What is the difference between the
CELPIP - General and CELPIP - 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 8 business days, or 3 business days with Express Rating

CELPIP - 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 - 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 8 business days, or 3 business days with Express Rating

Our Upcoming Test Sittings

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Shows 10 out of 15 options
General
Saturday, April 27
10:00 AM
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
$280
sold out
General
Saturday, May 4
10:00 AM
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
$280
nearly full
LS
Saturday, May 4
03:00 PM
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
$195
nearly full
General
Saturday, May 18
10:00 AM
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
$280
available
LS
Saturday, May 18
03:00 PM
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
$195
available
General
Friday, June 7
10:00 AM
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
$280
available
General
Saturday, June 8
10:00 AM
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
$280
available
LS
Saturday, June 8
03:00 PM
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
$195
available
General
Saturday, June 22
10:00 AM
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
$280
available
General
Friday, July 5
10:00 AM
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
$280
available

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (Victoria)

Contact information
All customer service inquiries are handled by the test provider, Paragon Testing Enterprises. You can reach Paragon's customer service team via these channels:
Telephone Hours:
8:30 a.m - 7:00 p.m EST

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society

1004 North Park Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

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Study Options

Thinking about taking the CELPIP?

Join one of our weekly webinars to learn about key strategies to do your best on the CELPIP. Each session is presented by an experienced instructor and CELPIP expert!

Looking for CELPIP prep materials?

From free sample tests to online self-study courses, we offer a variety of options to prepare for the CELPIP.

Want to try CELPIP for free?

Try the CELPIP test online for free without having to sign up for an account. You can experience the complete test with questions from all four skill sections.
CELPIP
“My overall experience was positive. The staff made me feel relaxed and comfortable and helped with any issues.”
- Rupi, CELPIP-General Test Taker
CELPIP
“The CELPIP test is more connected to Canadian experiences, also the language and accent are easier to understand.”
- Luka, CELPIP-LS Test Taker