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CELPIP

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What is CELPIP ?

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is an English language proficiency test accepted by a number of governments, professional organizations, universities, colleges, and employers as proof of English language proficiency.

The test provides a valid and reliable measurement of 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.

There are two versions of the CELPIP Test: the CELPIP-General Test and the CELPIP-General LS Test. The CELPIP-General Test assesses functional Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking skills, and is accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of English language proficiency for permanent residency in Canada. Other organizations that accept the CELPIP-General Test include the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) and Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). The CELPIP-General LS Test assesses functional Listening and Speaking proficiency, and is accepted by IRCC as proof of English language proficiency for Canadian citizenship.

LISTENING - Time allotted: 47-55 minutes

No. of questions
Component Sections
1
Practice Task
8
Part 1 : Listening to Problem Solving
5
Part 2 : Listening to a Daily Life Conversation
6
Part 3 : Listening for Information
5
Part 4 : Listening to a News Item
8
Part 5 : Listening to a Discussion
6
Part 6 : Listening to Viewpoints

READING - Time allotted: 55-60 minutes

No. of questions
Component Sections
1
Practice Task
11
Part 1 : Reading Correspondence
8
Part 2 : Reading to Apply a Diagram
9
Part 3 : Reading for Information
10
Part 4 : Reading for Viewpoints

WRITING - Time allotted: 55-60 minutes

No. of questions
Component Sections
1
Task 1 : Writing an Email
1
Task 2 : Responding to Survey Questions

SPEAKING

No. of questions
Component Sections
1
Practice Task
1
Task 1 : Giving Advice
1
Task 2 : Talking about a Personal Experience
1
Task 3 : Describing a Scene
1
Task 4 : Making Predictions
1
Task 5 : Comparing and Persuading
1
Task 6 : Dealing with a Difficult Situation
1
Task 7 : Expressing Opinions
1
Task 8 : Describing an Unusual Situation

*Unscored Items: The Listening and Reading Tests contain unscored items used for test development. These unscored items can be found anywhere within each test and will have the same format as the scored items. You will not be able to tell scored items from unscored items, so apply your best effort to the entire test.

SCORING

Each component of the test (listening, reading, writing and speaking) will be given a CELPIP Level. Below is a chart of each CELPIP-General level and its corresponding description. Since the CELPIP-General Test scores have been calibrated against the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) levels, we have included the CLB level equivalencies for your information.

CELPIP Level
CELPIP Descriptor
CLB Level
12
Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts
12
11
Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts
11
10
Highly effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts
10
9
Effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts
9
8
Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts
8
7
Adequate proficiency in workplace and community contexts
7
6
Developing proficiency in workplace and community contexts
6
5
Acquiring proficiency in workplace and community contexts
5
4
Adequate proficiency for daily life activities
4
3
Some proficiency in limited contexts
3
M
Minimal proficiency or insufficient information to assess.
0, 1, 2

RESULTS

The results of the CELPIP Test are available online in eight business days. Test takers can also choose to add Express Rating so that scores are available online in just three business days.

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