What is the CELPIP?

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is a general English language proficiency test.

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.

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
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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
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CELPIP - General total test time is about 3 hours and is done in one sitting
Listening
Listen to passages and answer questions
47–55 minutes
Reading
Read passages and answer questions
55–60 minutes
Writing
Respond to questions with written answers
53–60 minutes
Speaking
Reply to on-screen prompts verbally
15–20 minutes
CELPIP - LS total test time is about 1h10m and is done in one sitting
Listening
Listen to passages and answer questions
47–55 minutes
Reading
Read passages and answer questions
15–20 minutes

Upcoming Test Dates

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Shows 12 out of 4673 options
General
Friday,
May 31
08:00 AM
Canadian Systems Inc
Unit 15, 680 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 0B5
$280
available
General
Friday,
May 31
08:30 AM
iTechSkills Academy
Unit #115, 2550 Argentia Rd
$280
available
General
Friday,
May 31
08:30 AM
Vteach Learning Centre
#110 - 1803 91 St SW, Edmonton, AB T6X0W8
$280
available
General
Friday,
May 31
09:00 AM
Collège Boréal - Barrie
136 Bayfield Street, Suite 100
$280
sold out
General
Friday,
May 31
09:00 AM
ConnecMe Lebanon Lab 1
ConnecME - Horizon / 1st Floor, Rooms 102&103, Old Saida Road
$210
available
General
Friday,
May 31
09:00 AM
Dragnet Prometric Test Center
Katia Gardens, Plot 1676, 3rd Floor / Oladele Olashore Street, Off Sanusi Fafunwa Street
₦76000
sold out
General
Friday,
May 31
09:00 AM
$280
sold out
General
Friday,
May 31
09:00 AM
English House Testing Center
Av. Shyris N32-218 y, Edificio Parque Central Av. Eloy Alfaro, Of. 504 (piso 5 Quito, 170135 ECUADOR
$242
available
General
Friday,
May 31
09:00 AM
$280
sold out
General
Friday,
May 31
09:00 AM
$280
sold out
General
Friday,
May 31
09:00 AM
ILSC Toronto
443 University Avenue / 3rd Floor
$280
available
General
Friday,
May 31
09:00 AM
$280
sold out

Study Options

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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.
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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
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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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