By helping you understand what you can do in English.
"Learn English Nova Scotia" administers a number of CLB-based tests to help you achieve your language education goals.Learn More
Get access to free* English language programs, courses, and training activities across Nova Scotia.Learn More
Apply for your free* assessment today and get recognized for your proof of language proficiency.
* Assessments are free for eligible immigrants only. Check our FAQ section to find out on your eligibility.
Want to learn or improve your English and/or French?
Plan to move to Canada?
Want to learn more about Canadian culture?
By showing you what you CAN DO in English.
If you are a newcomer in Nova Scotia requesting a referral to an English language program funded by the Canadian government, please fill out our online registration on this website and we will contact you within 15 business days to discuss your situation.
If you are applying for re-assessment to re-enter an English language course, please be advised that the validity of the CLBPT assessment has been extended to 2 years during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check with your school if you still need an English assessment to continue your English language studies there.
If you are applying for proof of English language proficiency for a professional program at NSCC, employment or other purposes, please be advised that you are still eligible for the CLBPT assessment, but we will not be able to offer you re-assessment if you are not satisfied with your results.
We do not offer English assessment for proof of your English language proficiency for immigration purposes (i.e. Permanent Residency or Canadian Citizenship). Please refer to the CIC website to learn about the language requirements.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
LENS Admin Team
Learn English Nova Scotia (LENS) Testing and Counselling Centre, formerly known as Language Assessment Services of NS, is a licensed Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) language assessment and Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA).
We are a team of certified and experienced language assessors and language education counsellors who, using the Canadian Language Benchmarks, help you find out what you can do in English and provide up–to–date information about English language classes available in your area of residence and online.
The Canadian Language Placement Test (CLBPT) is an assessment tool that helps assess client essential language skills - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - to place adult learners (18+) in Language Instruction for Newcomers in Canada (LINC) and English as a Second Language programs.