Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers several internationally recognized English proficiency tests through our Test Centres to measure your skills.

Sask Polytech programs are taught in English. If your first language is not English, you may need to show that you can read, write, speak and understand English well enough to succeed in your chosen program.

Are you exempt?

Applicants who completed high school or received post-secondary training in certain countries are generally not required to prove their proficiency in English. View the English Language Proficiency Requirements page for a list of exempt countries.

Proficiency tests

The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment is a standardized test designed to measure English language proficiency for admission to college and university, and for membership in professional associations.

There are two types of CAEL tests:

  • CAEL online
  • CAEL at a Test Centre

Register for CAEL

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is Canada's leading general English language proficiency test for permanent residency, citizenship, and professional designation.  

There are two types of CELPIP tests: 

  • CELPIP General
    • Evaluates test taker’s English speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills and is used for permanent residence applications and professional designations.  
  • CELPIP General-LS
    • Evaluates test taker’s English speaking and listening skills and is used for citizenship applications and professional designations. 

Register for CELPIP

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to help you work, study, or migrate to a country where English is the native language. This includes countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and USA.

IELTS measures your proficiency in English by testing your listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills.

IELTS is accepted by over 10,000 organizations in 135 countries worldwide, including university employers, professional bodies, and immigration authorities.

Both Paper based IELTS and Computer Delivered IELTS tests are being offered at Regina campus and Saskatoon campus.


Learn more about test dates, application and fees, preparation and test results at or

Contact us

For more information on services offered or for assistance on booking an appointment, contact:
306-775-7601 or 1-833-444-3587 (toll free).