English test

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Americas > Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada

Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada The Canada Expats forum is a great place to meet other Expats now living in Canada. Join our Expat community and discuss all issues including living, working, kids, transportation, socialising, eating and buying houses in Canada.

English test


Closed Thread
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12th November 2010, 05:45 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: uk
Posts: 10
Rep Power: 0
finestrat is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default English test

Started filling our PR forms in, and came across the English test, do we have to sit this test even though we are both native English ? if so, have to book it today, 110 its the IELTS test ??

Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12th November 2010, 10:34 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: uk
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 0
cuckoo is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in australia.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by finestrat View Post
Started filling our PR forms in, and came across the English test, do we have to sit this test even though we are both native English ? if so, have to book it today, 110 its the IELTS test ??
Unfortunately so!!

Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12th November 2010, 01:25 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: ontario hopefully
Posts: 30
Rep Power: 0
leavingonajetplane is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from ireland. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

that all seems a bit silly!

Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12th November 2010, 01:41 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: uk
Posts: 10
Rep Power: 0
finestrat is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

Yes.. seeing as were both British... my wifes Scottish, so she may fail but seriously it seems a bit daft.. have to do it though, now getting through to book the test.. thats a different story.. being trying for ages.. LOL..

Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12th November 2010, 01:41 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,458
Rep Power: 1912
Auld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond repute
345 likes received
37 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from scotland. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by finestrat View Post
Started filling our PR forms in, and came across the English test, do we have to sit this test even though we are both native English ? if so, have to book it today, 110 its the IELTS test ??
Yes you do. There are virtually no exceptions. Because you state you can speak, read and write good standard English doesn't necessarily make it so.

Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12th November 2010, 05:01 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: London, UK
Posts: 590
Rep Power: 1084
JimJams has a reputation beyond reputeJimJams has a reputation beyond reputeJimJams has a reputation beyond reputeJimJams has a reputation beyond reputeJimJams has a reputation beyond reputeJimJams has a reputation beyond reputeJimJams has a reputation beyond reputeJimJams has a reputation beyond reputeJimJams has a reputation beyond reputeJimJams has a reputation beyond reputeJimJams has a reputation beyond repute
27 likes received
46 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Auld Yin View Post
Yes you do. There are virtually no exceptions. Because you state you can speak, read and write good standard English doesn't necessarily make it so.
This is such a crazy system. What if you are moving to Quebec, do they test your french?

Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12th November 2010, 07:08 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,458
Rep Power: 1912
Auld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond reputeAuld Yin has a reputation beyond repute
345 likes received
37 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from scotland. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimJams View Post
This is such a crazy system. What if you are moving to Quebec, do they test your french?
I suspect the answer is yes.

Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12th November 2010, 11:49 PM
JGK's Avatar
JGK JGK is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Vegreville, AB
Posts: 287
Rep Power: 0
JGK is on a distinguished road
39 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in canada.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimJams View Post
This is such a crazy system. What if you are moving to Quebec, do they test your french?
Yes they do, I had friends who worked in QC on TWP's then applied for PR. To get the Quebec approval they were put through a french language interview.

Unfortunately, there appear to have been quite a lot of folks circumnavigating the language abilities criteria so now everyone has to do the tests.

The only exception I know of is provincial nominees who are already working within Canada. For provincial nominees proving language skills is not needed as part of the application package (although some visa offices outside of Canada are insisting on IELTS tests from provincial nominees applying for PR there).

Quick reply to this message
Closed Thread


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
English test Niknak19 Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 7 27th July 2011 09:31 AM
A1 level english test jessie1978 Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK 1 28th January 2011 02:39 PM
Ielts /english test is it compulsory?? m field Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada 2 13th September 2010 07:18 PM
English Language Test IELTS beck81uk Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 10 20th May 2010 09:26 AM
Ielts English Test - Do You Have To Take It??? Better-life Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 8 28th January 2008 09:27 AM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.