CELPIP

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is a general English language proficiency test.

Why choose CELPIP?

The CELPIP Test is fully computer delivered, providing test takers the opportunity to complete all test components in one test sitting, with no additional appointments or interviews. CELPIP test takers use a computer mouse and keyboard to complete Reading and Writing components of the test, and a computer microphone and headset to complete the Listening and Speaking components of the test. Computerized tests offer test takers a quick and reliable testing experience.

Who accepts CELPIP?

The CELPIP Tests prove English language proficiency for:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):

  • Permanent Resident Status
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Start-up Visa Program
  • Various Provincial Nominee Programs

The CELPIP Test is available in two versions: the CELPIP-General Test and the CELPIP-General LS Test.

The CELPIP-General Test has four components—Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking,—and the CELPIP-General LS Test has two components—Listening and Speaking.

The total test time for the CELPIP-General Test is about 3 hours.
The total test time for the CELPIP-General LS Test is about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

The CELPIP Test is fully computer delivered, providing test takers the opportunity to complete all test components in one sitting with no additional appointments, interviews, or test sittings required. CELPIP Test Takers use a computer mouse and keyboard to complete Reading and Writing components of the test, and a computer microphone and headset to complete the Listening and Speaking components. Computerized tests offer test takers a quick and reliable testing experience.

The CELPIP Test is designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The CELPIP-General Test is proof of English language proficiency for permanent resident status in Canada and the CELPIP-General LS Test is proof of Listening and Speaking proficiency for Canadian citizenship.

Each component of the test is given a CELPIP Level and there is no pass or fail. It is recommended that you contact the institution to which you are applying about their English language requirements.

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