...Even if English or French is your mother tongue.
The Toronto Star has an article about immigration minister Jason Kenney using "ministerial instructions to circumvent public scrutiny and consultation, ramming through changes without parliamentary oversight."
Dodi Robbins is an immigrant and Harvard educated lawyer whose first language is English. She is required to pay $285 for an exam fee to take the IELTS tests. Previously, immigrants could get a submission attesting that their first language is English or French. That is no longer possible.