Assessing English Proficiency for the Workplace


The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) Tests are designed to evaluate test takers ability to communicate with superiors, co-workers, and others in the workplace and community. The tests are an accurate, efficient, and secure way for career-focused training programs, institutions, and professional organizations to measure the readiness of future or current professionals to work in an English-medium environment.

The CELPIP Tests can help you gauge the English language abilities of your applicants, students, or members to communicate with co-workers, understand directions from superiors, and interpret and respond to written materials.

There are two versions of the CELPIP Test: 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. Learn more about the Test Format.

Each component of the CELPIP-General Test and the CELPIP-General LS Test is given a CELPIP Level. CELPIP test scores have been aligned to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Levels 3 to 12. Learn more about Test Scoring.

Who Accepts CELPIP Tests?

The CELPIP Tests are officially accepted by several governments, professional organizations, colleges, universities, and employers:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Immigration/permanent resident (PR) status in Canada
  • Canadian Citizenship
Professional Organizations
  • Alberta Human Services – Child Care Certification
  • Association of Saskatchewan Realtors
  • BC Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program
  • GEMS Admission Testing
  • Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)
  • Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC)
  • Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
Universities, Colleges, and Vocational Programs
  • Alberta Institute of Massage
  • Ascenda School of Management
  • Ashton College
  • Bow Valley College
  • Canadian Arts & Sciences Institute
  • Dalhousie University – UBC Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures Program
  • Gateway College
  • Great Plains College
  • MaKami 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
  • Sprott Shaw College
  • Think Tank Training Centre
  • Western Community College

Email assessments@paragontesting.ca to find out more information on how the CELPIP Test can be of benefit to your organization, or how to become a CELPIP score user.

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Email assessments@paragontesting.ca to find out more about how the CELPIP Test can be of benefit to your organization, or how to become a CELPIP score user.