Category Archives: the CELBAN Trap

8G*► I did my Celban last May without any preparation or any study guide

I did my Celban last May without any preparation or any study guideHi Kim, I am from Philippines and just came 2 months here in Canada
I did my Celban last May  without any preparation or any study guide. My score in Listening is 7, Reading 8 Writing 6 and speaking 7 . I was frustrated and I’m planning to take again on November … J

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Three Types of People: Which are you?

Dear Friends,

Over the past eight years of owning and operating CELBANPrep I have discovered that there are three types of people who come to CELBANPrep: each with their own intent, needs, and expectations. Which are you?

Dreamers

which are you

The first group of people who come to me are the Dreamers. Dreamers are people who have come to Canada/ are planning on coming to Canada, to start a new life here. They come filled with hopes and dreams and ambitions. Having learned of the CELBAN as a requirement to become a registered nurse in Canada they happen along CELBANPrep. Most often this comes as a result of a search online, using various search engines.

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♪♪ Strained Achiever: i will give the celban exam in 3months; my safe practice will expire in a month

Hi, am currently going through RPN registration process through CNO. Everything is done, the only language proficiency requirement is left. And i will give the celban exam in 3months. I also passed the my RPN registration exam here. And according to cno, my safe practice will expire in a month(after three years). Me and my family planning to move to BC. I know if i am applying for LPN registration in bc then i have to go through all the process from starting. But I am confused about registration exam. Do i need to give the registration exam again in BC? P

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♪♪ A Guide to Evaluating CELBAN Resources ~ I just heard about NNAS and immediately signed up

Hi Kim,

I have been searching on how to write in this blog for a while now but I can’t find the link so I just made a comment here… Anyway, I just arrived here in Canada just a couple of weeks ago and I’m also from the Philippines like majority of the people here. I just heard about NNAS and immediately signed up and finished my payment. Unfortunately, I need to take IELTS/CELBAN that’s how I landed on this forum. I have already taken IELTS GT back home and got 8 in reading, 7,5 in listening and speaking, and 6.5 in writing. I don’t want to risk and have my papers delayed by failing the ACAD so I’m planning on taking CELBAN… What should I do? Your comments are so positive it keeps everybody’s hopes up. Thank you. JR

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► How long will a have to review with [CELBANPrep] to pass my first attempt in Celban

Dear Kim,

Hi! I’m a PR here in Canada for 1 year now and i am currently working as care manager. I’m a RN in the Philippines and I am planning to take my Celban test this year. How long will a have to review with your help to pass my first attempt in Celban? Thank you!

Mrs. D

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♪♪ I am very anxious about my celban. This is my last chance.

Hi Kim,

I want to buy a study package from you. But I dont have a pay pal account and also I booked CELBAN for this Oct,2014. So please suggust me how I can pay. Is it possible for you to take my exam and see what my level of English. I am very anxious about my celban. This is my last chance. Pls help me. Thank you
J

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♪♪ Strained Achiever: My worry is my safety nursing experience … will expire on november

NOTE: This message was written before the summer of 2014 when CELAS was still the national administrator of the CELBAN. There is a new national administrator of the exam. Still the issues facing Strained Achievers is timeless. KK
Dear Kim,
i have a concern, I isn’t registered or never been applied for celban exam. because your website shows full up to december 2014, so my worry is my safety nursing experience bckhome will expire on november 2014 therefore i must be able to pass english exam before november so i can get license before november,.Now can i study celban material even though i wasnt applied? because if i will apply on december as shown on your website which is open.will be useless.however acccording to marie claire there are no interruption in celban service. so that means i can able to take the exam whenever i am ready?
Hope for an explanation about the mechanics on celban service.
Thank you.
C

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1G ♪♪ CELBAN Readiness: how to tell if you are prepared for the CELBAN exam or falling into the CELBAN Trap

Hello Kim,

I’m good, thank you. I love Calgary, it’s nice to live here.

