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Rio04
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Posted On: 6/4/2021
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I have my celpip expired copy. I wonder my scores are eligible to apply citizenship. My scores are celpip (L -4 w-5 R-5 S-5) is this eligible CLB level or should I take exam again?
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Posted On: 6/15/2021
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Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.

According to IRCC, if you’re 18 to 54 years of age, you must submit proof that you can speak and listen at the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 4 or higher in English or French. You may want to look at the IRCC section on finding out if you have the language proof for citizenship and follow the steps to find information that applies to your situation.

You may also find it helpful to contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) directly for some information specific to your situation. You can contact them by calling 1-888-242-2100 (In Canada Only) or by web form.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

Sincerely,


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Lahbib70
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Posted On: 6/17/2021
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Rio04 wrote:
I have my celpip expired copy. I wonder my scores are eligible to apply citizenship. My scores are celpip (L -4 w-5 R-5 S-5) is this eligible CLB level or should I take exam again?


Hello,


According to the Guide: Application for Canadian Citizenship: Adults - Subsection 5(1) CIT 0002:
Results from a third-party language test
NOTE: If you did the test in the past for immigration or citizenship purposes, we will accept the results even if it has expired.
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program General Test (CELPIP-G) or the CELPIP-General LS (listening and speaking).
    • If you took the test after April 1, 2014, you must have a score of level 4 or higher in listening and speaking.
    • If you took the test before April 1, 2014, you must have a score of 2H or higher (i.e., 3L, 3H, 4L, 4H, 5L, or 5H) in listening and speaking.
  • https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/guide-0002-application-canadian-citizenship-under-subsection-5-1-adults-18-years-older.html


    Thank you.
    Lahbib
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    robin492
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    Posted On: 8/26/2023
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    Rio04 wrote:
    I have my celpip expired copy. I wonder my scores are eligible to apply citizenship. My scores are celpip (L -4 w-5 R-5 S-5) is this eligible CLB level or should I take exam again?


    Sorry these scores may be too less you can try to improve these by using online celpip practice test platforms i.e www.allmock.com, paragontesting etc.
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    Posted On: 8/31/2023
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    Hi there,

    Thank you for sharing these resources, it's good to hear that you've found them helpful and hope others on the forum do as well. While these are paid services, there are free/low-cost ESL services that offer quality educational materials and practice tests offered by settlement organizations across Ontario. The Public Service Commission of Canada also offers self-assessment tests in English and French. You may find helpful information on where to find these free/low-cost ESL servicesin our Settlement.Org article here, Where can I take ESL classes? You may have to find out which you are eligible for by contacting them as some of them have eligibility requirements in relation to status in Canada.

    You may also want to dial 211 on a phone for free and speak to an information and referral specialist to find an ESL provider near you. 211 is a free, confidential service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

    Sincerely,


    Your Settlement.Org Team


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