The CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) is an English language proficiency test used in Canada for immigration, citizenship, employment purposes and study under SDS category. It assesses the test taker’s ability to communicate effectively in English in real-life situations.

Why Take CELPIP?

The CELPIP Tests are Canada’s leading general English tests for immigration, citizenship, professional designation and study under SDS. 
Done in just one sitting and 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 4-5 calendar days after the test date
Accessible Study Materials
Sample tests, videos, online information sessions, and online preparation courses

Types of CELPIP


CELPIP – General

The CELPIP – General evaluates test taker’s English listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills and is officially designated for permanent residence applications by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and is also accepted for professional designations. 

CELPIP – General LS 

The CELPIP – General LS evaluates test taker’s English listening and speaking skills and is officially designated for citizenship applications by IRCC, and is also accepted for professional designations.

  • CELPIP – General total test time is about 3 hours.
  • Done in one sitting. 
  • Consists of four modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
Listen to passages and answer questions
47–55 minutes

Time allotted: 47-55 minutes

Number of QuestionsComponent Sections
1Practice Task
8Part 1: Listening to Problem Solving
5Part 2: Listening to a Daily Life Conversation
6Part 3: Listening for Information
5Part 4: Listening to a News Item
8Part 5: Listening to a Discussion
6Part 6: Listening to Viewpoints
Read passages and answer questions
55–60 minutes

Time allotted: 55-60 minutes

Number of QuestionsComponent Sections
1Practice Task
11Part 1: Reading Correspondence (11-Minute)
8Part 2: Reading to Apply a Diagram (9-Minute)
9Part 3: Reading for Information (10-Minute)
10Part 4: Reading for Viewpoints (13-Minute)
Respond to questions with written answers
53–60 minutes


Time allotted: 53-60 minutes

Number of QuestionsComponent Sections
1Task 1: Writing an Email (27-min)
1Task 2: Responding to Survey Questions (26-min)
Reply to on-screen prompts verbally
15–20 minutes

Time allotted: 15-20 minutes

Number of QuestionsComponent Sections
1Practice Task
1Task 1: Giving Advice (30s/90s)
1Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience (30s/60s)
1Task 3: Describing a Scene (30s/60s)
1Task 4: Making Predictions (30s/60s)
1Task 5: Comparing and Persuading (60s/60s)
1Task 6: Dealing with a Difficult Situation (30s/90s)
1Task 7: Expressing Opinions (30s/60s)
1Task 8: Describing an Unusual Situation

CELPIP Practice Material

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