CELPIP Preparation

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program, or CELPIP , is an English language assessment test which measures listening,  reading,  writing, and speaking skills. The test is administered by Paragon Testing Enterprises, which is a  subsidiary of the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Paragon is the only Canadian company which delivers and administers Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) designated English proficiency tests. The CELPIP test is offered in two versions, CELPIP-General, and CELPIP-General LS. The CELPIP Test is a Canadian Test that uses and incorporates Canadian English and accents. Individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and adapt to life in Canada can take the CELPIP test which is Canada’s leading general English test for immigration.

CELPIP-General Test contains four components, total length is 180 minutes.

>> Listening (length 47 minutes)
>> Reading (length 60 minutes)
>> Writing (length 53 minutes)
>> Speaking (length 20 minutes)

CELPIP-General LS Test contains only two components, total length is 70 minutes:

>> Listening: length 47 minutes.
>> Speaking: length 20 minutes.

Why choose CELPIP

The CELPIP Test is fully computer delivered, providing test takers the opportunity to complete all the four test components in one test session. CELPIP test candidates use a computer mouse and keyboard to do Reading and Writing components of the test, and a computer microphone and headset to do the Listening and Speaking components of the test. The results of the test are available online within eight business days. Test takers also have the choice add Express Rating that allows them to receive the results in just three business days.

Who Recognizes CELPIP?

The CELPIP Tests prove English language proficiency for:

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):
    • Permanent Resident Status
    • Canadian Citizenship
    • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
    • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
    • Start-up Visa Program
    • Various Provincial Nominee Programs
  • Alberta Human Services – Child Care Staff Certification
  • Alberta Institute of Massage
  • Association of Saskatchewan Realtors
  • BC Corrections
  • BC Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program
  • Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
  • NorQuest College ELP (English Language Proficiency)
  • Professional Business Accountants’ Society of Canada
  • Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)
  • Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC)
  • Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
  • TLC-Edmonton Training for Foreign Caregivers
  • Organizational employment requirements

Please note that IRCC may change the language requirements at any time. For more information, visit the IRCC website at www.cic.gc.ca.

Why Choose APASS

Our experienced CELPIP instructors use a student centered curriculum based on authentic materials and teach students related to all the components of the CELPIP test. We offer both group lessons and tutorials.

CELPIP Courses General and LS Course Description:

·         based on materials designed and developed by CELPIP experts.

·         Taught by highly qualified instructors.

·         uses authentic CELPIP resources that proven to be successful.

·         developed to prepare CELIP test takers for the real test.

·         Small class sizes (4 to 6)

·         Weekly intake every Monday.

·         Minimum 20 hours.

·         Free consultation and in-depth feedback.

·         Assessment practice test.

Listening Reading
• Listening to a Daily Conversation
• Synonyms
• Note Taking Strategies
• Main ideas and supporting details
• Using summaries and paraphrases
• Using abbreviations
• Note-taking to record facts and data
• Identifying relevant vs. irrelevant Information
• Recognizing opinions
• Identifying Pros and Cons
• Using summaries and paraphrases
• Previewing, scanning and skimming
• Active and Passive Readers
• Contextualization
• Methods to improve reading skills
• Recognizing a writers’ purpose
• Location the right information
• Identifying main ideas
• Elimination process
• Identifying writer’s viewpoints
• Facts, data, or opinions
SpeakingWriting
• Organizing your thoughts
• Fluency and coherence
• Lexical resource
• Providing advice
• WH questions in narratives
• Narratives
• Describing details
• Comparison and persuasion
• Making predictions
• Enunciation
• Inflection and Intonation
• Stating an opinion
• Providing convincing reasons
• Understanding standards
• Common Errors
• Coherence and Cohesion
• Writing Emails
• Precision and Meaning
• Tone and Register
• Paragraphing
• Transitions
• Note taking
• Supporting Details
• Concluding
• Prediction

Note: private lessons are available upon request