Benchmarked Professions

Nursing CELBAN is a test of language proficiency for internationally educated nurses (IENs) who have completed their nursing education in another country and who speak English as a second language. It was developed in 2004 by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) in consultation with members of the nursing community from regulatory bodies, associations, unions, nursing refresher programs as well as IENs. It was designed to ease the nursing shortage in Canada by providing access to the pool of IENs who arrived in Canada but encountered obstacles to obtaining employment, such as: Recognition of international credentials Relevant assessment of

Test Development

CLB Test Development The following are tests developed by CCLB: Low Stakes CLBPT CLBPA (in collaboration with Achēv) BTC-NCLC CLB-LPT BTC-AMA WLA Online Self-Assessment (in collaboration with Achēv) Autoévaluation en ligne NCLC (in collaboration with Achēv) CELBAN™ Readiness Self-Assessment High Stakes CELBAN™ ECLAB Milestones (for IRCC) BTR-NCLC (for IRCC)

Aligning CLB and CEFR

The recent research report, “Aligning the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)”, by Dr. Brian North and Dr. Enrica Piccardo, is now available. The report has implications for the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC).

CLB and Essential Skills Comparative Framework

CLB and Essential Skills Research Research done by CCLB: Stewart G., Geraci K., and Dr. Nagy, P., “Essential Skills and Canadian Language Benchmarks: Considerations in comparing conceptual framewroks” Essential Skills and CLB Considerations in comparing conceptual frameworks , May 2004 Stewart G., Geraci K., and Dr. Nagy, P., “CLB – ES Comparative Framework: Report on Responses from the Field” CLB ES Comparative Framework- Report on Responses from the Field , July 2005 Stewart G., InQuire Consulting, and Dr. Nagy, P., “Canadian Language Benchmarks Oral Communication Validation” CLB – ES Speaking Validation , March 2006 Stewart G., Geraci K., and Dr.