The Premiere Canadian Academic
Test of English Proficiency.
Accepted at Academic
Institutions Across Canada.
Your Journey to Study in
Canada begins here.

A Canadian English Language Test

The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment is a test designed to measure the English language proficiency of students planning to study in Canadian post-secondary institutions.

The CAEL Assessment is one of the best tools for identifying students with the right English skills for academic success. It provides an authentic representation of language use in a Canadian academic context. Test takers read articles, listen to a lecture, answer questions, and write a short essay, as they would be expected to do in a first-year Canadian university or college classroom.

Trusted by Canadian and International Academic Institutions

The CAEL Assessment is accepted by over 150 post-secondary institutions across Canada and internationally. A number of professional organizations also recognize the CAEL Assessment as a part of their accreditation process.

Latest News

Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia, acquired the CAEL Assessment from Carleton University in June 2015. Paragon has become Canada’s leading English language testing organization and is committed to developing tests that meet the highest quality standards in the field.