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. 

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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Guidebook for Professional Organizations
This guidebook provides helpful information for score users including test format, scoring...
Scores and Identity Verification System
The CELPIP SIVS provides organizations with an online solution for verifying test taker sc...

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Webinars and Workshops
Test takers from your organization will have access to free webinars and workshops to help...

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Study Materials
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My overall experience was positive. The staff made me feel relaxed and comfortable and helped with any issues.
- Maria, CELPIP - General LS Test Taker
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The CELPIP test is more connected to Canadian experiences, also the language and accent are easier to understand.
- Eric, CELPIP - General Test Taker
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