Paragon spreads CELPIP & CAEL test facilities farther


No matter what type of immigration you choose to move to Canada, you can qualify only by passing a language test. There are more than one language tests that are suitable for different programs in Canada. The major qualifying tests approved in Canada are:

  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test d’évaluation de français (TEF)

CELPIP and IELTS are language tests for English and TEF tests your French skill. IELTS is very popular in Asian countries like India. India especially is a major contributor of skilled migrants to Canada. It is only fair to expect that India had more CELPIP centers.

Now, Paragon Testing Enterprises has taken up the task of increasing the availability of CELPIP – General centers to more locations in India. It’s also doing the same with the Canadian Academic English Language Test – Computer Edition (CAEL CE). For this, Paragon has partnered with MeritTrac Services. Under this partnership, Paragon Test Centers will open in many locations across India.

Dr. Donald Wehrung is the CEO and President at Paragon. He is happy that Paragon is expanding the chances of conducting the CELPIP-General as well as CAEL CE tests in India. The plan to expand from one center in Chandigarh to many is motivated by the demand from test-takers in India. They have been requesting additional locations for some time.

With the setting up of new centers, test-takers will have greater access to high-quality English proficiency tests. It will help the candidates prove their English skills for immigration or study in Canada.

Shawn Lepper is the National Director of Business Development at MeritTrac. He stated that at Paragon centers, test-takers will get a professional testing environment that is computerized.

The first center under this collaboration is now functioning in New Delhi. It has several test sittings for the CELPIP – General Test being administered every month. MeritTrac will soon be delivering CAEL CE as well at this center. Throughout 2020, MeritTrac will deliver the tests at several more locations pan India.

About Paragon Testing Enterprises

Paragon Testing Enterprises was incorporated in 2009. It commercializes English language proficiency tests of the University of British Columbia (UBC). It’s a private subsidiary of the university. The company has currently over 70 test centers across Canada.

The company has extended its test-center network to countries like UAE, Philippines, and the United States. The company has made CAEL CE available in China also. Paragon’s plans to expand to more countries are being executed with gusto. These countries show a high demand for the language test. This motivates Paragon to expand to those locations.

About CELPIP-General

CELPIP-General is an English language proficiency test in Canada. This leading test system is a necessary factor for immigration. It is designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The test applies to those applying for permanent residency in Canada and Canadian citizenship.


CAEL CE is an English language proficiency test in Canada. This leading academic test system is accepted by over 180 Canadian universities and colleges for admission to their academic programs.

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