What is the CELPIP?

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is a general English language proficiency test.

The CELPIP Test allows test takers to demonstrate their ability to function in English. The test clearly, accurately, and precisely assesses a 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.

Why Take CELPIP?

The CELPIP Tests are Canada's leading general English tests for immigration and professional designation.

CELPIP Listening


Time allotted: 47-55 minutes

Number of Questions Component Sections

1 Practice Task

8 Part 1: Listening to Problem Solving

5 Part 2: Listening to a Daily Life Conversation

6 Part 3: Listening for Information

5 Part 4: Listening to a News Item

8 Part 5: Listening to a Discussion

6 Part 6: Listening to Viewpoints

CELPIP Reading


Time allotted: 55-60 minutes

Number of Questions Component Sections

1 Practice Task

11 Part 1: Reading Correspondence

8 Part 2: Reading to Apply a Diagram

9 Part 3: Reading for Information

10 Part 4: Reading for Viewpoints

CELPIP Writing


Time allotted: 53-60 minutes

Number of Questions Component Sections

1 Task 1: Writing an Email

1 Task 2: Responding to Survey Questions

CELPIP Speaking


Time allotted: 15-20 minutes

No. of Questions Component Sections

1 Practice Task

1 Task 1: Giving Advice

1 Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience

1 Task 3: Describing a Scene

1 Task 4: Making Predictions

1 Task 5: Comparing and Persuading

1 Task 6: Dealing with a Difficult Situation

1 Task 7: Expressing Opinions

1 Task 8: Describing an Unusual Situation