The CELPIP-General test evaluates the general level of functional English skills at work and the community. The CELPIP-Test consists of four elements, just like the IELTS-General Test: speaking, reading, writing and listening.
The CELPIP Test is administered by Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of the University of British Columbia (UBC). There are three main kinds including:
- CELPIP-General is suitable for people who need proof of English-language skills when applying for permanent resident status in Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Start-up Visa Program, and various Provincial Nominee Programs, or for employment.
- CELPIP-General LS is suitable for people who need proof of listening and speaking proficiency for Canadian citizenship. The CELPIP-General LS Test is accepted by IRCC as one of only two designated English language for Canadian citizenship.
- CELPIP-Academic Test: However, it was retired by Paragon Testing Enterprises in June 2015, with the acquisition of the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment