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

A Unique Alternative to Standardized English Tests

The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment is a standardized test designed to measure English language proficiency for admission into college, university, and for membership into professional associations.

The CAEL Assessment is one of the best tools for identifying students with the right English skills for academic success. It provides the closest representation of language use in an academic context.

Trusted by Canadian and International Academic Institutions

The CAEL Assessment is accepted by over 150 academic institutions across Canada and internationally. A number of professional associations also recognize the CAEL Assessment for English language proficiency required for membership.

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The CAEL Assessment was originally created at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario to be used as evidence of language proficiency for acceptance to English-medium academic institutions in Canada. It has become the preferred test in many university and college admission contexts.

Ongoing research and development of the test is carried out by Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia.