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

Click the register now to sign up for the test. Make sure you have your piece of ID and sign up for an account.
Shows 12 out of 3530 options
General
Friday,
Dec 10
09:00 AM
BITTS Testing Services - Abbotsford
32310 South Fraser Way / Unit L03
$280
sold out
General
Friday,
Dec 10
09:00 AM
Collège Boréal
136 Bayfield Street, Suite 100
$280
available
General
Friday,
Dec 10
09:00 AM
ILSC Toronto
443 University Avenue / 5th Floor
$280
available
General
Friday,
Dec 10
09:00 AM
Precise Solutions Brampton
2nd Floor, 11 Queen Street East
$280
available
General
Friday,
Dec 10
09:00 AM
Precise Solutions Calgary
115 9th Ave SE (use eastmost entrance) / 225 Tower Centre (SW Corner 2nd Floor)
$280
available
General
Friday,
Dec 10
09:00 AM
Precise Solutions Toronto
20 Eglinton Ave. West - Suite 1300
$280
available
LS
Friday,
Dec 10
09:00 AM
$195
available
General
Friday,
Dec 10
09:00 AM
TEPTH
Apricot Tower / Dubai Silicon Oasis
$340
available
General
Friday,
Dec 10
09:30 AM
Test Center USA - West Houston
1880 S Dairy Ashford Rd / Suite 236
$285
available
General
Friday,
Dec 10
10:00 AM
BITTS Testing Services
230 - 7895 Tranmere Drive
$280
available
General
Friday,
Dec 10
10:00 AM
BITTS Testing Services - Milton
875 Main Street East / Unit 201
$280
available
LS
Friday,
Dec 10
10:00 AM
Centennial College
941 Progress Avenue / "L" block entrance
$195
available

Study Options

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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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