What is the difference between the
CELPIP - General and CELPIP - General LS?

There are two types of CELPIP tests to choose from. Make sure to confirm which version of the test you are required to take

CELPIP - General Test

$280 + Taxes

Evaluates test taker’s English speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills and is used for permanent residence applications and professional designations.
Single 3 Hour Test Sitting
Takes approximately 3 hours to complete and can be done in one sitting with no separate speaking session
IRCC Approved for PR Status
The CELPIP General Test is the IRCC approved test for Permanent Residence applications
Computer Delivered
Includes features such as a personal timer, word counter, and spell-check
Quick Online Results
Available online in just 4 to 5 calendar days after the test date

CELPIP - General LS Test

$195 + Taxes

Evaluates test taker’s English speaking and listening skills, and is used for citizenship applications and professional designation.
Single 1 Hour Test Sitting
Takes approximately 1 hour to complete and can be done in one sitting with no separate speaking session
IRCC Approved for Citizenship Status
The CELPIP General LS Test is the IRCC approved test for Canadian citizenship applications
Computer Delivered
Includes features such as a personal timer, word counter, and spell-check
Quick Online Results
Available online in just 4 to 5 calendar days after the test date

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General
Saturday,
Dec 12
09:00 AM
Avalon Career College
#201 – 155 Skinner Street
$280
available
General
Saturday,
Dec 12
01:30 PM
Avalon Career College
#201 – 155 Skinner Street
$280
sold out
General
Sunday,
Dec 13
09:00 AM
Avalon Career College
#201 – 155 Skinner Street
$280
sold out
General
Sunday,
Dec 13
01:30 PM
Avalon Career College
#201 – 155 Skinner Street
$280
sold out
General
Saturday,
Dec 19
09:00 AM
Avalon Career College
#201 – 155 Skinner Street
$280
sold out
General
Saturday,
Dec 19
01:30 PM
Avalon Career College
#201 – 155 Skinner Street
$280
sold out
General
Sunday,
Dec 20
09:00 AM
Avalon Career College
#201 – 155 Skinner Street
$280
sold out
General
Sunday,
Dec 20
01:30 PM
Avalon Career College
#201 – 155 Skinner Street
$280
sold out
General
Saturday,
Jan 9
09:00 AM
Avalon Career College
#201 – 155 Skinner Street
$280
sold out
General
Saturday,
Jan 9
01:30 PM
Avalon Career College
#201 – 155 Skinner Street
$280
sold out

Avalon Career College

Contact information
Telephone Hours:
Monday to Friday
5:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday
5:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Avalon Career College

155 Skinner St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E8, Canada
This test centre is located in Suite 201.

About Avalon Career College

Avalon Career College is a career training institution located in the heart of Nanaimo on BC’s beautiful Vancouver Island. The College is just a few blocks up from the city’s famous waterfront parks, shops, cafes and city centre. Avalon’s test centre started accepting test takers in June 2020, in the midst of COVID-19, offering CELPIP testing on Saturdays and Sundays. In 2021, Avalon will expand its test centre to include CAEL testing and will add additional test dates to include at least one day during the week.

 

Parking Directions

 

Directions to Avalon Career College are simple.

If you are coming from the north or south of Vancouver Island, you can take the “inland” highway to the Nanaimo “City Centre” turnoff and drive straight down until you reach Skinner Street on your left (just over the Bastion Street Bridge and just before reaching the waterfront). Nanaimo is approximately 1.5 hours by highway from Victoria and 1.5 hours from Courtenay.

By Ferry

You can take Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. Once off the ferry, go straight towards the City’s downtown area – it’s only a 5-minute drive. The office building is behind the Royal Bank of Canada which is just up from the Coast Bastion Hotel. If you prefer to walk on the ferry, you can hail a taxi once you’re outside the terminal and be at the test centre within minutes. You may want to schedule your taxi in advance if you are arriving close to the start time of your test session.

By Plane

You can take Harbour Air from downtown Vancouver or Richmond to Nanaimo. It’s a short walk up to the Test Centre from the seaplane terminal on the waterfront. Flights are normally 20-25 minutes.

By Car

There is plenty of pay parking in the parkade located right beside the test centre building on Skinner Street.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can we help you with?
CELPIP
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
CELPIP
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
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