CELPIP and CLB Equivalency Chart

EOI CLB  Reading Listening Writing Speaking
+40 12 12 12 12 12
+40 11 11 11 11 11
+40 10 10 10 10 10
+40 9 9 9 9 9
+35 8 8 8 8 8
+30 7 7 7 7 7
+20 6 6 6 6 6
+10 5 5 5 5 5
0 4 4 4 4 4
N/A 3 3 3 3 3
N/A 2 M M M M
N/A 1 M M M M

 

CELPIP is Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program.  For more information and registration, visit www.celpip.ca.

CLB is Canadian Language Benchmarks.  For more information, visit the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks at www.language.ca.

In the Expression of Interest (EOI) system of PEI PNP, potential applicants of the Business Impact Category can get up to 40 points for English language ability.

The minimum language requirement of PEI PNP Business Impact Category is CLB 4 for English.

The language test such as as CELPIP must be written within the last 2 years.  CELPIP General is accepted for the Business Impact Category but CELPIP General LS is not accepted.

The lowest score achieved in the 4 skills (Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking) is the score of the applicant.

 

Examples

Potential Applicant Reading Listening Writing Speaking CLB EOI
Jenny 4 6 6 6 4 + 0
Peter 7 9 8 9 7 + 30
Kary 3 4 4 4 3 X
Alan 4 5 4 5 4 + 0

 

Bonus 10 Points in EOI

If an applicant has both CLB 4 in an acceptable English test and NCLC 4 in an acceptable French test, the applicant can get a bonus of 10 points in the EOI.