The Online Self-Assessment is a tool to measure your language ability and assign an approximate score range based on Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for English
and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) for French. It is not a test that a user can pass or fail.
The Online Self-Assessment results can inform language learning, settlement, and career related goals.
To learn more about Online Self-Assessment, please visit About Us page.
This web-based assessment is available to anyone with access to the internet. It is intended for prospective immigrants and newcomers to Canada who are learning English
Professionals assisting them have also found this tool useful as a component of needs assessment.
To register and take the assessment at no cost, please visit Our
A valid email address is required to register a new user account. You will also need to provide basic personal information such as your name, native language,
approximate age range, etc.
You can take the online tests as many times as you wish and in any order you like.
The note sheet is provided at the beginning of each Listening test as is illustrated below. Please click on “Note Sheet PDF” to print it out before you begin the
test. Alternatively, you can use a regular piece of paper to take notes.
There is a 60 minute limit per test, and each test consists of up to 18 tasks. Most users complete the test before the time expires.
There is no particular order to taking the tests, and you can be repeat them as many times as desired.
To date, individuals from 152 different countries have utilized the Online Self-Assessment.
The assessment itself is in two languages of Canada (English and French). The introductory welcome pages and benchmarks information pages are available in 12 languages:
Chinese - Simplified
Chinese – Traditional