The CELPIP-General LS Test is used by the following organizations:
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as proof of listening and speaking proficiency for those applying for Canadian citizenship
- Professional associations and employers requiring proof of English language proficiency for their members or prospective employees
The CELPIP-General LS Test for Canadian Citizenship
As of November 1, 2012, adults between the ages of 18 and 54 who apply for Canadian citizenship must provide proof of listening and speaking proficiency in either English or French and achieve a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. One way in which an applicant can satisfy the language requirement is to take a designated third-party English language test.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has designated the CELPIP-General LS Test and the CELPIP-General Test as a measure of listening and speaking proficiency for those applying for Canadian Citizenship.
Below are the CELPIP levels and Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) equivalencies.
|CELPIP Level||CLB Equivalencies|
|Level 5H||Effective (High) or Advanced Proficiency – CLB 10, 11 and 12|
|Level 5L||Effective Proficiency (Low) – CLB 9|
|Level 4H||Adequate Proficiency (High) – CLB 8|
|Level 4L||Adequate Proficiency (Low) – CLB 7|
|Level 3H||Developing Proficiency (High) – CLB 6|
|Level 3L||Developing Proficiency (Low) – CLB 5|
|Level 2H||Minimal Proficiency (High) – CLB 4|
|Level 2L||Minimal Proficiency (Low) – CLB 3|
|Level 1||No Proficiency – CLB 1 and 2|
|Level 0||Did not attempt or insufficient information to assess|
*For CELPIP-General LS Tests written before May 3, 2013, CELPIP levels 5L and 5H were reported as a CELPIP level 5. Read more…
Important: CIC may change the language requirements at any time. For more information, please visit the CIC website at www.cic.gc.ca