The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) measures general proficiency in the English language.

CELPIP enables test takers to demonstrate their English proficiency. This test is designed to assess a test taker’s ability to communicate with co-workers and superiors in the workplace, interact with friends, listen to newscasts, and interpret and respond to written material in a variety of everyday situations.

The CELPIP Test is available in two versions: the CELPIP-General Test and the CELPIP-General LS Test. Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking skills are assessed using the CELPIP-General Test. As well as being accepted by IRCC and the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, the CELPIP-General Test is also accepted by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Functional Listening and Speaking proficiency is assessed by the CELPIP-General LS Test.

There are two versions of the CELPIP Test: the CELPIP-General Test and the CELPIP-General LS Test.

Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking make up the CELPIP-General Test, while Reading and Speaking make up the CELPIP-General LS Test.

A total of three hours are required for the CELPIP-General Test.
Test time for the CELPIP-General LS Test is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

CELPIP is a computer-based test, providing test takers with the ability to complete the entire test in one session with no additional appointments, interviews, or test sittings required. Test takers complete the Reading and Writing components of the CELPIP test using a computer mouse and keyboard, and the Listening and Speaking components using a computer microphone and headset. The convenience and reliability offered by computerized tests are among the benefits of taking them.


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