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 Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada at Holland College. Once enrolled in the training, learners must communicate directly with Holland College 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

Referral for the first language test is typically scheduled during the intake process at IRSA.

The first CLBPT is free for all permanent residents.

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.