IELTS and CLB Equivalency Chart

EOI CLB  Reading Listening Writing Speaking
+40 12 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0
+40 11 8.5 9.0 8.0 8.0
+40 10 8.0 8.5 7.5 7.5
+40 9 7.0 8.0 7.0 7.0
+35 8 6.5 7.5 6.5 6.5
+30 7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
+20 6 5.0 5.5 5.5 5.5
+10 5 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
0 4 3.5 4.5 4.0 4.0
N/A 3 2.5 3.5 3.0 3.0
N/A 2 1.5 2.0 2.0 2.0
N/A 1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

 

IELTS is International English Language Testing System.  For more information, visit www.ielts.org.

CLB is Canadian Language Benchmarks.  For more information, visit the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks at www.language.ca.

In the Expression of Interest (EOI) system of PEI PNP, potential applicants of the Business Impact Category can get up to 40 points for English language ability.

The minimum language requirement of PEI PNP Business Impact Category is CLB 4 for English.

The language test such as as IELTS must be written within the last 2 years.  IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic are both accepted for the Business Impact Category.

The lowest score achieved in the 4 skills (Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking) is the score of the applicant.

 

Examples

Potential Applicant Reading Listening Writing Speaking CLB EOI
Jenny 3.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 4 + 0
Peter 6.0 7.5 6.5 7.5 7 + 30
Kary 3.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 3 X
Alan 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.0 4 + 0

 

Bonus 10 Points in EOI

If an applicant has both NCLC 4 in an acceptable French test and CLB 4 in an acceptable English test, the applicant can get a bonus of 10 points in the EOI.