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The International English Testing System (IELTS) is designed for non-native English speakers who want to study, work and immigrate to English-speaking countries. The countries like Australia, the UK, Canada, and Australia accept IELTS. The IELTS test aims to assess candidates' speaking, writing, listening, and reading abilities. IELTS score is graded from 1-9 scale. IELTS is the widely accepted test in English-speaking countries. If candidates want to work, immigrate, or study in an English-speaking country then IELTS is a test to ascertain your English language ability. After getting the required band score in IELTS candidates can apply to work, study or migrate to a country of their choice. The requirement for application varies from country to country.
IELTS for immigrants
If candidates are planning to work or migrate to Canada, Australia, the UK, and New Zealand then they are required to take IELTS. IELTS is accepted in most English-speaking countries. Different countries have different IELTS requirements for immigrants. Sharing details below:
IELTS for United Kingdom Visas and immigrants (UKVI)
In 2015 United Kingdom Govt. announced important changes to Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes, that is for those who want to get a work visa or want to immigrate to the UK. If you make a visa application to stay or move to the UK, you need to be aware of changes made by United Kingdom Visas & Immigration (UKVI).
If you are going to or staying in the UK, there is an IELTS test for you. In addition to the IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic tests, which you may already know of, a new test called IELTS Life Skills was introduced. IELTS Life Skills test was introduced for candidates who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at levels A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This is a single test covering speaking and listening skills. IELTS tests for UK Visas and Immigration are managed by the IELTS SELT Consortia, which comprises British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
IELTS minimum score requirements for migration to the UK vary from 4 to 7.
IELTS for immigration to Canada
Canada is an attractive destination for immigrants. If candidates want to apply for a work visa or permanent residency in Canada, then IELTS will be required for their English proficiency assessment. The minimum IELTS score for Canadian immigration can vary depending on the circumstances. Candidates can check this score from the website of immigration refugees and citizenship in Canada.
IELTS for New Zealand immigration
New Zealand is another attractive destination for immigrants. If Candidates want to migrate to New Zealand, they will be required to take IELTS test to prove their English proficiency. The visa for skilled migrants, investors and entrepreneur, residences for work and parent categories requires candidates to take IELTS test. The minimum IELTS score for New Zealand immigration is 6.5.
IELTS for immigration to Australia
Australia is the most attractive destination for immigrants due to its lifestyle and natural beauty. For Australian immigration visa candidates have to appear in the IELTS test to prove their English proficiency. IELTS is accepted by the department of home affairs for different visa categories and for permanent residency. The minimum IELTS score required for Australian immigration is 6.
IELTS is a pre-requisite for candidates who want to immigrate to most English-speaking countries. Candidates have to prove their English proficiency through taking IELTS test to get visas for the UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
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