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 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:

CLB Equivalency Tables

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

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

CELPIP-General

CLB LevelSpeakingListeningReadingWriting
9 or above9+9+9+9+
88888
77777
66666
55555
44444

IELTS – General Training

CLB LevelListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
10 or above8.5 – 9.08.0 – 9.07.5 – 9.07.5 – 9.0
98777
87.56.56.56.5
76666
65.555.55.5
55455
44.53.544

TEF Canada

NCLC Level Speaking
(expression orale)
Listening
(compréhension de l’oral)
Reading
(compréhension de l’écrit)
Writing
(expression écrite)
9 or above371+298+248+371+
8349 – 370280 – 297233 – 247349 – 370
7310 – 348249 – 279207 – 232310 – 348
6271 – 309217 – 248181 – 206271 – 309
5226 – 270181 – 216151 – 180226 – 270
4181 – 225145 – 180121 – 150181 – 225

TCF Canada

NCLC LevelSpeaking
(expression orale)
Listening
(compréhension de l’oral)
Reading
(compréhension de l’écrit)
Writing
(expression écrite)
10 or above16 – 20549 – 699549 – 69916 – 20
914 – 15523 – 548524 – 54814 – 15
812 – 13503 – 522499 – 52312 – 13
710 – 11458 – 502453 – 49810 – 11
67 – 9398 – 457406 – 4527 – 9
56369 – 397375 – 4056
44 – 5331 – 368342 – 3744 – 5

CLB Calculators

Use a CLB Calculator to find out your CLB from your test scores. Note that no calculator is currently available for TCF.

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

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