Express Entry Points – Language

Express Entry: Maximum points for official languages

Applicants need to include the language test results to complete their Express Entry profile. Language requirements vary depending on the immigration program they apply for.



First Official Language

With a spouse or common-law partner: 128
Maximum Points for ability 32: reading, writing, speaking and listening

Maximum points without spouse or common-law partner: 136
Maximum Points for ability 34: reading, writing, speaking and listening

Express Entry Points – First Official Language
With a spouse/common-law partner Without a spouse/common-law partner
Language Level Max. points: 128 Max. points: 136
Less than CLB 4 0 0
CLB 4 or 5 6 6
CLB 6 8 9
CLB 7 16 17
CLB 8 22 23
CLB 9 29 31
CLB 10 32 34
Source: IRCC 2017

Second Official Language

Maximum points with a spouse or common-law partner for ability: 6 (up to a combined maximum of 22 points)
Maximum points without a spouse or common-law partner for ability: 6 (up to a combined maximum of 24 points)

Express Entry Points – Second Official Language
With a spouse/common-law partner Without a spouse/common-law partner
Language Level Max. points: 22 Max. points: 24
CLB 4 or less 0 0
CLB 5 or 6 1 1
CLB 7 or 8 3 3
CLB 9 or more 6 6
Source: IRCC 2017



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