I got an IELTS score being Non-English as primary language:

 Listening-6.5 Reading-6.0 Writing-6.0 Speaking-6.0

My wife has an IELTS score:

 Listening-7.0 Reading-5.5 Writing-6.0 Speaking-6.0

How many points do i score for language ability being primary applicant as per Express Entry System for Canada?

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  • @mkennedy Oh, so that mean, i got 4 points? whose points are equivalent to person who is 9 pointer in all bands? does not make sense to me Commented Dec 7, 2014 at 15:31
  • If I understand it correctly, you have 16 points (4 per ability) and your wife has 12 (the 5.5 score doesn't give any points).
    – mkennedy
    Commented Dec 7, 2014 at 20:15
  • @mkennedy Do you mean, if i had scored 9.0 per ability, would i get same 4 points? Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 7:24
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    I have to ask--have you looked at the table in the link? To score points in the language ability section using IELTS, you have to get at least 6.0. Depending on the ability (reading, writing, etc.), the points vary based on your score. If you had 7.0 (except for reading, need 8.0), you'd score 6 points per ability. The max is 24 points.
    – mkennedy
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 17:24

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CIC has a tool to calculate the points that you get for your language test: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/language-tool.asp

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