Native Language: Mandarin
English Assessment: "He" scored Level 8 on the Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) assessment when she arrived in Canada in Toronto in 1997. Everyone who applies for the Midwifery upgrading program has to pass the English Communication Skills Test, even if English is their first language, and He passed.
Recommendation: Practising midwifery in Manitoba requires a high degree of English language proficiency. Applicants who are not exempt from language testing are required to provide assessments in one of the following combinations:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Test of Written English (TWE) and Test of Spoken English (TSE) or
- The Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Ontario Midwifery Language Proficiency Test (MLPT) and CanTEST
- Computerized Test of English as a Foreign Language (C-TOEFL) with "Essay Rating Score" (ERS), and Test of Spoken English (TSE)
- Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB)
Note: Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) is a Canadian government program offering language assessment to Newcomers at locations across Canada.
Source: College of Midwives of Manitoba (CMM)