This blog was written by Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program.
What is CELPIP?
CELPIP stands for the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program and is an English test that allows test takers to demonstrate their ability to function in English. The CELPIP Test has been designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for use by individuals applying for permanent resident status and citizenship in Canada.
What to Expect
The CELPIP Test is completely computer-delivered at our partner test centres, takes about 3 hours to complete, and is done in one sitting. The test is divided into four components: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
Unlike other English proficiency tests, the CELPIP Test does not involve talking to a person for the speaking component. Instead, you will reply to on-screen prompts for the speaking portion of the test.
Because the test is completed on a computer, your test results are delivered within 5 days of your test date, and the results are delivered to you online. To learn more about the test day experience, watch our video about what you can expect on your test day.
Where to Take the Test
With over 80 testing locations in Canada and worldwide, the CELPIP Test is available at a location near you. To learn more about our test centre locations and available test dates, visit our website.
How to Prepare
With over 10 hours of free webinars, a free sample test, a free practice test when you create a CELPIP Account, and our additional tools, we have a wide range of study materials to help you prepare for your test:
- Free Sample Test: Available on the CELPIP website, the free sample test includes questions and answers to help test takers understand what to expect on each component of the CELPIP Test.
- Free Practice Test: Available for free when test takers register for a CELPIP Account, this is a complete practice test, covering each component of the CELPIP Test, including detailed answer keys for each section.
- Free Webinars and Workshops: Available online, a free CELPIP information session is hosted live each week, giving test-takers an overview of the CELPIP Test components, as well as an informal question-and-answer session. Recorded webinars and workshops are also available on the CELPIP YouTube page.
- CELPIP Podcast: Listen along as our CELPIP experts help you prepare for your CELPIP Test. The Official CELPIP Podcast is a great way to build your study plan for CELPIP success.
- Paid Study Materials: Available in our online store, we have a range of practice tests, online learning programs, study guides, and more.