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What is a CLBPT?

The Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) is a streamlined assessment tool. It is task-based, and looks at the four primary language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking), and is aligned with the Canadian Language Benchmarks levels 1 – 8. 

What can the Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test be used for?

The Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) is a national standardized assessment designed for measuring an individual’s English proficiency. This test can be taken by those looking to register in federally or provincially funded language or job training programs that require a CLB for entry.

*Please note that the CLBPT is NOT accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as proof of language ability.

Test Details

An individual assessment takes approximately 1.5 hours, and candidates will receive the results for all 4 skills (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing) immediately after the test.

For clients scheduled through an employment agency the test result will be sent directly to the employment counselor/case manager.

On test day

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so you have time to check in at our office (Room 601). Please be aware that photo identification will be checked prior to the assessment.

If you have recently taken a CLBPT or LINC Placement test, you should wait at least 3 months before scheduling another assessment.

Assessment offerings. LCC offers CLB Placement tests onsite or at your location.

Onsite assessment

Location: ISS Language and Career College of BC
601 – 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6A 4C1

Schedule: Wednesday evenings starting from 5:00pm

                    Saturday mornings starting from 9:10am

Fees per person:

  • $100 per assessment
  •  $50 for LCC students who are registered for more than 300 hours

Offsite assessment

Location and schedule: please contact us directly to discuss offsite schedule and location.

Fees per person:

  •  $125 per assessment with a minimum of 4 clients per session.


To schedule an assessment please contact us at info@lcc.issbc.org or call 604-684-2325.

More Information

  • Your assessment scores will show your ability to use English in everyday tasks. Last minute studying will not affect your results.

  • If you have recently taken a CLB Placement test or LINC Placement test, you should wait at least 3 months before scheduling another assessment.

  • CLB Placement tests CANNOT be used for Canadian citizenship requirements.

  • LCC does not provide tests for entry into LINC programs - candidates should contact a LINC program for details, and receive a test at a LINC test centre.

Any Questions?

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