Language Proficiency

Job-ready official language proficiency is required to apply to immigrate to Manitoba, Canada through the MPNP.

To demonstrate your level of English proficiency, all applicants (except those currently working in Manitoba in TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3; previously NOC 0, A or B) must submit valid official results of an MPNP-approved language test taken no more than two years prior to the date you submit your MPNP Online application.

The MPNP-approved language proficiency tests are:

To measure your English or French levels, we use the:

Note: Applicants for semi-skilled and lower-skilled occupations (TEER 4 and 5; previously NOC C and D) must achieve a minimum of CLB 4 in English or NCLC 4 in French and submit their test results with their MPNP application. TEER 4 and 5 jobs include lower-skilled workers in the trades, primary and manufacturing industries, sales and services, and certain clerical and assistant categories.

CLB/NCLC calculators

Use a CLB calculator to find out your CLB from your test scores. No calculator is currently available for TCF Canada.

Calculators are provided for ease of use, employing the same test scores and CLB or NCLC figures as this page, which is the official program document.

Language test equivalency charts

Use the following equivalency tables to see how your language proficiency test results equate to the CLB and/or NCLC.

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) - General

CLB LevelListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
1010101010
99999
88888
77777
66666
55555
44444

IELTS General Training

CLB LevelListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
108.58.07.57.5
98.07.07.07.0
87.56.56.56.5
76.06.06.06.0
65.55.05.55.5
55.04.05.05.0
44.53.54.04.0

TEF Canada

NCLC LevelListening (compréhension orale)Reading (compréhension écrite)Writing (expression écrite)Speaking (expression orale)
10316–360263–300393–450393–450
9298–315248–262372–392372–392
8280–297233–247349–371349–371
7249–279207–232310–348310–348
6217–248181–206271–309271–309
5181–216151–180226–270226–270
4145–180121–150181–225181–225

TEF Canada (0–699)

NCLC LevelScore
00–99
1100–199
2–3200–299
4–5300–399
6–7400–499
8–10500–599
11–12600–699
Current as of October 2019.

TCF Canada

NCLC LevelListening (compréhension orale)Reading (compréhension écrite)Writing (expression écrite)Speaking (expression orale)
10 and above549–699549–69916–2016–20
9523–548524–54814–1514–15
8503–522499–52312–1312–13
7458–502453–49810–1110–11
6398–457406–4527–97–9
5369–397375–40566
4331–368342–3744–54–5