Having an up-to-date IELTS certificate is one of the requirements you need to meet in order to apply for a permanent residence in Canada. Getting a good score is also crucial if you want to maximize your chances of being approved. Needless to say, it’s important to prepare for such a test. Knowing what to expect gives you an advantage, and there are also some simple tips and tricks which need to be memorized in order to get a good score.
This test is no joke, and even a native English speaker can get a low score, so it’s certainly not enough just to know the language. You really need to understand how IELTS operates and how to better demonstrate your English ability. I’m planning to prepare for a couple of months, at least. My listening and reading skills are good enough, but my writing and speaking skills certainly need to be improved.