Who Accepts CELPIP?

The CELPIP Tests are accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a variety of permanent residency and immigration streams, as well as for professional certification for a number of organizations. Click below for a complete list of organizations that accept CELPIP scores.

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CELPIP is Canada's leading English language test for immigration and professional certification.

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. 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. 

Scores and Identity Verification System

The CELPIP Scores and Identity Verification System (SIVS) is a simple and fast way for organizations to verify an individual’s CELPIP scores and identity, and provides administrative personnel with an effective tool for score verification.

Resources for Score Users

Organizations that use CELPIP scores to measure the English proficiency of their members will have access to the following resources:

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Frequently Asked Questions

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When I took CELPIP, I found it was like speaking English in real life. You speak every day with your boss and with your friends, and the CELPIP Test represents those every-day, real-life language situations.
- Rafaela B., CELPIP Test Taker
I had taken other English language proficiency before, and CELPIP was more relatable to me. All of the questions were situations I was familiar with from daily life, and were like conversations I had experienced personally.
- Chrisna D., CELPIP Test Taker