CELPIP Preparation


Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program is a general English language proficiency test. A CELPIP exam allows test takers to demonstrate their ability to function in English. This will accurately, and precisely assess your English abilities.  Variety of everyday situations, such as communicating with co-workers and superiors in the workplace. Also, interact with friends, understand newscasts, and interpret also respond to written materials.

Why take the CELPIP Test?

The CELPIP Tests are Canada’s leading general English tests for immigration and professional designation. Done in just one sitting. Its features include a personal timer, word counter, and spell-check. Easy-to-understand English and vocabulary are taken from everyday situations.

What is the difference between the Celpip General and Celpip General LS?



Takes approximately 3 hours to complete and can be done in one sitting. Evaluates test taker’s English speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills and is used for permanent residence applications and professional designations.

General LS

General LS takes approximately 1 hour to complete and can be done in one sitting with no separate speaking session. Evaluates test taker’s English speaking and listening skills and is used for citizenship applications and professional designation.

Who Accepts CELPIP Test?

These Tests are accepted by 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

Professional Organizations:

  • BC Corrections
  • BC Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program
  • Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
  • Professional Business Accountants’ Society of Canada
  • Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC))
  • UBC Sauder School of Business Mortgage Brokerage in British Columbia Course

Universities, Colleges, and Vocational Programs:

  • Ashton College
  • Canadian Arts & Sciences Institute
  • Coast Mountain College
  • Dalhousie University – UBC Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures Program
  • Dominion Herbal College
  • First College
  • Focus College
  • Gateway College Great Plains College
  • MaKami College
  • McKenzie College
  • NorQuest College ELP (English Language Proficiency)
  • Northern Lights College – Health Care Assistant
  • Olds College
  • Pace Canada College – Health Care Assistant
  • Pacific Coast Community College
  • Pacific Link College
  • Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute
  • Rhodes Wellness College
  • SELC Career College Vancouver
  • Sprott Shaw College
  • Think Tank Training Centre
  • TLC-Edmonton Training for Foreign Caregivers
  • Western Community College

Test Scores

Each CELPIP – General Test component and the CELPIP – General LS Test are given a CELPIP level. Below is a chart of each CELPIP level and its corresponding description. 

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 the workplace and community contexts 9 9
Good proficiency in the workplace and community contexts 8 8
Adequate proficiency in the workplace and community contexts 7 7
Developing proficiency in the workplace and community contexts 6 6
Acquiring proficiency in workplace and community contexts 5 5
Adequate proficiency for daily life activities 4 4
Some proficiency in limited contexts 3 3

Celpip Preparation

At Band Plus Ielts we provide celpip preparation 5 days a week. If you are struggling with a low band score, we will help you achieve at least a level 8-10 CLB in your celpip exam. For more info call now.