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Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) is an assessment tool designed to assess the English language proficiency of internationally educated nurses (IENs) who are applying for licensure in the nursing profession in Canada. CELBAN is recognized by nursing licensing bodies across Canada. Developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB), CELBAN is managed by a national administration centre and administered by test sites across Canada. Learn more  

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  • CELBAN Tip Sheets Now Available!

    The CELBAN Centre is now offering a series of free CELBAN tip sheets to support IENs as they prepare for the test. 
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  • Institutional CELBAN - 2nd Edition Launched

    The CELBAN Centre has launched a revised second edition of Institutional CELBAN, a version of the test designed to replicate the high-stakes testing environment of the Official CELBAN.
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