Entry into Canada for work, study or immigration requires a passing level of two language proficiency exams: the IELTS and the CELPIP. Each exam has two test streams and each student is required to obtain a different level of English language proficiency depending on reasons for immigrating to Canada. Veronika expertly guides students to study for their appropriate exam path, teaching the nuances of each exam and preparing them to exceed their required passing level in each test.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The IELTS is the world’s most widely accepted English language proficiency test. The exam evaluates four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. A passing level of this test is required without exception by the Canadian government before allowing entry to the country for immigration, work or study.
LPI provides training to help you pass either of the two versions of the IELTS test—the IELTS Academic for those planning to study in Canada or the IELTS General Training for those working in or immigrating to the country.
Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
The CELPIP is a Canadian-designed English language proficiency test. The test assesses English abilities in a variety of everyday situations. A passing level of the CELPIP, along with the IELTS, is required for immigration into Canada.
Like the IELTS, passing the appropriate version of the CELPIP is essential. The CELPIP-General assesses listening, reading, writing and speaking, and a passing level is required for obtaining permanent residency into Canada. The CELPIP-General LS assesses only listening and speaking proficiency, and a passing level is required for Canadian citizenship.