Welcome to the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks is the centre of expertise in support of the national standards in English and French for describing, measuring and recognizing second language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.

  • English version: Canadian Language Benchmarks
  • French version: Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens

The Centre promotes their recognition and use as practical, fair and reliable national standards of second language proficiency throughout Canada in educational, training, community and workplace settings.

Are you looking to get assessed in English?

Follow this link for more information.

If you are working with refugees or other newcomers to Canada and you want to find some tools and resources, please click here.


The CCLB gratefully acknowledges funding for the development of this website from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Human Resources and Social Development Canada and the provincial Governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.

What's New?

Can Do Statements for Employment
2016-09-12 You can now find our Can Do Statements for Employment online
2015-2016 Annual Report
2016-07-21 You can now find our 2015-2016 Annual Report online
Letter from Minister John McCallum
2016-07-19 Minister John McCallum sent us a letter on the occasion of our 20th CLB and 10th NCLC anniversary.


Inside Language - La langue en coulisse
Download the PDF version of our September Newsletter here. Téléchargez la version PDF de notre bulletin de septembre ici.   Public HolidaysPlease note that our offices will be closed September 5 for Labour Day, October 10 for Thanksgiving and November 11 for Remembrance Day. Jours fériésVeuillez noter que nos bu...