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IELTS General Training assesses how well you can use English in everyday life. If you’re taking IELTS to apply for PR, this is the right IELTS format for you.
If you’re planning to go to school in Canada then migrating, then you’ll first need to take IELTS Academic. IELTS Academic is more challenging as it assesses your English so you’re able to participate in institutions of higher learning.
IELTS Life Skills is an English test for UK visa applicants who are in the UK and would like to stay there permanently. It is also suitable if you wish to join a family member in the UK or become a British citizen. The test assesses speaking and listening.
If you would like to work in an English-speaking environment, you may need to provide IELTS General Training test scores as part of your job application process. The test includes language that is used in both daily life and work-related situations.
Some professions require an even higher level of English and therefore will require you to provide IELTS Academic test scores when you apply. This is especially true of professional bodies requiring registration, like nursing or teaching.
IELTS Life Skills is a test designed to assess English speaking and listening abilities in real-life contexts. This test is often required for UK visa applications to prove language proficiency for family, spouse, or partner visas.
Vocational schools, high-schools, and English language training programs might need you to submit the results of an IELTS General Test when applying. Be sure to check with any institution you’re considering.
Most Canadian colleges and universities will require you to prove strong English language skills, and IELTS Academic does just that.
If you would like to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level in the UK, you can take IELTS UKVI (Academic). This test is designed to meet the UK government’s requirements. It is also suitable for professional registration purposes in the UK.