International Mother Language Day In Canada

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International Mother Language Day seeks to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

Today 21st February is celebrated as International Mother Language Day(Canada). A very well-known personality said “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart” said Nelson Mandela.

To advance sustainable development, learners must have access to education in their mother tongue and in other languages. It is through the mastery of the first language or mother tongue that the basic skills of reading, writing are so acquired, thus playing an important role in promoting sustainable futures.

UNESCO celebrates International Mother Language Day (IMLD) on February 21 under the theme “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”.

According, to recent research on International Mother Language Day in Canada it says that:

In Canada, the language which we spoke other than English or French, is Mandarin, with 641,000 speakers. Another is the Chinese language; Cantonese, takes second place, and Punjabi is in third place.

The two major languages that are used in Canada is French and English other than this top 5 languages spoken in Canada they are:

  • 594,705 speak Cantonese
  • 568,375 speak Punjabi
  • 553,495 speak Spanish
  • 525,375 speak Tagalog
  • 514,200 speak Arabic

No individual non-official language spoken by more than two percent of Canadians at home.

Know the Language Tests For Canadian Immigration: IELTS, CELPIP & TEF

The Official Languages Act (1969) is the federal statute that made English and French as the official languages of Canada. Almost all sort of economic immigration to Canada requires the results of a language test in order to apply.

International Mother Language Day In Canada

What is the importance of IELTS, CELPIP, OR TEF for Canadian immigration?

For Canadian immigration, you have to prepare for language test results from an authorized organization. There are two authorized test providers in English, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP). In French language test, you must take the Test d’évaluation de français (TEF).

Did You Know?

Canada is a bilingual country; this will increase your eligibility by submitting in official languages both the test results, English and French. However, it’s not needed to be bilingual to qualify to immigrate to Canada.

What Score Do I Need?

Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question. In Canada immigration programs the minimum language requirements, mostly will not be the same. Based on score it depend on the program you’re applying to. However, many programs operate on points systems.

Learn how to convert your test results to Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).
Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB 6)

  • IELTS Listening   – 5.5
  • IELTS Reading    – 5
  • IELTS Writing      – 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking- 5.5

At Eminence immigration, we are with you every step of the way. We don’t just prepare our client’s immigration file; we prepare our clients for their new life in Canada too!