Studying in Canada? Get Support with Increased Awards from the CAEL Scholarships!

CAEL
Published: July 4, 2024

As a test explicitly designed to measure students' English language proficiency in an academic context, CAEL is one of the most effective assessments for identifying individuals with the skills needed for success at Canadian universities and colleges.

For international students looking to study in Canada, getting the support you need on your journey to study, work, and live in Canada can take extensive planning.

Prometric has always offered international students financial support commensurate with the cost of studying and living in Canada. We are excited to announce that we are deepening that support and increasing the awards for the CAEL Scholarships. With $30,000 CAD in available awards, our top winner will take $15,000 CAD in scholarship funds, with two secondary prizes of $10,000 CAD and $5,000 CAD.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applying for the CAEL Scholarship is easy and can be completed online in your CAEL account. Test takers must score 60 or higher on their CAEL Test and be accepted to a Canadian university or college. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and application deadlines, visit our website.

Test Format and Availability

Not familiar with the CAEL Test? As a test explicitly designed to measure students' English language proficiency in an academic context, CAEL is one of the most effective assessments for identifying individuals with the skills needed for success at Canadian universities and colleges. The CAEL Test recreates the language used in a post-secondary setting, with test takers reading articles, listening to lecture recordings, and answering multiple-choice, written, and spoken questions, as expected in a first-year university or college classroom setting.

CAEL is available at test centres and can be taken online at home to accommodate test takers across Canada and worldwide and is accepted by over 180 Canadian universities and colleges. CAEL is also accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the Student Direct Stream (SDS), which allows you to fast-track your studies in Canada, all using one test score.

Whether you take the test online or at a test centre, you’ll complete it entirely on a computer, with responses covering the four language components of speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The test requires no additional speaking appointments and is completed entirely in one sitting.

Accepting Institutions

Accepted by over 180 Canadian universities and colleges, CAEL is accepted by all major post-secondary institutions in Canada for undergraduate and graduate study programs. CAEL is also accepted by universities and colleges in all major cities in Canada, including the U15 schools, such as the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, McGill University, McMaster University, Dalhousie University, and more. To learn if your school accepts CAEL, refer to our list of accepting institutions.

Accepting Institutions

Free CAEL Preparation Resources

We support our CAEL test takers with a wide range of free preparation materials, such as free online courses, free practice tests, and study tips from our CAEL experts. In addition to these free resources, we offer paid study resources, such as additional practice tests and interactive online study programs, available for purchase in our online store.

  • Practice Tests: Two free online sample tests are provided to help you get acquainted with the format and content of the CAEL Test and learn which skills need the most focus.
  • Study Tips: The best way to prepare for CAEL is to create your own study routine. With help from our experts, you’ll be able to create a daily routine that will help you achieve your goal score. These tips also cover our other free resources to help you build your ideal study program.
  • Online Courses: Weekly interactive sessions are available to all our test takers and are free to join. These include webinars covering the components of the test and its format as well as in-depth sessions that focus in detail on written and spoken responses. Recorded versions of these webinars are also available to view on our YouTube channel.

Visit the CAEL website to learn more about the CAEL Test and register for your sitting today.

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