The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the standardized test that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) recognizes as proof of English language ability for immigration purposes.

Some Canadian immigration applicants are required to take the IELTS to demonstrate that they have sufficient English language ability to integrate into Canadian society and the Canadian work force.

Take this opportunity to practice your English and familiarize yourself with the IELTS test. Canadavisa has 8 free IELTS practice tests available - 2 Listening, 2 Reading, 2 Writing, and 2 Speaking. These tests were prepared by IELTS professionals and will give you a good sense of what the IELTS test will be like. (Please Note: Due to the nature of the tests, only the Listening and Reading tests can be automatically graded.)

IELTS Band Score Calculator

The four sections of the IELTS (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) are measured on a Band Score system from 1-9. To receive the maximum number of points for English language ability on a Federal Skilled Worker application, applicants who are required to take the IELTS, must obtain a Band score of 7.5 or higher in the Listening component and a 6.5 or higher in the other three components.

Calculate your approximate Band Score based on your free practice test results:
Listening: Correct answers out of 40
Reading: Correct answers out of 40
Speaking:

When marking the Speaking category, examiners use detailed performance descriptors which describe spoken performance at each of the 9 IELTS bands. Examiners award a band score for each of the following four criterion areas: Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy and Pronunciation. The four criteria are weighted equally.
Writing:

When marking the Writing category, examiners use detailed performance descriptors, which describe written performance at each of the 9 IELTS bands. Examiners award a band score for each of the following four criterion areas: Task Achievement, Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. The four criteria are weighted equally.

IELTS / TEF Points Calculator

The calculators below will enable you to determine how many points you would be awarded for your IELTS language test scores under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Simply select whether this is your first or second official language and enter the score you have obtained in each of the four bands of the IELTS (General) or TEF exam. The calculator will show the points Citizenship and Immigration Canada awards for that score in each band, as well as the total score for all the bands.

IELTS Point Calculator (General)
Is English your first language ?
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Listening
Reading
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TEF Point Calculator
Is French your first language ?
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(0-450)
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Speaking
Listening
Reading
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TOTAL POINTS AWARDED

IELTS Preparation Online Course

Do you feel you need some more practice and preparation before you take the IELTS? An IELTS Preparation Online Course is now available to Canadavisa visitors through a third party (free for new clients of Campbell Cohen Law Firm as of June 26th, 2010).

Prepared and managed by IELTS professionals, this IELTS Preparation Online course will give you a solid foundation so that you can feel confident when you sit the test. Get tips and detailed instruction on how to prepare and what to expect.

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