October 22, 2012
Language Requirements for adults (18-54) who are applying for Citizenship
Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced that as of November 1, 2012, adults ages 18-54 who are applying for citizenship will have to provide proof that they have adequate knowledge of English and French.
A copy of the following documents showing that you meet the language requirement will be accepted:
1. Third-party test results that you already sent to CIC for previous applications as a Federal or Quebec Selected Skilled Worker or for the Canadian Experience Class.
2. New third-party test results, including:
- CELPIP General
- CELPIP General – LS
- IELTS – General training
- Test d’Evaluation de Francais (TEF)
- Test d’Evaluation de Francais adapte au Quebec (TEFAQ)
3. Proof of completion of a secondary or post-secondary education program in French or English, in Canada or abroad
- A transcript, diploma or certificate from a secondary school; or
- A transcript, diploma, certificate or degree from a post-secondary school
4. 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.
5. Proof of achieving CLB/NCLC 4 in Speaking and listening issued by a provincially-funded language training course in Manitoba, British Columbia or Quebec.
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