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CELPIP FAQ

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General FAQs:

The CELPIP i.e Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program is a general English language proficiency test. This test allows the candidate to prove his proficiency in the English language. This test assesses the candidate precisely in different situations, like, communicating with friends and co-workers, responding to difficult situations, understanding and ...


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CELPIP Test is approved and accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Other organizations that accept the CELPIP-General Test include Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC).


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The CELPIP Test is exclusively available for Canada. CELPIP contains 33 areas throughout Canada, in every state except Prince Edward Island (the evaluation destinations are unavailable at the 3 Canadian territories Youkon Territory, Nunavut, Northwest Territory). They’ve recently opened  new center in Dubai.


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The CELPIP examination is totally Computer-based test. It provides test takers opportunity to finish all the test components in just one sitting, with no other extra interviews and appointments. CELPIP test-takers make use of computer keyboard and mouse to complete the Reading and Writing sections of the test. And to ...


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The Reply is YES. There are two options to meet English language skills: taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP), both tests are accepted by The Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


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The  CELPIP test allows the candidate to prove his potential to function in the English Language. This test assesses the candidate’s ability to communicate with others at work, with friends and in his surroundings. This test allows the candidate to study or work in Canada. Thousands of people go through ...


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Below are the organizations that accept CELPIP: – Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) – Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission – Alberta Human Services – Child Care Staff Certification – Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) – NorQuest College ELP (English Language Proficiency) – Organizational employment requirements ...


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The fee for the CELPIP-General LS Test is $185.00 CAD, the earlier fee for CELPIP Test was $175.00 CAD but it has been increased to $185.00 CAD for the all test sittings on or after October 1, 2016. To give CELPIP test, everyone has to pay this current fee i.e ...


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CELPIP is an international benchmark evaluation test. It doesn’t assess applicants out of additional geographical location differently. None the less, the questions can vary determined by the test locations or centers. Nevertheless, that the CELPIP authority simply maintains  the questions and also conventional arrangement.


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IELTS and CELPIP are equally important to be used for immigration purposes, and choosing the either IELTS or CELPIP  may be a thing of personal preference. IELTS is a good choice for those test-takers who prefer a paper-based exam and face-to-face speaking components. And it can be used outside Canada ...


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CELPIP Test is available in 2 versions: The CELPIP-General Test and The CELPIP-General LS Test. CELPIP-General Test has 4 components — Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking CELPIP-General LS Test has 2 components — Listening and Speaking. Total time alloted for Speaking test is 15-20 minutes. CELPIP has 8 Speaking Tasks ...


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CELPIP Speaking Test has total 8 topics: – Giving Advice – Personal Experience – Describe a Picture – Make Predictions – Compare and Persuade – Difficult situation – Giving Opinion – Describe an Unusual Situation.


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To qualify for a permanent residency in Canada, you need to qualify with a good score as proof of English Language Proficiency. You have to score Minimum of CLB 7 under the category of Canada Express Entry and under the category of Federal Skilled Worker Program is minimum CLB 4. ...


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Test Formats:

CELPIP Test is available in 2 versions: The CELPIP-General Test and The CELPIP-General LS Test. The CELPIP-General LS Test has two components — Listening and Speaking The CELPIP-General Test has four components — Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking The total test time for CELPIP-General Test is around 3 hours and ...


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CELPIP-General is for those people who need proof of English language skills while applying for a permanent resident status in Canada under the Start-up Visa Program, Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and number of Provincial Nominee Programs. CELPIP-General LS is best ...


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Both, The Celpip-General and The Celpip-General-LS are easy to attempt. The CIC i.e Citizen and Immigration Canada accepts these tests, but Celpip-General-LS is easier and cheaper.


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CELPIP Examination (CELPIP-General and CELPIP-General LS) Contains 4 Segments: SPEAKING: – 15-20 minutes. WRITING: – 53-60 minutes. LISTENING: – 47-55 minutes. READING: – 55-60 minutes. The total test time for the CELPIP-General Test is around 3 hours and the test time for the CELPIP-General LS Test  is1 hour and 10 ...


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Yes, CELPIP is the test that you can give to migrate into an English-speaking nation.


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Registering for the Test:

CELPIP Local and International Exam Centers offer courses and preparation programs to help you to prepare test. Below are the CELPIP Test Centres: Local – Yukon – Saskatchewan – Quebec – Ontario – Nova Scotia – Newfoundland and Labrador – New Brunswick – Manitoba – British Columbia – Alberta International ...


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For minors who are between the age group of 14 & 17 years, registrations for the CELPIP-General LS Test are accepted. One important change is also there, that applicants between the age of 14 and 64 must meet the basic language requirements in speaking and listening in French or English.


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If you’re below 18, still you are eligible to take CELPIP Test because minimum age requirement for CELPIP test is 14 years, and you can register for the test. You can register for the test via Online Portal, Mail and Registering at the Paragon Office in Toronto, Ontario or at ...


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When you register for a CELPIP Test, you will receive a test confirmation email in your registered email. Read this email properly to confirm the location, time and date of your test. 1. Valid Photo Identification: – Your identification document must be unexpired. – Your identification document must be valid. ...


