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What is IELTS, CAEL and CELPIP?

Many have contacted us asking: What is the IELTS? What is the CAEL and CELPIP. Brieflly:

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is used as a language of communication. Specific scores are required for employment purposes, entry into academic and vocational institutions and for immigration purposes. IELTS is available in two test formats – Academic or General Training – comprises of four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment is a test designed to measure the English language proficiency of students specifically planning to study in Canadian post-secondary institutions.

The CELPIP-General Test (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) is an English language test which is completely computer-delivered and consists of the following components: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
The CELPIP-General Test is designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of English language proficiency for those applying for permanent resident status in Canada.