CELPIP – stands for Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program that administered by Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of the University of British Columbia (UBC). Paragon is the only Canadian company designated to deliver English test attested by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

SAT is administered by College Board; the examination is entirely a paper-based Test.

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) has 2 versions:


  • is an English language assessment tool which measures the level capability of an a non-native English speaker national who is going to migrate to Canada.
  • It is an English test to prove the level of candidate in applying for permanent residency in Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • It is a proof of English skills in applying for Provincial Nominee Program, Employment and to Start-up Visa Program


  • is a test accepted by IRCC as one of two designated English language for Canadian citizenship, aside from IELTS.
  • It is for non-native English speaker national who need proof of Listening and Speaking proficiency for Canadian Citizenship, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

CELPIP Training

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CELPIP preparation course has been launched in the region more than a year ago (2018).


Course Overview

  • Giving Advice
    • life in general, personal experience
  • Talking about a personal experience
    • experience
  • Describing a scene
    • workplace, playground or surrounding, hometown, entertainment
  • Making Predictions
    • describing same image or scene
  • Comparing and Persuading
    • ability to persuade or convince someone/love ones
  • Dealing with a difficult Situation
    • making decision on difficult situation
  • Expressing Opinions
    • general opinion
  • Describing an Unusual Situation
    • describing activity to a person who cannot or did not see the actual situation
  • Listening to problem solving
    • questions types, vocabulary building, test-taking strategies
  • Listening to a daily life conversation
    • Establishing context, note-taking for location and time
  • Listening for information
    • Note taking strategies, main ideas and look for supporting details
  • Listening to a new item
    • Use abbreviation for note taking, identify synonyms and record facts.
  • Listening to a discussion
    • Identify visual clues. Record the relevant and disregard irrelevant information
  • Listening to viewpoints
    • Recognizing facts and opinions. Identify pros and cons. Differentiate what are summaries from paraphrasing
  • Reading correspondence
    • Skimming and scanning
    • Getting meaning context
    • Synonym-matching
    • Reading in speed and timed reading
  • Reading to apply a diagram
    • Understanding coherence and applying logic
    • Locating specific information
    • Recognizing writer’s purpose and tone
    • Timed reading
  • Reading for information
    • Understanding paragraph components
    • Identifying main ideas in paragraph
  • Reading for viewpoints
    • Understanding meaning based on context
    • Eliminating wrong answers
    • Identifying viewpoints
    • Identify facts or opinion
    • Timed-reading

Task I – Writing email or correspondence

  • Formal letter
  • Informal letter
  • Semi formal letter

2) Task II – Answering short survey question

  • Workplace, hometown
  • Entertainment
  • General information

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