Language Requirement


The applicants who want to apply for Canadian Citizenship have to meet some Eligibility Criteria. The most important requirement is the language requirement. The applicants between the age of 18-54 years, have to provide a proof of adequate knowledge of English or French. This language requirement may be waived because of a medical condition if the applicant can provide supporting documentation.

you can provide evidence that you have adequate knowledge of English or French. IRCC accepts the following as a documentary proof in order to meet the language requirement:

  • Proof of completion of a government-funded language program by providing a certificate at a level of CLB/NCLC 4.
  • You attended or are currently attending a secondary or post-secondary education program. However, the medium of instruction should be English or French for this course.
  • As an evidence, you can provide a degree, diploma, certificate or official transcripts from a secondary or post-secondary education. However, the program should show that you studied in English or French, in Canada or abroad.
  • Results from a third-party language test.

 Note: IRCC also accepts the test results even If you did the test in the past and has expired now. Therefore, you can provide the expired language test results as an evidence to meet the language requirement

Usually International English Language Testing System (IELTS), General Training. You must have a score of 4.0 or higher in speaking and 4.5 or higher in listening.

You can contact us if you have any questions or if you want to apply for Canadian Citizenship