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The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is a general English language proficiency test for for immigration, citizenship, and professional designation.
Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) is an English language proficiency test that is accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residency and citizenship purposes. The CELPIP test assesses an individual’s listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills in English.
CELPIP offers two types of tests: CELPIP-General and CELPIP-General LS. The CELPIP-General test is used for permanent residency and citizenship purposes, while the CELPIP-General LS test is used for Canadian citizenship applications only. Both tests are computer-delivered and assess a candidate’s English language skills based on real-life situations.
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Which Test Is Right for Me?
CELPIP - General
CELPIP - General LS
The CELPIP – General LS evaluates test taker’s English listening and speaking skills and is officially designated for citizenship applications by IRCC, and is also accepted for professional designations.
Why Choose CELPIP?
Canadian English and accents
CELPIP is a Canadian-designed and developed test, which means it reflects Canadian English and culture.
Quick online results
CELPIP offers fast and reliable results, with scores available within eight business days.
Convenient test formats
CELPIP offers a convenient test format, with all four modules (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) completed on a computer.
Who accepts CELPIP?
CELPIP is accepted by IRCC for permanent residency and citizenship applications. It is also accepted by several organizations and institutions, including professional associations, educational institutions, and employers.
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- Alberta Human Services – Child Care Staff Certification
- Alberta Institute of Massage
- Association of Saskatchewan Realtors
- BC Corrections
- BC Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program
- Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
- NorQuest College ELP (English Language Proficiency)
- Professional Business Accountants’ Society of Canada
- Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)
- Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC)
- Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
- TLC-Edmonton Training for Foreign Caregivers
- Organizational employment requirements
Have Any Questions?
FAQs on CELPIP Test
The CELPIP test is a Canadian English language proficiency test that assesses an individual’s ability to use English in real-life situations. It is used for immigration, citizenship, and employment purposes.
There are two types of CELPIP tests: CELPIP-General and CELPIP-General LS. The CELPIP-General test assesses the four language skills – listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The CELPIP-General LS test assesses only listening and speaking skills.
The CELPIP-General test takes approximately 3 hours to complete, while the CELPIP-General LS test takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete.
The CELPIP-General test consists of four components: Listening (47-55 minutes), Reading (55-60 minutes), Writing (53-60 minutes), and Speaking (15-20 minutes). The CELPIP-General LS test consists of two components: Listening (47-55 minutes) and Speaking (15-20 minutes).
There is no limit to the number of times you can take the CELPIP test. However, you must wait at least 30 days between attempts.
The CELPIP test is offered at our London, Ontario test centre. You can also book your CELPIP test at other test centers across Canada and in select international locations.