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Before travelling to study or work in Canada, you may need to apply for a visa. There are different types of visa, depending on your reason for entering the country. You can check visa requirements for immigration to Canada with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
If you want to study at university or college in Canada, you will need to be accepted by a designated learning institution. You can find a list of institutions on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website.
To be accepted, you will need to meet the English language requirements of the designated learning institution and many of them accept Cambridge English exams. Find out who accepts our exams in Canada.
For other visa categories, such as immigration, part of your application may involve proving you have a specified level of ability with English.
If you are required to take an English language test as part of your visa application, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the only internationally available test of English proficiency accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for immigration purposes. Immigration candidates are awarded points according to the score they achieved in the IELTS General Training module. For further details visit www.cic.gc.ca
C1 Advanced and IELTS are accepted as reliable proof of English language ability by Canadian universities and colleges.
Both of these exams are also widely accepted as proof of English ability for work.
C1 Advanced, also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), is a high-level qualification in English for demanding academic and professional situations. It is accepted by many colleges and universities in Canada, including McMaster University, University of British Columbia and University of Toronto.
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Find out who accepts C1 Advanced in Canada
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s proven English test. Each year, over 2 million IELTS tests are taken. It is accepted by many universities and colleges in Canada.
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Find out who accepts IELTS in Canada
Check visa requirements for immigration to Canada with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
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