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What’s CLB ?


Language Levels – What’s CLB ?

CLB stands for the Canadian Language Benchmarks, is used in Canada to guide the teaching and assessment of Language levels in Canada.

The benchmarks are organized in 3 stages and 12 levels. The benchmarks describe tasks that people can do in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The CLB’s 12 benchmarks are divided into 3 parts: Stage I: Basic Proficiency; Stage II: Intermediate Proficiency; and Stage III: Advanced Proficiency. The CLB cover four skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing. There is also a French version of the CLB.





Test score equivalency chart

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General Training






Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General 2014 Test score equivalency chart for reports issued on or after April 1, 2014





A full list of test score equivalency charts for IELTS, TEF and CELPIP can be found at IRCC’s official website.


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