Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test

English language evaluation

The Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) is the first step for adult newcomers when registering for language training in the province of Prince Edward Island. Candidates must undergo evaluation in four categories: reading, writing, listening and speaking. After evaluation, newcomers are referred to the language training school of their choice. Once enrolled in the training, learners must communicate directly with their language school about any changes, missed classes, or information regarding their work schedule or travel.

To be eligible for free CLBPT testing in English at Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI, candidates must:

  • Hold permanent resident status in Canada
  • Be a recent immigrant currently residing in Prince Edward Island
  • Be a registered IRSA client

The first language test is usually scheduled during the intake process at IRSA.

The first CLBPT is free for all permanent residents. A fee of $50 applies if the test has to be taken a second time, and applies to all assessments for people without permanent resident status.

French language evaluation

Francophone immigrants can register with La Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, the PEI Francophone settlement agency, to undergo a French language assessment.