Unfortunately, you do not meet the minimum language ability for English. You must have Canadian Language Benchmark level 7 or higher. For IELTS, in the Writing category, that corresponds to a score of 6 or higher.
Federal Skilled Worker Program
You must meet the minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7
in English or Niveaux de ...
I'm afraid the only valid answer is to see your Ausländerbehörde and ask them.
From my experience, they will accept all kinds of certificates, because they will run their own simple test even if you have a certificate. To quote them: "Yes, well, certificates can be bought."
Your best bet is to go ask them, and then don't focus too much on the certificate, ...
I don’t have personal experience to draw on, however the IELTS website states that its test centres have a number of ways to help test takers with special requirements. For example, you can request a modified version of IELTS, or special arrangements to be made, e.g. extra time, by giving the test centre notice. https://www.ielts.org/book-a-test/special-...
Your understanding is correct, there are two routes and your wife would in fact receive a different document in each case, with the EU citizen family member status usually more advantageous in several ways. A civic integration course (or language test as is often required in other countries/situations) should not be required for your wife but you will need ...
As I read on Express Entry details at CIC official websites, the first draw will be in last week of January 2015. They never said that who are not selected are dropped. They may get chance in subsequent draws. So you should keep working towards improving the score and update the profile when you have some changes in the information which you mentioned today. ...
Yes, but it's not on the page that you linked to. To score points on abilities in the first or second official languages (OL) (English or French), you have to score the equivalent of Canadian Language Board 7 or greater (CLB 7). For the IELTS, that's approximately a 6 or better in any of the 4 ability areas. Because you have a 5.5 in Reading on your first ...
English test score other than IELTS are usually only accepted for student and working holiday visas. 476 is not a student visa. The statement "or another language test and score specified by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection" is confusing at best. In practice the department will accept the OET, but only for specific occupations.
Taking the ...
While there is information on the Student Visa that TOEFL is accepted as a substitute for IELTS. The Work visas don't provide similar information.
The only reference to the alternatives I was able to find is on the application for class 476 visa itself
Item 24 "Language Requirements" contains the following text:
You are using International English ...
According to The Swedish Teacher,
SFI course A corresponds to CEFR level A1,
SFI course B corresponds to CEFR level A1/A2,
SFI course C corresponds to CEFR level A2/A2 +,
SFI course D corresponds to CEFR B1/B1+.
2019 Update: The Bundestag made a clarification in August 2018, in which they explicitly stated that a level of B1 suffices for the "ausreichende Kenntnisse derdeutschen Sprache" specified in § 10 Abs. 1 S. 1 Nr. 6 Staatsangehörigkeitsgesetz (StAG).
It also mentioned that this requirement doesn't necessarily explicitly refer to the Goethe Institut B1 ...
You have to take the General Training version, not the Academic version. The statement is:
IELTS has two options for the reading and writing tests: “General
Training” and “Academic.” You must take the “General Training” option.
For future seekers,
After April 2015, only IELTS for UKVI is accepted for Tier-2 visa. So if you have a normal IELTS TRF you should sit for an IELTS for UKVI even if you have already taken a test in one of the SELT centres.
I assume it is too late for this but anyway, as EU citizen the only requirement is 4 year residence. There is no formal requirement for Italian knowledge, but all the documentation and the forms to fill will be in Italian. This is the only official info in English I could find The Italian citizenship - www.integrazionemigranti.gov.it
I think you'll find the answer currently is in the article - it counts (for now) as a fail.
This is disappointing and will (if true - the article implies that's just her theory) surely affect a lot of others.
However, as it stands it'd be just like a fail for any other reason. You can re-apply, appeal (in writing), or as she seems to be doing, apply for ...
The UK guidance sets forth those do not need to prove their knowledge of English for citizenship (and setting):
Who doesn't need to prove their knowledge of English
You don’t need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re:
aged 65 or over
unable to, because of a long-term physical or mental condition
You must provide a completed ...