Canadian Language Benchmarks of Red Seal Examination Questions

Start date: January 26, 2022 End date: March 31, 2024 Funded by: Employment and Social Development Canada  (ESDC) CCLB has been funded to review current reading competency levels of English and French Red Seal Examinations as provided by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) using the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens. Main Outcome: Ensure consistency of language benchmarks in the development of Red Seal examinations over the years.

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