July 22, 2020

CAEL Online is now available!

Paragon Testing Enterprises, Canada’s leading English language testing organization, is pleased to announce that registrations for the online version of the Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) are now open, with the first public test sittings taking place on July 25th and 26th, 2020.

Paragon Testing Enterprises President and CEO Donald Wehrung noted at the launch of CAEL Online: “Today we are pleased to launch CAEL Online, which test takers can safely take from their homes. CAEL Online is not a temporary measure, and is an available delivery method for test takers looking to take CAEL at their convenience. We are proud to be a part of the innovation that Canadian companies are bringing to international education, and at the same time, to play a role in the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

CAEL Online can be safely taken from home and is overseen by a live, human proctor through Examity. The CAEL Online is the same test that is delivered at one of our test centres; the format, content, and reporting scale remain unchanged. All Speaking and Writing responses continue to be rated by Paragon’s team of expert human raters in Canada. The use of Examity provides live, online proctoring and identity verification and monitoring for the entire test session. Paragon also undertakes a comprehensive secondary identity verification check after the test is administered, and uses an extensive set of its own data forensics to identify any fraudulent activity.

Registration for the online version of CAEL is now available.

For test takers looking to prepare for CAEL, Paragon offers a free CAEL Sample Test, CAEL Practice Tests, free online courses, and CAEL Live, a weekly YouTube broadcast featuring special guests from institutions across Canada that accept CAEL, as well as international students and test takers sharing their stories about international student life and learning in Canada. These can be accessed on our website, cael.ca, where test takers can also find more information about the CAEL test format, test day information, a free newsletter with tips and strategies for CAEL preparation, and more.

About Paragon Testing Enterprises

Paragon Testing Enterprises is a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia (UBC) that develops, delivers, and licenses in partnership with other organizations English proficiency tests, which includes CAEL and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP). Paragon’s mission is to make its English language proficiency tests the preferred tests for those wishing to study, live, or work in Canada. To achieve this mission, Paragon conducts ongoing test research in collaboration with internationally recognized scholars at Canada’s leading universities. This test research program enables Paragon to offer the highest quality tests to help international students demonstrate their readiness to succeed in their studies in Canada.

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!
- Alinsson, CAEL - Test Taker
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