Coming to Canada and becoming a lawyer in Canada – The Language Requirements
Immigration to Canada – The Right To Live In Canada
Foreign lawyers wishing to come to Canada must meet Canada’s immigration requirements. These requirements include both language requirements (proficiency in English or French) and meeting the requirements of a specific category.
Visit the following page for Canada Immigration information.
Becoming a lawyer in Canada – Bar admission in Canada
The above tweet references the following information about language requirements on the NCA site:
Language Competency: If the language of instruction of your law degree was in a language other than French or English, or was in English and French, but in a jurisdiction where the official language is different, you will be required to undergo language testing. To prove competence in English, you will need to score a minimum of 7.0 for writing, speaking, reading and listening on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. For competence in French, you will need to score a minimum of 7.0 for, writing, speaking reading and listening on the TESTCan test. If satisfactory evidence can be produced that you have taken either of the prescribed tests and met the standard described above within two years of receipt of your application by the NCA, the NCA’s Managing Director may grant an exemption from the language competency requirement.
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