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What is CELPIP?

Most of the countries accept the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) to join professional organizations, universities, colleges and employers as proof of English language proficiency.

The test provides valid and reliable measurement of a test taker’s English abilities in a variety of everyday situations. It helps in communicating with co-workers and superiors in the workplace, interacting with friends, understanding newscasts, and interpreting and responding to written materials.

The CELPIP English courses are available at BITTS college. It is a 100% Canadian-based English exam which is entirely computer-based. The results are quickly delivered to the candidate online.

Paragon has become Canada’s leading English Language testing organization. CELPIP is made and developed in Canada at Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of British Columbia. It reflects the best Canadian research and incorporates Canadian English and accents as used in Canada. Paragon is committed to developing tests that meet the highest quality standards in the field.

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Test Versions and Who needs it?

There are two versions of the CELPIP Test:

  1. General Test - It assesses functional Listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. It is accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of English language proficiency for permanent residency in Canada. Other organizations that accept CELPIP General Test include the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) and Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).
  2. Format- The General format has four modules – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Total test time is for approximately 3 hours.
  3. Time by module:
  4. Listening: 47-55 Minutes
  5. Reading:  55-60 Minutes
  6. Writing:    53-60 Minutes
  7. Speaking: 15-20 Minutes
  8. CELPIP General-LS Test:- General LS Test assesses functional Listening and speaking proficiency. IRCC accepts it as proof of English Language proficiency for Canadian Citizenship. Many professional designations accept the CELPIP.
  9. Format – The General-LS Test has two modules – Listening and Speaking. The total test time is for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
  10. Time by module:
  11. Listening: 47-55 Minutes
  12. Speaking: 15-20 Minutes

Why choose CELPIP?

  1. Canadian English and Accent
  2. It is 100% Canadian, and it incorporates Canadian English and accents. People looking forward to staying and reside in Canada soon can adapt in a better way by choosing CELPIP. Test takers who have been immersing themselves will find that they fit better in the Canadian culture and overall environment.
  3. Computer-Based Exam
  4. It is entirely computer-delivered, All tests completed at one sitting. i.e. all the modules namely, listening, writing, reading and speaking with no extra appointments or interviews to register. CELPIP test taker uses a mouse and a keyboard to appear for the Listening and Writing modules of their test. A computer microphone and headset to complete the Listening and Speaking module of the test.
  5. Quick Online Results
  6. The results of the test given to the candidates within 8 business days. Another option being, getting the test results online in just 3 business days by selecting the Express Rating*.
  7. You may choose Express Rating or Regular Rating while registering of CELPIP online.

CELPIP Registration

You can register for any of the two variations online HERE.

BITTS is an official test centre for the CELPIP exam. Also, it is the first CELPIP centre to be located in Mississauga.