CELPIP is the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program is a general English language proficiency test. The CELPIP exam allows test takers to demonstrate their ability to function in English. Using this method, teachers will accurately, and precisely assess your English abilities. Therefore, a variety of everyday situations, such as communicating with co-workers and superiors in the workplace will become indefinitely easier. Furthermore, casual situations like interacting with friends, understanding newscasts, and interpreting and responding to written materials will become a piece of cake.
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. In terms of content, easy-to-understand English and vocabulary are taken from everyday situations for your convenience.
What is the difference between the Celpip General and Celpip General LS?
This test takes approximately 3 hours to complete and can be done in just one sitting. Through a variety of different activities, it evaluates the test taker’s English speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills and is used for permanent residence applications and professional designations.
General LS takes approximately 1 hour to complete and can also be done in one sitting with no separate speaking session(s). This examination evaluates the test taker’s English speaking and listening skills and is especially 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
- 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
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|