A Message From Paragon Testing Enterprises:

We understand English-language testing is an important part of your journey to permanent residency, citizenship, and study in Canada.

As a result of COVID-19 precautions, we have halted a significant volume of testing. Please see below for an update on necessary suspension of testing in Canada and the US, current testing availability in other markets, and our commitment to supporting you during these difficult times with additional free online instruction and reduced study material prices.

Please know that we are also working to ensure that once COVID-19 precautions have been lifted, you will be able to resume your testing schedule.

Test Sitting Availability

To find out which test centres are currently offering CAEL Test sittings, please click below.

COVID-19 Testing Procedures

Paragon is committed to protecting the health and safety of our test takers, employees, and test centre personnel.
In areas where testing does become available during COVID-19, additional health & safety measures will be put into place. This may include:

1. Physical Distancing measures will be in place during SET UP and CHECK-IN
2. Physical Distancing measures with reduced number of test takers and staff per sitting
3. Additional sanitary measures for wiping down the test lab and equipment
4. Requirement to wear personal masks for all test sittings for the entirety of the test on and after May 12, 2020 (will be required to remove it during ID verification)

Transferring Your Test Sitting

In order to accomodate test takers affected by precautionary COVID-19 test centre closures, you can now transfer your test sittings in your account free of charge:

1. Sign in to your CAEL Account
2. Under the heading "Upcoming test" click "Actions" and then click "Transfer to a different sitting." You will then be able to transfer your test to your preferred date, time, and location.
3. Follow all prompted steps and click "Place Order" to complete the transfer.

COVID-19 Recommendations from the Government of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a number of helpful recommendations to help you prepare appropriately for COVID-19.

If you plan to travel for your test, please be aware of local travel restrictions. Some governments have closed their borders or are requiring visitors to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. If you are not following local travel restrictions, we reserve the right to refuse entry.

Click below to read the recommendations in full.

Free Study and Preparation Materials

We offer a variety of free online preparation materials for test takers that are not able to attend preparation programs, or who wish to continue to prepare for CAEL independently.

Register for an Online Course

Online Course
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Review Study Tips

Study Tips
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Take the Free Sample Test

Sample Test
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Register for the Pretest

CAEL Pretest
CAEL Pretest gives you the opportunity to practice taking listening a...



CAEL Test Availability By Region

Please sign up for email notifications in your region in order to be the first to know about re-openings in your area. You can do this by signing up on the banner at the top of our website on your city landing page. Searching for your testing region or city here


Locations OPEN starting from the testing weekend of June 27-29

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China – Hong Kong

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Philippines – Manila

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UAE – Dubai

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India – Chandigarh

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Locations CLOSED for the testing weekend of June 27-29

Test Location Regional Closures Tentative Re-opening Date



Nova Scotia

Saskatchewan: Sept 12

Quebec: July 18

Nova Scotia: TBD



Washington: Sept 12


New Delhi

New Delhi: July 4



Beijing: August 8
August 8
August 8



Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and our response to the pandemic:

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
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
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