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Mary Keyork
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How do I proof English proficiency for Canadian Citizenship application?

I will be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship in December 2012. I have heard that I must now demonstrate adequate knowledge of English profiency, but I do not know how to prove this. What proof must I provide?

Citizenship and Immigration have published a detailed list of acceptable documents which you may provide to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of English or French. These materials include:

IELTS – General – either current or previously submitted with your immigration application
CELPIP – either General or General LS
TEF or TEFAQ for French
A transcript, diploma or certificate from a secondary school
A transcript, diploma, certificate or degree from a post-secondary school
Proof of achieving CLB/NCLC 4 in speaking and listening through a Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) or Cours de langue pour les immigrants au Canada (CLIC)course

Further details regarding the scores required can be found on the CIC website at

If you would like our assistance, kindly contact us to set up a consultation, and we would be happy to speak with you about the immigration process(es) that you might like to undertake.