) is over 67, CIC will still reject my application if my IELTS band score is less than 5.5. He told me that this is because any applicant obtained IELTS certificate below 5.5 band is considered to be not eligible to handle the Canadian employment. He also said that this new requirement for IELTS is effective from 28.Oct.2008. However, when I went to CIC website, I couldn't find any information about this. So can you guys please confirm this new requirement?