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You can register to the CELPIP evaluation on the Internet by using simple steps – Select a test – Select Test Sitting – Submit Proof of Identity – Give a Survey – Test Your Scores – Confirm and Add To Cart


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To change your evaluation day or place, or even you want to change date and time after your enrollment for CELPIP exam, you just need to Sign-in to CELPIP Account and choose Edit Details or Modify.


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Yes, you can apply for re-evaluation of all or some components of your CELPIP Test within the time period of 6 weeks of the test date. You have to pay a re-evaluation fee at the time of submitting application. Amount of the fee depends on the components of test that ...


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No, driving license and student ID card are not acceptable as a proof of identity in CELPIP evaluation test. Below is the list of acceptable documents: Acceptable identification for the CELPIP-General Test: – Travel document – Refugee protection claimant document – United States Passport Card – Passport booklet Acceptable identification ...


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Your registration for a Evaluation Session is specific to the specified date, time and location in the registration. Cancellation Before Test Session If you are not able to attend a Test Session for which you are registered, you can request a cancellation of registration in your CELPIP Account. If Paragon receive ...


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Both, The Celpip General and Celpip General LS are acceptable by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for citizenship. Celpip-General includes a set of skill in which the writing part is included and Celpip General LS includes speaking and listening skills. Celpip-General-LS is much easier and cheaper, so if you need ...


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Taking the test:

The CELPIP Test is available in 2 versions: The CELPIP-General Test and the CELPIP-General LS Test. CELPIP-General Test has 4 tests — Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, whereas, CELPIP-General LS Test has 2 tests — Speaking and Listening. Total test time for the CELPIP-General Test is around 3 hours Total ...


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Yes, CELPIP Test is one day process. Total test time for the CELPIP-General Test is around 3 hours The total time for the CELPIP-General LS Test is around 1 hour and 10 minutes


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Once you get enrolled for a CELPIP Test, you will receive a confirmation email. Please read that email to confirm the time, location and date of your test. You must bring the original, valid identification that you used to register for the test. If you do not have valid identification, ...


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1. You have to appear 45 MINUTES before  your test. Latecomers will not be allowed to enter to give the test and also will not be eligible for a refund. 2. You must bring your valid and original identification proofs that you had used during registration for the test.


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No, you can’t bring a headset and microphone along with you during the test. Test center will provide headset and microphone to you.


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You should get examined yourself properly from your doctor before the test, so that, if you get unwell during the exam you can take prescribed medicines.


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No, there’s no need to submit a photo as a part of your application. In fact, the exam center will take a picture on the day of the test.


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Testing Agencies provide accommodation to people with physical disabilities. These individuals need to give the relevant medical documentation to the language testing first.


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Re-taking the test:

You may register for the test for more than once at least 30 calendar days apart from each other.


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No, your previous CELPIP scores will not impact your new CELPIP rating. You don’t need to get worried about your last rating.


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CELPIP Evaluation Test is valid for 2 years from the date of test.


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No, you can’t retake just speaking evaluation test. It is mandatory for you to retake complete examination i.e 4 modules.


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Exam specific FAQs:

Below are the items which are not allowed in the test room. If you found with any of these items during the test, you will be removed from the examination area, and all of your scores will get canceled by  Testing Enterprises: – Illegal or Dangerous materials – Clothing accessories, ...


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No, you are not allowed to go away from the test room throughout the exam. You have to prepare yourself for not to leave the test room during the exam. Test takers who want to use washroom during test can raise their hand and test personnel escort them.


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As you know CELPIP test is being conducted to check English Language Proficiency, so American or British accent is available for listening evaluation. You have to speak very clear during the test.


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No, you don’t need to use a pencil during the CELPIP test. The CELPIP test is conducted entirely on a computer, given by the test center.


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No, you can’t put any kind of watch, including smartwatches.


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Test Result:

No passing or fail marks are there in the CELPIP Evaluation Test. It is suggested that you should contact the institution through which you are applying for the test.


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CELPIP  scores can be checked on the internet through your CELPIP Account in 8 days after your exam day. Test takers who order Express Rating will get CELPIP test score within three business days after your exam date. Business days do not include holidays and weekends. CELPIP scores can be ...


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Two copies of your CELPIP Score Report will be mailed to your registered address by Canada Post. The first two CELPIP Score Report included your test registration fee and additional CELPIP Score Report can be ordered via your CELPIP Account, for a shipping fee of $20.00 CAD + tax. Priority ...


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If you are not satisfied with your CELPIP Evaluation Result, You may try re-evaluation of a few or all the parts of your CELPIP Exam withinin  6 months of your test. The amount of the re-evaluation fee will depend on the components of the test that you  want to re-evaluate. To ...


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You will get two copies of your CELPIP Score Report. It will be mailed to your registered address by Canada Post.  Express Rating Score is released within 3 business days after the test date in the test taker’s account. Express rating is also available with an extra fee for CELPIP ...


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