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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 CLBPT 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.

The CLBPT is NOT accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as proof of language ability (see the CIC for language requirements for citizenship).

Assessment offerings.
LCC offers the CLBPT on-site and remotely.
To schedule an assessment please contact us at info@Lcc.issbc.org or call 604-684-2325.

On-site Assessment
Test duration: 1.5-2 hours

601 - 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6A 4C1

Fees per person:
$125 per assessment

Remote Assessment
Test duration: 2- 2.5 hours


Fees per person:
$150 per assessment

Special off-site group sessions can be arranged for a minimum of six clients. Contact info@Lcc.issbc.org  for more information. 

Test Details

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

An individual on-site 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.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so you have time to check in and get settled. Please be aware that photo identification will be checked prior to the assessment.

Important updates related to COVID-19.
All students and clients must complete a health assessment at the time of their booking and on the day of their appointment. In addition, everyone must wear a face mask when visiting our office.

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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