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IELTS: Post covid19 changes in requirements for Canadian permanent residency l Score 8 band in writing

Canada is said to be the second-largest country in the world. And it’s a dream of every Indian student to go to Canada to pursue higher education, and settle, thereby obtaining permanent residency.

Many Indians migrate to Canada for their higher studies because of less prising in education and living, education brand, Work permit after graduation, and a Secure Environment. Many Indian professionals are willing to migrate to Canada for work because of its relatively easy procedures to obtain permanent residency.

If you are also searching for Canadian PR and having a problem with that, you are reading the right article. In this article, we are telling you about everything regarding IELTS General, Canadian PR, and changes in IELTS after covid-19. To know everything about this, read our article till the end.

Canada Permanent Residence

A Canadian permanent resident is a person who has been granted permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada. A permanent resident is not a Canadian citizen; in reality, all permanent residents are citizens of other countries. To maintain permanent resident status, permanent residents must meet a few requirements like the residency obligation.

Residency Requirements

To maintain your PR status, you must have been in Canada for a minimum of 730 days means 2 years during the previous 5-year period. To be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship after living in Canada for at least 1,095 days means 3 years within the last 5 years.

As a permanent resident, a person gets many benefits:

  • He can have access to Canadian healthcare and social services.
  • He has the right to live, work, and study anywhere within Canada.
  • He has protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • He can leave and enter Canada’s borders using their Canadian permanent resident card or permanent resident travel documents (PRTD).
  • He can apply for Canadian citizenship after the completion.


It is an English language competency test, that is very compulsory for this Canadian PR. The minimum IELTS score band required for the Canada PR is CLB 7 and a minimum of 6.0 in each test component. Listening, reading, writing, and speaking are the components. You need to get this point if you need to apply for Canada Permanent Residency through the express entry program.

IELTS is one of the tests accepted by immigration, refugees, and citizenship Canada (IRCC) for English language proficiency. To apply for a Canadian visa of your own is a complex and very lengthy process.

Minimum IELTS score required for Canadian express entry

The minimum IELTS score needed to apply for Canada permanent residency through express entry is at least 6.0 in all four sections of the IELTS test, equivalent to CLB 7.

The Canada express entry program is a way to apply for this, which depends on a point-based system to test the applicants. Based on the express entry points system, every express entry draw has a minimum cut-off score. These draws are held at regular intervals. If the applicants secure the CRS score equal to or above the cut-off score, he will receive an ITA.

You need to secure 67 points under many eligibility criteria out of 100 to get through express entry. IELTS General score calculator is based on many things

AGE:  The candidate can secure more points if her age falls between 18 and 35 years.

EDUCATION: When your qualifications meet the given criteria, you can gain maximum points.

WORK EXPERIENCE: If you have a minimum of one year of working experience, you can gain maximum points.

ADAPTABILITY: If your family members or close relatives live in Canada to support you, you can score ten points here.

ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT: A valid job offer from a Canadian employer will make you get ten more points.

Rising demand

 Piyush Kumar, the regional director (South Asia), IDP Education, says that With the receding number of Covid-19 cases, IELTS queries have increased, and we see the demand for IELTS return to usual in the post-pandemic scene. Our total IELTS volumes for India have grown by 10-15% as compared to data from pre-covid-19 days.

To sit in the exam, we have to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and relevant local governments to help create a healthy test day environment for all test takers.

Here is a summary of some of the additional precautions because of Covid-19 we have introduced for your test day:

  1. They may ask you to sign a health declaration.
  2. Test takers and staff may wear a mask and ask you to do so.
  3. You should have hand sanitizers readily available.
  4. Test room disinfection & deep cleaning
  5. There must be additional spacing for test-takers and reduced group sizes
  6. Partitions in IELTS in computer test rooms

IELTS Writing Task no 2: 8 important steps towards the band 8

To sit in IELTS Writing Task 2, you will require to write an essay. You must take a closer look at the assessment criteria, how to structure your essay, and common mistakes to avoid.

To clear this, take care of the following things-

Step 1: You must answer is relevant to the question

Step 2: You should answer all parts of the question

Step 3: You should organize your essay logically, with clear progression using linking phrases

Step 4: You must divide your essay into paragraphs

Step 5: Always Use less common vocabulary and spell it correctly

Step 6: Never use memorized language, phrases, or examples

Step 7: Always Use a variety of complex sentence structures

Step 8: Must check the Checklist

IELTS writing for beginners

Now we are telling you how to prepare for the IELTS Writing test and guide you towards reaching a high band score:

  • Improve your understanding of the writing test format and questions
  • Identify key points
  • Make your answers relevant
  • You must organize your answers in a more coherent manner

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