IELTS is an English language test that measures the proficiency of candidates who want to study or work in settings where English is the main language of communication. Testing is based on a 9 level scale that accurately identifies candidate proficiency - a beginner would be considered level 1, while an expert would be considered level 9. IELTS is made available in two distinct formats (Academic and General), and serves to gauge four primary skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. As one of the most popular English language proficiency tests in the world, IELTS is the ideal platform for those who would like to study, work, or immigrate to a country like Canada.
Once all of the planning and paperwork has been done, and immigration processing is well on its way, it’s time to start living in Canada. And while the experience will be demanding and often challenging, there are some basics that will make life somewhat easier.
Like any other country, Canada poses its own unique challenges when it comes to looking for new work. New immigrants have a host of issues to deal with, and many barriers to overcome. But finding new work is likely one of the most important, and one of the most immediate.
The process of immigrating to Canada can be involved, oftentimes complicated, and sometimes expensive. Under the umbrella of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, foreign nationals planning to immigrate do not necessarily need an immigration specialist to expedite their process. At the same time, having the assistance of a specialist and being professionally represented does have some benefits and advantages. Someone with experience and expertise can always be valuable.
In many respects, Canada is quite different than other countries (including the United States). Some of the differences are substantial, while others are less significant, but still worth knowing. For any immigrant, regardless of age, learning about the country before immigrating would be a good first step. And there’s much to learn – everything from weather and climate; to health and education; to transportation and finances. For most immigrants, this will be a new way of life.