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Language Assessment


Language Assessment


The Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) is designed to determine at what level you shoud begin your LINC program. It measures abilities in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. For example, if you score benchmark 3 in each of these skills, you are ready to start the program at LINC level 4. 

The LINC assessment is only for the purpose of placement into the LINC program. It is not accepted by CIC as proof of language ability for citizenship applications. For this, you can take our LINC classes in Langley and recieve a certificate once you have attained the required Canadian Language Benchmarks. 

Citizenship Act: 

(In force June 11, 2015): Applicants between the ages of 14 and 64 must meet basic knowledge and language requirements. This is aimed at ensuring that more new citizens are better prepared for life in Canada.  A CLB 4 - Listening and Speaking is required in order to apply for citizenship.