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How can I prove my language level? 

seethamsara
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Posted On: 8/31/2022
seethamsara
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The citizenship application was returned because the "Language" test scores of CLB level-4 were not acceptable and they are asking for CELPIP.
I know CLB level-4 is equivalent to the required CELPIP.

How do we get an acceptable document showing language adequacy?
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Posted On: 25 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us. We appreciate that this is a confusing situation.

You can read about the language requirements on our website.

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC),

“If you did, you need to have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 or higher in speaking and listening.

  • If you did your training on or after November 1, 2012, submit a copy of your certificate with your application.
  • If you did your training between January 2008 and October 2012, mark the box on your application. We’ll verify it electronically.”

If you did not participate in LINC classes you have another option:

“Submit a copy of your certificate from the Adult Non-Credit Language Training Programs. These certificates must be for:
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) / Anglais Langue Seconde (ALS)
  • French as a Second Language (FSL) / Français Langue Seconde (FLS)
  • Citizenship and Language Training (CL) / Instruction civique et enseignement de la langue (ICEL)
The certificates must be dated December 2013 or later. They must show you have level CLB 4 or higher in speaking and listening.”

You may wish to contact IRCC Client Support Centre directly or via their web form if you are already abroad.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow-up to your question/situation.

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Theresa
Settlement.Org Team, Certified Community Resource Specialist (CCRS)
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