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CELPIP is Canada's leading general English language proficiency test for permanent residency, citizenship, and professional designation.


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 - General 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.


1. CELPIP - General Test

Price: CAD $280 + Taxes

Evaluates test taker’s English speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills and is used for permanent residence applications and professional designations. This is the Canadian price, international pricing will vary.

  • 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 Residency applications


2. CELPIP - General LS Test 

Price: CAD $195 + Taxes

Evaluates test taker’s English speaking, and listening skills and is used for citizenship applications and professional designation.

  • 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


Who Accepts CELPIP

The CELPIP Tests prove English language proficiency for immigration purposes and professional designation.

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.


Where Do We Test?

The CELPIP Test is available at over 70 locations across Canada and internationally.


How and When Do I Get My CELPIP Scores?

You can access your CELPIP Test scores online through your CELPIP Account in 4-5 calendar days after your test date. Please note that business days do not include weekends or holidays.

You will receive an email notification once your scores are available. Your CELPIP Official Score Report will be available for download as a PDF once your scores have been posted. In order to download your Score Report, please sign in to your CELPIP Account and click on “Check Scores” button. For information on obtaining test results, click here.

Your CELPIP Test scores can be accessed and viewed online in your CELPIP Account for a period of 2 years, from your test date.