Research Activities to Inform an Action Plan for the Use of Milestones and BTR-NCLC

Start date: June 7, 2021 End Date: March 31, 2023 Funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Since 2011, IRCC has entered into contribution agreements with CCLB to design, validate, pilot and administer an English high-stakes test (“Milestones”) and a French high-stakes test (“Batterie de tests de rendement des niveaux de compétence linguistique candiens” – BTR-NCLC). CCLB will: License up to 4 designated assessment centres across the country to use Milestones/BTR-NCLC (3 EN, 1 FR) and train staff at those centres on the administrative and assessor roles required to deliver the test; Use the 4 designated assessment centres to