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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  

  • Self assess

  • What to expect


  • CELBAN Practice Handbooks Are Available for Purchase

    The CELBAN Centre has launched official Practice Handbooks to provide test takers with the opportunity to engage with relevant nursing material while practicing the skills needed to complete CELBAN and communicate successfully in the workplace.
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  • Annual PIE-IEN Conference

    The CELBAN Centre recently participated in the Partners in Education and Integration of IENs Conference in Montreal, Quebec, a forum that focuses on issues facing IENs seeking entry and integration into the Canadian nursing workforce.
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