English Language Studies

Canadian Language Benchmark Placement test (CLBPT)

The English as a Second Language department is an official Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) site.  CLBP tests are for people who do not have English as a first language and who wish to register in federally or provincially funded language or job training programs such as LINC or Skills Connect that require a CLB for entry.

Group Testing will occur once a month on Fridays or Saturdays. Individual testing may also be possible.


UFV Abbotsford Campus
33844 King Rd.
Abbotsford B.C.
V2S 7M8


Test: $135 (private client), $110 (sponsored client)

Interested in taking a test?

Please contact the ELS office for testing dates and times or to get more information.

Email: Balraj.sumra@ufv.ca or ESLinfo@ufv.ca

Phone: 604-854-4581

Toll Free: 1-888-504-7441 Ext: 4581


My ESL class was the first time for me to make friends in a new country. I got the chance to practice my English and learn new skills. UFV will be an unforgettable part of my life.

  • – Lin (Shirley) Jiang
  •    China


I moved to Abbotsford without any English at all. I became an ESL student at UFV and learned English from the basic level to the academic level. Academic courses gave me the opportunity to work toward my goals.

  • – Anatilde Cascavita
  •    Columbia

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