Dear All , My first post on this forum. Kindly advise on below. 1) What is the CLB equivalent for 6.5 score in IELTS Speaking - General Training to apply for PR under CEC ? 2) For above #1, I saw an answer as 8 ( i.e., 6.5+1 = 7.5 and rounded to next full band). If this is true why other 3 abilities are rounded down by 0.5 but only for speaking its up by 0.5. Kindly clarify the confusion. 3) If an IELTS score of 6.5 in all 3 or any one from Listening , Reading and Writing, the CLB score will be 7. Is this true ? If so, why? Just for my reference I am requesting. 4) Finally, If we get below IELTS scores (3 combinations) to apply for PR under NOC 2171 ('A' skill type) in CEC, would it be good to apply or need to retae the IELTS ? Many of my friends have this doubt including me. (A) Listening - 6 Reading - 5 Writing - 6 Speaking - 6.5 OR (B) Listening - 6 Reading - 6 Writing - 5 Speaking - 6.5 OR (C) Listening - 5 Reading - 6 Writing - 6 Speaking - 6.5 5) Is the new rule going to be implemented to apply for PR under CEC with 12 months of work experience in Canada ? Where can we see this rule officially like CIC web site link ? Thanks in advance for your time and replies. - Sri.