There are two versions of the International English Language Testing System exam, the Academic module and the General Training module. Canadian universities and professional bodies require applicants to sit for the Academic module.
The General Training module is for those who are planning to work or take training programs, or for individuals who are planning to migrate to Canada.
Candidates are tested in the four core skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing in either ones. Candidates receive a score for each of the four sections of the exam as well as an overall score in a total band score of 8


Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) is an assessment tool designed to assess the English language proficiency of internationally-educated nurses who are applying for licensure in the nursing profession in Canada. CELBAN* Celban is trade mark of Red River College
CELBAN has been recognized by all the nursing licensing bodies across Canada.

Who the Program is for

Students will participate in a variety of exercises to deepen their understanding of English and related medical vocabulary to reinforce the skills covered in daily lessons.
Emphasis will be on daily intensive practice that will give students personalized help in identifying their strengths and weaknesses and in improving their English language proficiency and confidence level needed to practice as a nurse in a Canadian health care set.
Students will be given practice tests which are  designed to simulate real exam conditions, and be provided with competency scores based on exam criteria, along with personalized comments to guide them in improving competency level.
Students will also have to participate in one-on-one interviews with an instructor, which simulates live exam situation. Each student will be provided with a detailed written assessment of strengths and weaknesses with constructive suggestions on improvement.

Admission Requirements

In order to enroll  for the course you must have:
Minimum IELTS 6.5 overall (min Speaking 6.0 and Writing 5.5), or equivalent
Pass our initial assessment interaction.

Program Length & Schedule

2 – 4 weeks, intensive full time* Day time or evening classes may be arranged based on your convenience and slot availability.
*length depends on current English proficiency and initial assessment evaluation
* Note: successful completion of this course does not guarantee a passing grade on the CELBAN test.