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What is CCLB?

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks:

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB)  is the national standard setting body for the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and andNiveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC). The CCLB supports and promotes the use of these national standards  in educational, training, community and workplace settings. 

The CLB and NCLC are recognized as the official Canadian standards for describing, measuring and recognizing the language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants in both English and French. They provide a common language for the entire immigrant-serving community. 

The CCLB is a national, not-for-profit organization established in 1998 to support the CLB and NCLC. It is governed by a nationally representative, multi-stakeholder board of directors including representation from government, ESL and FSL experts and language assessors.