What is the CELPIP?
The CELPIP Test allows test takers to demonstrate their ability to function in English. The test clearly, accurately, and precisely assesses a test taker’s English abilities in a variety of everyday situations, such as communicating with co-workers and superiors in the workplace, interacting with friends, understanding newscasts, and interpreting and responding to written materials.
Why Take CELPIP?
Single North American Accent
Quick Online Results
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What is the difference between the
CELPIP - General and CELPIP - General LS?
CELPIP - General Test
$280 + Taxes (where applicable)
Single 3-Hour Test Sitting
IRCC Approved for PR Status
CELPIP - General LS Test
$195 + Taxes
Single 1-Hour Test Sitting
IRCC Approved for Citizenship Status
CELPIP - General total test time is about 3 hours and is done in one sitting
CELPIP - General LS total test time is about 1h10m and is done in one sitting
Each component of the CELPIP – General Test and the CELPIP – General LS Test is given a CELPIP level. Below is a chart of each CELPIP level and its corresponding description. Since the CELPIP test scores have been calibrated against the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels, we have included the CLB level equivalencies for your information.
|Test Level Descriptor||CELPIP Level||CLB Level|
|Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts||12||12|
|Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts||11||11|
|Highly effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts||10||10|
|Effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts||9||9|
|Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts||8||8|
|Adequate proficiency in workplace and community contexts||7||7|
|Developing proficiency in workplace and community contexts||6||6|
|Acquiring proficiency in workplace and community contexts||5||5|
|Adequate proficiency for daily life activities||4||4|
|Some proficiency in limited contexts||3||3|
|Limited ability in contexts related to immediate needs||2||1,2|
|Insufficient information to assess||1||/|
|Insufficient information to assess||0||/|
|Not Administered: test taker did not receive this test component||NA||/|
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.