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My Husband IELTS Preparation

One of the two most basic requirements in migrating to Canada is to have our English and/or French language ability be evaluated through a third party language test from a designated agency by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The principal applicant should take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Canadian English Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) for English and the Test d’evaluation de francais (TEF) for French to prove his ability in English and/or French in reading, listening, writing, and speaking.

As a preparation, Fritz enrolled in a review center for a four week class setting review.  But after two weeks, he stop on going to the review center and decided to review on his own. According to him, he learned more in his self review because her instructor focus more on his classmates who will be taking an Academic exam. By the way, for immigration, applicant should take the General Training. On his self review, he watched some videos from Youtube specially from IELTS Liz, scanned through the Barron book and took the Cambridge practice tests available online.

He was quite nervous before and during his exams.  He needs to get a band score of not less than 6 in all four areas. Else, he need to retake the exam. But after the test, he was confident enough that he will pass it. And HE DID!

In our case, it’s only English and the only available exam in the Philippines is the IELTS. There are two agencies that are affiliated with IELTS here, namely the British Council and the IDP.  Fritz took his IELTS exam in Davao City on November 18 for his speaking test and November 19, 2016 for his listening, reading and writing tests conducted by British Council. All the four evaluations took place at the Grand Regal Hotel. His speaking test was scheduled at 2:20pm but he was accommodated by 2pm and it only lasted less than 15 minutes. He was very happy because our prayer that he will have a nice and kind interviewer was granted. The 3 written tests took almost 3 hours: listening for 40 mins, reading and writing for an hour each.

Our Application Timeline

NBPNP EOI  September 7, 2017
NBPNP ITA  October 13, 2017
Full Docs Sent October 18, 2017
Docs Received October 24, 2017
NBPNP AOR October 27, 2017
Nomination December 4, 2017
Upfront Medical December 6, 2017
CIC ITA December 6, 2017
CIC Full Application December 11, 2017
CIC AOR December 11, 2017
Medical Passed January 5, 2018
IP2 February 27, 2018
Passport Request Soon
Visa On Hand Soon
Landed in New Brunswick Soon
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