English Language Proficiency Chart

English language proficiency (ELP) test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of your program.

Band Program Test Score
B
  • Day Home Provider
CLBPT or CLBA No section score below 4
IELTS Academic 4
TOEFL iBT 32
CELPIP General 4
NorQuest coursework Minimum of 80% on ESLS 4000 or 4100, and 80% in ESLW 4000 or 4100
C
  • Academic Upgrading
  • Apprenticeship Prep
  • Foundations for Learning
  • Youth in Transition
CLBPT or CLBA No section score below 5
IELTS Academic 5
TOEFL iBT 40
CELPIP General 5
NorQuest coursework Minimum of 80% on ESLS 5000 or 5100, and 80% in ESLW 5000 or 5100
E
  • Accounting Technician
  • Administrative Professional
  • Business Administration
  • Community Support Worker
  • Health Care Aide
  • Health Care Aide PLAR
CLBA No section score below 7
IELTS Academic 6, no section score below 5.5
TOEFL iBT 71
CELPIP General 7, no section score below 6
CAEL 60
NorQuest coursework Minimum of 80% on ESLS 7000 or 7100, and 80% in ESLW 7000 or 7100
F
  • Addictions Recovery Practitioner
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Early Learning and Child Care
  • Hospital Unit Clerk
  • Medical Device Reprocessing Technician
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Mental Health Recovery Practitioner
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Social Work
  • Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Veterinary Office Assistant
CLBA No section score below 8
IELTS Academic 6.5, no section score below 6
TOEFL iBT 84, no section score below 21
CELPIP General 8, no section score below 7
CAEL 60, no section score below 60
NorQuest coursework Minimum of 80% on ESLS 8000 or 8100, and 80% in ESLW 8000 or 8100; or minimum of 50% in ESLG 1860 and 1861
G
  • Pharmacy Technician *
IELTS Academic 6.5, no section score below 6
TOEFL iBT 91, no score below: 21 listening, 23 speaking, 22 reading, 25 writing
MELAB 81, no score below: 80 listening, 3+ speaking, 83 reading, 80 writing
CanTest No score below: 4.5 listening, 4.5 speaking, 4.5 reading, 4 writing
H
  • Practical Nurse
  • Practical Nurse Refresher
IELTS Academic No score below: 7.5 listening, 7 speaking, 6.5 reading, 7 writing
TOEFL iBT 94
CELBAN No score below: 10 listening, 8 speaking, 8 reading, 7 writing
NorQuest coursework Minimum of 50% in ESLG 1860 and 1861
Band Program Test Score
B
  • Day Home Provider
CLBPT or CLBA No section score below 4
IELTS Academic 4
TOEFL iBT 32
CELPIP General 4
NorQuest coursework Minimum of 80% on ESLS 4000 or 4100, and 80% in ESLW 4000 or 4100
C
  • Academic Upgrading
  • Apprenticeship Prep
  • Foundations for Learning
  • Youth in Transition
CLBPT or CLBA No section score below 5
IELTS Academic 5
TOEFL iBT 40
CELPIP General 5
NorQuest coursework Minimum of 80% on ESLS 5000 or 5100, and 80% in ESLW 5000 or 5100
E
  • Accounting Technician
  • Administrative Professional
  • Business Administration
  • Community Support Worker
  • Health Care Aide
  • Health Care Aide PLAR
CLBA No section score below 7
IELTS Academic 6, no section score below 5.5
TOEFL iBT 71
CELPIP General 7, no section score below 6
CAEL 60
NorQuest coursework Minimum of 80% on ESLS 7000 or 7100, and 80% in ESLW 7000 or 7100
F
  • Addictions Recovery Practitioner
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Early Learning and Child Care
  • Hospital Unit Clerk
  • Medical Device Reprocessing Technician
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Mental Health Recovery Practitioner
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Social Work
  • Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Veterinary Office Assistant
CLBA No section score below 8
IELTS Academic 6.5, no section score below 6
TOEFL iBT 84, no section score below 21
CELPIP General 8, no section score below 7
CAEL 60, no section score below 60
NorQuest coursework Minimum of 80% on ESLS 8000 or 8100, and 80% in ESLW 8000 or 8100; or minimum of 50% in ESLG 1860 and 1861
G
  • Pharmacy Technician *
IELTS Academic 6.5, no section score below 6
TOEFL iBT 91, no score below: 21 listening, 23 speaking, 22 reading, 25 writing
MELAB 81, no score below: 80 listening, 3+ speaking, 83 reading, 80 writing
CanTest No score below: 4.5 listening, 4.5 speaking, 4.5 reading, 4 writing
H
  • Practical Nurse
  • Practical Nurse Refresher
IELTS Academic No score below: 7.5 listening, 7 speaking, 6.5 reading, 7 writing
TOEFL iBT 94
CELBAN No score below: 10 listening, 8 speaking, 8 reading, 7 writing
NorQuest coursework Minimum of 50% in ESLG 1860 and 1861

* For specific details about ELP requirements for this program, see the Pharmacy Technician program requirements