What is CAEL?
CAEL 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.
Which Test Delivery Is Right for Me?
CAEL – Online
CAEL – At a Test Centre
Approximately 3.5 hours
5 integrated components
Friday – Sunday
|Check-in Window||30 minutes after start||45 minutes before start|
|Location||Online at home||Test Centre|
|Availability||Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Japan||Canada, USA, India, UAE, Philippines & China|
For full requirements read here.
Copy of test confirmation email
|Transfer Deadline*||48 hours before the date of the Test Session||9 days before the date of the Test Session|
|Transfer Fee*||Free!||$50 CAD (plus tax)|
|Cancellation Deadline||48 hours before the date of the Test Session||9 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.