Are you talking about the actual English IELTS test ?
If you are applying at immigration from anywhere within QUEBEC (extension of stay following skilled contract, Permanent residency or citizenship) You are required to pass the FRENCH test, and the English become secondary when it comes to Immigration purpose. It is the only province that requires it and that does not prioritize English. Again, this is toward long term stay. You will have a written test as well as spoken/listen for a time frame of every 3-6 months (depending on your progress). They are really serious about this and if you do not show any significant progress, you permit might be revoked and your immigration demand refused.
This might not answer exactly your question,but no matter on what you based your information, it isn't a strong requirements as in Ontario. I want to make sure you got all the information, as I know people that have been mislead like that and were only caring for English and they had poor outcomes.
Believe me, I know how they work, been dealing with them more than enough. I was in charge of immigration department and all government matters for 7 years with my previous company.