I’m from Philippines and I’ve been living in Canada for about 1 year and 3 months now. I took Academic IELTS 3 years ago and my scores was never reached the required scores for nurses. I already took 3x and I even attended IELTS review in the Philippines. As far as I remember my scores are Listening 6-6.5, Writing 6.0, Listening 6.5, Speaking 6-6.5.

The reason that brought me to your site is because I will take my CELBAN writing exam on Thursday. I had my speaking exam last Monday and I knew that I didn’t do great. I struggled for words, keep on saying the same thing, I have long pauses and I got stunned. I’m always having the same problem even before in IELTS. I am too nervous. This is my first try to take CELBAN. I’m crossing my fingers to pass my writing exams at least. I admit that I am not prepared because CELBAN offered me a schedule 2 weeks before the exam, since I am so eager to take CELBAN, I grabbed the offer. I will update you on the results. Thanks Kim. S.

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♪♪ I was thinking of not taking my CELBAN … after I read your advice

Hi Kim!  I am a registered nurse form the Philippines. Me and my family have been living here in Canada for almost 5 years since we arrived in September of 2009. And yes, Winnipeg is our first stop. We are currently residing here in Winnipeg and we haven’t lived anywhere else in Canada. In additon to this, I just got my license as registered from the Philippines last August of 2013 and am currently working on my english proficiency. On the other hand, I have a CLB score of L: 9 R: 9 S: 9, and 8 on writing.
 
Actually, I have already purchased your Celban preparation on Reading and Listening for $ 49 + taxes. And I think it is helping me a lot. However, my schedule for CELBAN will be on  May 21st and 22nd of 2014. So, it’s next week!  I was thinking of not taking my CELBAN on the said date after I read your advice from other people. However, I can not reschedule my assessment for CELBAN because they can not give me the refund of $ 375 assessment fee since my schedule for CELBAN is due in less than a week. For now, I’m doing the best I can in order to prepare for my upcoming CELBAN. I’m very positive that I will achieve the scores that I’m required to get. If ever I don’t pass, I will take it as an expereince and I will make sure that I’m prepared and confident the next time I will take the CELBAN – of course, with your help. Thank you very much Kim for helping us “New Canadians” achieve our goal in a smooth way.

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♪♪ My level of anxiety increases when I received … my schedule for CELBAN

Dear Kim,

Hi Kim. How are you also. Me, I think I’m good for the last couple of days but since last Thursday my level of anxiety increases when I received a letter from CELAS that my scheduled for CELBAN Writing, Reading, and Listening is on October 29 and CELBAN Speaking is on October 30 of this year.

I arrived here at Winnipeg only last April 13, 2013 with my family and stayed here for only 6 months. I’m 43 yrs old and a wife and mother of 3 children. My son is 15 yrs old which is now in Grade 10 and my twins (both girls) will be turning 10 this October 25 and they are now in Grade 5. I was a dialysis nurse in the Philippines before I went here. So to pursue my nursing career here I need to take CELBAN, which is the first requirement for all nursing courses here. Last August I sent them my application and for 2 months I’ve waited, they emailed me that I need to wait for my slots. Some friends told me that I need it to follow up. So I called the number included in their email and they told me that maybe my schedule will be February or March next year. It was good to hear so I have more time to prepare. But unfortunately it not happened and earlier scheduled was given to me which is end of this month as I’ve told you. I tried to call them last Friday to reschedule it for at least November or December but the person who managed the schedule is on vacation and will return this Tuesday. To tell you honestly I’m not yet prepared. I’m starting to review CELBAN only last week when I borrowed some materials in the library.

Also I had not taken any CLB or English Assessment when I arrived here. Only in … College I’ve done it when I was planning to take Health Care Aide course. It’s their requirement and according to them the result of my English assessment was good and it’s above average.

That’s why I tried to google some sites that will help me to prepare before taking CELBAN examination if they cannot canceled it.

More power and hope you can give me advice on what to do before taking  CELBAN exam.

L

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