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 competency. The test evaluates the 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 this Test: The CELPIP-General Test and the CELPIP-General LS Test. The CELPIP-General Test is used to access the basic four functional skills of a language, that is: Listening, Reading, Writing, and speaking skills. The CELPIP-General Test 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 is used to assess functional Listening and speaking proficiency, and is accepted by IRCC as proof of English language proficiency for Canadian citizenship.