Language Importance

Language Importance

Language is an important factor in the Express Entry process because candidates can get up to 160 points according to their skills. Fluent English and French speakers can maximize their points potential on entry to the pool. Candidates who got a low score in language test results, should consider preparing for retaking a test. Any improvement across any of the four abilities (speaking, writing, reading, and listening) can bring a higher score in CRS ranking. Language skills are important to get points in the CRS. In fact, if a candidate has an intermediate adequate level of English on all four abilities (speaking, writing, reading, and listening), which means CLB7 or IELTS 6, he or she can get 68 points over 136 points in the CRS. However, if a candidate has an advanced level (CLB10+, TEF 393-415+) on all four abilities, he or she can get 136 points, the highest score on the first official language. It is important to establish the importance of combinations between English and French skills. For example, if a candidate has an intermediate adequate level of English and French on all four abilities, he or she can get 80 points in CRS ranking. However, if a candidate has advanced level of English and intermediate adequate level of French, he or she can get 148 points over 160 points. An important fact is that any candidate no matter their language of origin, even it is English or French, has to take a test to know their level and be assessed in an unbiased way.