CELPIP stands for The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program it is a general English proficiency test. This test gives a fair chance to the candidates to showcase their ability in English Language. CELPIP is designed in such a way that it tests the English of a candidate in every aspect of communication with co-workers, workplace, superiors, interacting with friends and interpreting.
Why should one take a CELPIP?
The CELPIP one of the leading English test of Canada for international students and professional people.
Benefits of taking a CELPIP:
This test is easy to take and is finished in one sitting. It also consists of features such as a personal timer, spell-check and a word counter.
- Single North American Accent
It is easy-to-understand English and vocabulary taken from everyday communication situations
- Quick result
The result comes in just 4-5 days after taking the test
- Free Study Material
Candidates are provided free videos, sample tests, course, preparation courses and webinars
What is the difference between the CELPIP – General and CELPIP – General LS?
Candidates are given an option of 2 different CELPIP test. Make sure that you choose the correct one for yourself-
- CELPIP: General Test
The cost of this test is $280+ taxes. (Canadian price)
This test is a test designed for permanent residence application and professional designations. This test evaluates the speaking, reading, listening and writing skills.
It is a 3-hours test and there is no need for a separate speaking session.
It is also a IRCC approved test for PR status. (Permanent residency)
- CELPIP: General LS Test
The cost of this test is $195+ taxes. (Canadian price)
This test is a test designed for Citizenship application and professional designation. This test evaluates the speaking an d listening skill od a candidate.
It is a 1-hour test and there is no need for a separate speaking session.
It is also a IRCC approved test for Canadian Citizenship.
Each component of the CELPIP – General Test and the CELPIP – General LS Test is given a CELPIP level.
Here is the chart that shows each level of CELPIP with its description:
Since the CELPIP test scores have been calibrated against the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels, we had to include the CLB level equivalencies for your information.
|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 workplace and community contexts||9||9|
|Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts||8||8|
|Adequate proficiency in workplace and community contexts||7||7|
|Developing proficiency in 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|
|Minimal proficiency or insufficient information to assess||M||0, 1, 2|
|Not Administered: test taker did not receive this test component||NA||/|
Who Accept CELPIP?
CELPIP being the famous English test it is accepted by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for immigration streams or parament residence. Apart from it it can be used for a professional certificate.
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