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Same test, different delivery options. Test takers in Canada, Mexico, the USA, Brazil, Colombia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, India, the United Arab Emirates, and Indonesia can experience the CAEL online at home.
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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,  Hong Kong, South Korea, India, UAE, Indonesia 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
Student Direct Stream (SDS) Acceptance

SDS only accepts CAEL Test scores from a test centre

Transfer Deadline* 48 hours before the date of the Test Session 7 days before the date of the Test Session
Transfer Fee* $50 CAD (plus tax) $50 CAD (plus tax)
Cancellation Deadline 48 hours before the date of the Test Session 7 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, South Korea, Japan, India, the United Arab Emirates, and Indonesia.

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.

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