Join the CAEL Prep Program!CAEL

Prepare for CAEL with an interactive online course led by a CAEL expert! Free for a limited time!

CAEL Online is Available in Singapore!CAEL

Register today for CAEL Online in Singapore! Take the test from the comfort of your home!

CAEL Online is Available in Vietnam!CAEL

Register today for CAEL Online in Vietnam! Take the test from the comfort of your home!

CAEL Online Is Here!CAEL

Same test, different delivery options. Test takers in Canada, Mexico, the USA, Brazil, Colombia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Japan can experience the CAEL online at home. International online testing coming soon!
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Test Features

CAEL – Online

CAEL – At a Test Centre

Length:
Approximately 3.5 hours
Format:
5 integrated components
Testing Days: 
Friday – Sunday
Check-in Window 30 minutes after start 45 minutes before start
Location Online at home Test Centre
Availability Canada, Mexico, USA, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, and Hong Kong Canada, USA, India, UAE, Philippines & China
Special Requirements

Accepted ID
Compatible computer system
Private room with table

For full requirements read here.

Accepted ID
Copy of test
confirmation email
Transfer Deadline* 48 hours before the date of the Test Session 9 days before the date of the Test Session
Transfer Fee* Free! $50 CAD (plus tax)
Cancellation Deadline 48 hours before the date of the Test Session 9 days before the date of the Test Session
Cancellation Refund Refund of fifty percent (50%) of the fee you paid for the Test Session registration. Refund of fifty percent (50%) of the fee you paid for the Test Session registration.

*You can only transfer to the same test type that you are registered for (only Online to Online, and only Test Centre to Test Centre)

Please note that in order to register for and take CAEL Online you must meet all of the computer system and room requirements. You can check your computer system for compatibility using our system checker tool; however, after test registration you will be required to complete another mandatory system check inside your CAEL account before taking the test.

Learn More About Each Test Type

Read more about each test type and what to expect on test day

CAEL - Online

Take the CAEL online in the convenience of your own home. This is currently available in Canada, Mexico, the USA, Brazil, Colombia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Japan, and will be available in additional international locations throughout 2021.

CAEL - At A Test Centre

Take the CAEL on a computer at a test centre. We have 40+ test centres internationally and are always expanding into new countries.

CAEL Scholarships Are Now Available!

To support our test takers on their journey to study in Canada, we are pleased to announce that applications for the CAEL Scholarships are now open, with $10,000 in awards each year.

Latest News

July 30, 2021

CAEL Online is now available in Vietnam!

June 28, 2021

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What I liked most about the CAEL was that you can do the test on the computer, it uses Canadian English, and the results are released quickly!
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I appreciated the availability of test dates for CAEL, and found it convenient and inexpensive compared to other English proficiency tests.
- Aashima, CAEL - Test Taker
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