English Language Studies

Canadian Language Benchmark Placement test (CLBPT)

The English Language Studies 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

Contact Us