The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program, or CELPIP, is an English language proficiency assessment tool which measures listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills to study or start a career overseas. The test has two versions. CELPIP-General and CELPIP-General LS is suitable for people who need proof of listening and speaking proficiency for Canadian citizenship. The test is fully computerized which is totally conducted in single sitting. The CELPIP Test allows the test seekers to demonstrate their ability to function in English. The test clearly, accurately, and precisely assesses a test seeker's English abilities in a variety of everyday situations.

Why opt CELPIP?

The CELPIP Test is Canada's leading general English test for immigration and professional designation.


Includes features such as a personal timer, word counter, and spell-check

Single North American Accent

Easy-to-understand English and vocabulary taken from everyday situations

Quick Online Results

Available online in just 4 to 5 calendar days, with priority shipping available

Free Study Materials

Free sample tests, videos, online information sessions, preparation courses, and webinars


Which Test Is Right for Me?

The CELPIP Tests are Canada's leading general English tests for immigration, citizenship, and professional designation. There are two types of CELPIP tests to choose from. You should make sure to confirm which version of the test you are required for you.

1. CELPIP - General

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 Residency applications
2. CELPIP - General LS Test

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

Who Accepts CELPIP

The CELPIP Test proves 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.