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IELTS Information to help FSW applicants who missed the 26th June deadline

IELTS Information to help FSW applicants who missed the 26th June deadline

Old Jun 29th 2010, 9:37 pm
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Default IELTS Information to help FSW applicants who missed the 26th June deadline

With the announcement of the changes to the FSW application process on the 26th June 2010 several of us will now find ourselves having to sit the IELTS exam to provide written proof of our English Language abilities or lack of if you are broad Scottish like me....

I thought i would compile a post which will have the majority of the information you may need, others can add to it as they go through the IELTS process and it will help those who come along at a later date.

Admin may even want to make this a sticky?

Background info as to why the changes have been made as kindly supplied by crazy72 in his posts on the subject

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/departm...010-06-26a.asp

Additional Info confirms that the English test MUST be by the designated CIC agency which is IELTS or CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Programme)

For those of us in the UK the IELTS will be the best route - There are 2 options of IELTS exams - Acadmic and General, please note CIC require the "General" test as confirmed here - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigra...ge-testing.asp

A list of all 45 UK Testing centres can be found at the following link - http://www.ielts.org/test_centre_sea...4-c5d4331a543d

It looks like the General Test is only held every second month or so it seems in Edinburgh and Glasgow so it may be worth while booking in advance especially if these fill up quickly.

For those worried about what the test consists of here is a link to a few test examples - remember and click on the General tests and NOT the academic ones - http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_inf...st_sample.aspx

There are also some very good FAQ's here, including details about the test, how to register, actually sitting the test and details on how the results are sent to you - http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_information/faqs.aspx

There is also an excellent Information PDF for candidates you can download from here - http://www.ielts.org/PDF/Information...es_booklet.pdf

Finally Cambridge University Online Shop has some excellent training material which includes interactive DVD's and some practice exam material which you can buy from here - http://www.shop.cambridgeesol.org/erol.html#890X0

I hope that helps everyone having to now go through this process.

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Old Jun 29th 2010, 10:52 pm
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Default Re: IELTS Information to help FSW applicants who missed the 26th June deadline

Do i need to take the test?

Got our 120 email 9th june,not submitted any doc's to London yet,and will be waiting until end of sept to do so as thats when we shall have proof of funds.

I m not sure if i need to take the test as i received the email before the rules,i have sent of to do the test incase as alot seem to be booked up all ready and i do not want to leave it til last min.

Do you think its better to be safe then sorry

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You should be fine Jamie as you have received your 120 day letter and were not an unregistered application on the 26th June.

There are a few other threads with people with similar concerns to yourself if you want to check more detailed responses.

Just as a side note folks, can we keep this thread for information related to the IELTS and not a general concerns over the rules change etc, there are a few other threads covering these areas already.

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Interesting , for a while CIC didn't accept CELPIP

I ahd a conversation , with "the immigration consultant who shall remain nameless" about it here

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...ghlight=CELPIP

In fact I believe for a while CELPIP didn't exist , have they reinvented it for this sole purpose?
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Default Re: IELTS Information to help FSW applicants who missed the 26th June deadline

Originally Posted by ScottyB
With the announcement of the changes to the FSW application process on the 26th June 2010 several of us will now find ourselves having to sit the IELTS exam to provide written proof of our English Language abilities or lack of if you are broad Scottish like me....

I thought i would compile a post which will have the majority of the information you may need, others can add to it as they go through the IELTS process and it will help those who come along at a later date.

Admin may even want to make this a sticky?

Background info as to why the changes have been made as kindly supplied by crazy72 in his posts on the subject

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/departm...010-06-26a.asp

Additional Info confirms that the English test MUST be by the designated CIC agency which is IELTS or CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Programme)

For those of us in the UK the IELTS will be the best route - There are 2 options of IELTS exams - Acadmic and General, please note CIC require the "General" test as confirmed here - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigra...ge-testing.asp

A list of all 45 UK Testing centres can be found at the following link - http://www.ielts.org/test_centre_sea...4-c5d4331a543d

It looks like the General Test is only held every second month or so it seems in Edinburgh and Glasgow so it may be worth while booking in advance especially if these fill up quickly.

For those worried about what the test consists of here is a link to a few test examples - remember and click on the General tests and NOT the academic ones - http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_inf...st_sample.aspx

There are also some very good FAQ's here, including details about the test, how to register, actually sitting the test and details on how the results are sent to you - http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_information/faqs.aspx

There is also an excellent Information PDF for candidates you can download from here - http://www.ielts.org/PDF/Information...es_booklet.pdf

Finally Cambridge University Online Shop has some excellent training material which includes interactive DVD's and some practice exam material which you can buy from here - http://www.shop.cambridgeesol.org/erol.html#890X0

I hope that helps everyone having to now go through this process.

Regards

ScottyB

Thanks for posting all that info - much appreciated
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Originally Posted by Zoe Bell
Interesting , for a while CIC didn't accept CELPIP

I ahd a conversation , with "the immigration consultant who shall remain nameless" about it here

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...ghlight=CELPIP

In fact I believe for a while CELPIP didn't exist , have they reinvented it for this sole purpose?
That must be the crazy, crazy Andrew Miller that you are speaking of.
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