Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), September 28, 2012: applicants must provide objective evidence that they meet the language requirement, achieving the Canadian Language Benchmark 4 in speaking and listening, when they file their Citizenship application.
- Applicants will be required to submit acceptable evidence, such as:
- results of a CIC-approved third-party test; or
- evidence of completion of secondary or post-secondary education in English or French;or
- evidence of achieving the appropriate language level in certain government-funded language training programs (e.g. LINC).
- The Library can offer help on two third-party tests:
- CELPIP General (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program General test); or
- IELTS – General training (International English Language Testing System); or
For a complete list of CIC-approved tests, go to www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?q=572&t=5
CLARS Language Assessment Centres provide free English/French language assessments and referrals to classes for eligible immigrants seeking language training.
For Mississauga residents, please contact:
The Centre for Education & Training Language Assessment Centre.
Community Door, Sussex Centre
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2
Tel: 905-949-0049 ext. 1369
For a complete list of local LINC classes, check the Directory of Language Training Programs www.lincpeelhalton.com/Directory.pdf">.