What is CLB equivalent in IELTS?

The CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) are two different systems for measuring language proficiency. The CLB is used specifically for assessing the language abilities of immigrants and refugees in Canada, while the IELTS is a globally-recognized test for assessing English language proficiency for academic and professional purposes.


There is no direct equivalent between the two systems as they are designed for different purposes and use different scales and criteria. However, there are some rough correlations that can be used as a guide. For example, the CLB level 4 is generally considered to be equivalent to the IELTS band score of 5.0, while the CLB level 8 is equivalent to the IELTS band score of 7.0.


It is important to note that these are only approximate equivalents and may vary depending on the individual and the specific requirements of the test or program being assessed. It is best to consult with the relevant authorities or organizations to determine the specific requirements and equivalencies for your situation.

When it comes to Start-up Visa in Canada, CLB level 5 is the minimum requirement.