June 14, 2023 – Government of PEI: Nurses who require an English language proficiency test to meet language proficiency requirements for the College of Registered Nurses and Midwives of Prince Edward Island (CRNMPEI) or the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Prince Edward Island (CLPNPEI) will now receive reimbursement from Government to cover their test fee.
“As we continue to look for efficiencies and ways to streamline the hiring of health care workers in Prince Edward Island, we know that reducing cost barriers can help,” says Health and Wellness Minister Mark McLane.
“This is another initiative that makes it easier for those who want to come live and work in PEI to do so.”
Nurses who are required to take an English language proficiency test do so through the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
The fee for the CELBAN test is $425 and the fee for the IELTS test ranges from $309 to $335 plus tax depending on test location or if they are using a virtual platform.
Read the full news release here