What is the CELPIP test?
The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program, or CELPIP, is an English language proficiency assessment tool which measures listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills to study or start a career overseas. The test has two versions. CELPIP-General and CELPIP-General LS is suitable for people who need proof of listening and speaking proficiency for Canadian citizenship. The test is fully computerized which is totally conducted in single sitting.
The CELPIP Test allows the test seekers to demonstrate their ability to function in English. The test clearly, accurately, and precisely assesses a test seeker's English abilities in a variety of everyday situations.
Why opt CELPIP?
The CELPIP Test is Canada's leading general English test for immigration and professional designation.
features such as a personal timer, word
counter, and spell-check
vocabulary taken from everyday
endar days, with priority shipping
information sessions, preparation
courses, and webinars
What is the difference between the CELPIP - General and CELPIP - General LS?
There are two types of CELPIP tests to choose from. You should make sure to confirm which version of the test you are required for you.
- CELPIP - General
- CELPIP - General LS
Each component of the CELPIP-General and CELPIP-General LS test has a CELPIP level to be achieved. CELPIP test scores are measured as the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels. Below is a chart of each CELPIP level and its description respectively.
|Test Level Descriptor||CELPIP Level||CLB Level|
|Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts||12||12|
|Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts||11||11|
|Highly effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts||10||10|
|Effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts||9||9|
|Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts||8||8|
|Adequate proficiency in workplace and community contexts||7||7|
|Developing proficiency in workplace and community contexts||6||6|
|Adequate proficiency for daily life activities||4||4|
|Some proficiency in limited contexts||3||3|
|Minimal proficiency or insufficient information to assess||M||0,1,2|
|Not Administered: test seeker did not receive this test component||NA||7|
Who Accepts CELPIP
The CELPIP Test proves English language proficiency for immigration purposes and professional designation.
The CELPIP Tests are accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a variety of permanent residency and immigration streams, as well as for professional certification for a number of organizations.