What is the CELPIP?

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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
"Single ___ Hour Sitting"
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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
"IRCC Approved for ____"
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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 3129 options
General
Wednesday,
May 25
09:00 AM
$280
available
General
Wednesday,
May 25
09:00 AM
English Testing Canada - London
285 King Street Street, Suite 400
$280
available
General
Wednesday,
May 25
09:00 AM
English Testing Canada - Ottawa
150 Isabella Street, Unit 212
$280
available
General
Wednesday,
May 25
09:00 AM
People Analytics
7191 Yonge Street / Unit 707, Seventh Floor
$280
available
General
Wednesday,
May 25
09:00 AM
People Analytics - Scarborough
3601 Victoria Park Ave / Unit 201A
$280
available
LS
Wednesday,
May 25
09:30 AM
English Testing Canada - Edmonton
10357 109 Street NW / Basement Level - Unit 140
$195
available
General
Wednesday,
May 25
09:30 AM
Okanagan College – Kelowna Campus
1000 KLO Rd / E401 - Building E
$280
sold out
General
Wednesday,
May 25
10:00 AM
$280
sold out
General
Wednesday,
May 25
10:00 AM
Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Civic Plaza
8th floor, 13485 Central Avenue / (Parking on P1)
$280
available
General
Wednesday,
May 25
10:00 AM
$280
available
LS
Wednesday,
May 25
10:30 AM
$195
sold out
General
Wednesday,
May 25
11:00 AM
CCNB - Moncton Downtown
795, Rue Main Street - Entrance: Oak Lane
$280
available

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.
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
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
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