Canada has 2 official languages, English and French. In most provinces and territories English is the main official language. In the provinces of Ontario and New Brunswick both English and French are official languages, and in the province of Quebec French is the official language.
Therefore, language proficiency between English and French depends on where the FTLS will settle in the country.
Every FTLS making an application to become a Canadian land surveyor must provide the resultsof the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment1 or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)2 which measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. Or the French
For Québec, 4 different tests are recognized, for other provinces, the federal government French test will be accepted.
- For the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment, a minimum score of 65
- For or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), a minimum score of
6.5 is required.