By helping you understand what you can do in English.
"Learn English Nova Scotia" administers a number of CLB-based tests to help you achieve your language education goals.Learn More
Get access to free* English language programs, courses, and training activities across Nova Scotia.Learn More
Apply for your free* assessment today and get recognized for your proof of language proficiency.
* Assessments are free for eligible immigrants only. Check our FAQ section to find out on your eligibility.
Want to learn or improve your English and/or French?
Plan to move to Canada?
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Learn English Nova Scotia administers the CLBPT and CELBAN tests to help you achieve your language learning goals.
We have a large network of proctor sites - local libraries, NSCC campuses, employment centers - across Nova Scotia where you can conveniently get your English language skills tested from a computer fully equipped for the testing purposes.
Want to know more about how it works? Read about the online option here.
Learn English Nova Scotia is a licensed testing site for the CLBA and CELBAN.
Please see below for more details on each assessment, and which is right for you.
The Canadian Language Benchmarks or CLBs are used in Canada to teach and test language learning for adults. It is important for you to understand the CLBs if you plan to go to English class, train, look for work or study at a college or university.
Designed for adult learners (18+), the CLB placement test is an appropriate resource to inform clients about their personal language learning needs and for goal-setting. We use the results to place you in programs such as the Language Instruction for Newcomers in Canada (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL).
You may be eligible for a free language assessment and classes if you are one of the following:
You will need to make sure that you have two hours of your time available to do the test. There are three options for taking the test:
Please apply today and we'll be happy to accommodate you with the most convenient option.Click here to submit your application.
If you completed your nursing education in another country and you speak English as a second language, you will want to take the CELBAN assessment for licensure to practice in Canada. The test employs familiar scenarios that nurses would encounter in nursing practice to assess candidates' skills in real and relevant contexts. CELBAN will evaluate your proficiency level in all four skill areas (speaking, listening, writing and reading).
You can take CELBAN if: