What is CAEL Test?

The Canadian Academic English Language (CAELTest, measures the English language proficiency of students planning to study at Canadian universities and colleges, Or want to become Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs).

Who Accepts CAEL Tests?

CAEL is officially accepted by professional organizations, colleges, universities, and employers as proof of English language proficiency.

Accepting Institutions & Organizations in BC:

Understanding Your Test Scores!

Test takers receive individual English proficiency scores for the Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking components, as well as an overall score. CAEL scores are reported on a scale from 10 – 90 with accompanying descriptors of what performance represents. The overall score is calculated as an equally weighted average of the four component scores rounded to the nearest ten-point interval. The table below presents descriptions of test taker proficiency at each full band level.

CAEL Band DescriptorCAEL Score
Expert: Demonstrates a high level of competence, accuracy, and effectiveness in academic/professional settings80-90
Adept: Uses generally accurate language in most settings; some limitations in flexibility are evident70
Advanced: Displays competence in academic or professional settings60
High Intermediate: Exhibits some competence in academic or professional settings; communication may break down in places50
Intermediate: Demonstrates some ability to comprehend and articulate complex ideas and arguments typical of academic or professional settings40
High Beginner: Expresses basic ideas about familiar topics in routine settings30
Low Beginner: Communicates with limited ability10-20


At Band Plus We offer CAEL training to help you prepare and succeed on the test, including guidebooks, and online practice tests. We pay great attention to the vocabulary, grammar, coherence and content of the writing. We cover all 4 sections Reading, writing, listening and speaking every day.

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