IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a very popular testing system in which the proficiency of the English language is tested for all the non-native English speakers. IELTS is an internationally recognized test which is accepted in countries like Canada, New Zealand, Australia and United Kingdom. The score of IELTS is allotted in terms of band which ranged from 0 to 9. O band being given to highly incompetent person in the English language and 9 band been given to an expert in the language.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and job search
There are two types of IELTS examination- Academic and General Testing. The IELTS examination is taken as per requirement by the candidate out of these two categories. There are many universities and professional entities which accept IELTS examination as an eligibility criterion for the organisation. Further, the IELTS score required for a particular visa type is also different from the other. There is a different IELTS score that is required for different job types. Moreover, in case the candidate is applying for work permit or Permanent Residency (PR) Status in Canada then IELTS results needs to be presented as a part of the application by the candidate. It is also an acceptable examination for Canadian citizenship.
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Benefits of Permanent Residency(PR) Status over work Permit
If you are planning to work in Canada, then it is better if you apply for a Permanent Residency (PR) Status rather than apply for a Work Permit. At times the work permit is opted by the candidate as there is less paper work involved thus the processing process is also faster but Permanent Residency(PR) status is a lucrative option in the long run. Also, with the introduction of the Express Entry Program it has also become faster and convenient than before. The Permanent Residency(PR) status of Canada is allotted for a period of five years and is a family visa which has benefits which are similar to the Canadian Citizenship. Some of the benefits that Permanent Residency(PR) status entails are-
- Free Health care
- Free Education
- Right to live, work and settle anywhere in Canada
- The right to apply for a Canadian Citizenship after living in Canada for at least two years.
- Protection against crime under charter 6 of the Canadian law.
There are three popular pathways of applying for a Permanent Residency (PR) status – Express Entry Program, provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Quebec Skilled Workers Program(QSWP). Further even the processing of the Permanent Residency(PR) status of Canada has been easier and faster than before all thanks to the Express Entry program introduced in Jan 2015 by the Government of Canada. More, the online filling of the application has also made things convenient.
Some good and reputable immigration services also offer IELTS guidance to their clients and offer them job consultancy as well. It is good to be aware of the services offered by the immigration service before it is hired as a representative by the candidate. It is nice if transparency and honesty are the virtues that the immigration service follows, as a candidate should always be aware of the processing of the application.