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

There are two types of CELPIP tests to choose from. Make sure to confirm which version of the test you are required.

What is the CELPIP-General?

What is the difference
between the CELPIP-General
and CELPIP-General LS?



Evaluates test taker`s English speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills and is used for permanent residence applications and professional designations. This is the Canadian price, international pricing will vary. Learn more about international pricing here. 

Total test time is about 3 hours and is done in one sitting


Listen to passages and answer questions

47 - 55 minutes


Read to passages and answer questions

55- 60 minutes


Respond to questions with written answers 

53- 60 minutes


Reply to on - screen prompts verbally

15- 20 minutes

Single 3 -

Hour Test Sitting

Takes approximately 3 hours to complete and can be done in one sitting with no separete speaking session.

IRCC Aproved 

for PR Status

The CELPIP - General test is the IRCC aproved test for permanent Residency applications.


CELPIP Band Scores

Each component of the CELPIP - General Test and the CELPIP - General LS Test is given a CELPIP level. Below is a chart of each CELPIP level and its corresponding description. Since the CELPIP tests scores have been calibrated against the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels, we have included the CLB level equivalencies for your information.

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