Tag Archives: CELBAN & Canadian Culture

What are you learning about the Canadian culture when it comes to communication?

Hi Kim,
Thank you very much for your kind reply. I am from Nepal and have been living in Canada around one year. Calgary is my first place of arrival. I have not taken CELBAN and CLB before. But i have my IELTS around 6. I am working as a health care aide in Calgary. I am expecting a great help from you regarding the CELBAN .
I am looking forward to hearing from you
With best regards, P

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Hoping you could help me understand the Canadian culture and its implications to the CELBAN exam

Dear Kim,

Thank you for your generous response. I came here as a landed immigrant sponsored by my mother under the Live-In Caregiver program. Before I came here in Canada I already searched on how to become an RN here in Canada and one of the requirements was to pass the IELTS exam but unfortunately I failed, I agree with your statement in your page that overconfidence had detrimentals when taking examinations specially if a person is very complacent with his/her self the tendency is that he/she will be over relaxed and conceited. Well that serves as a lesson to me and I believe God has a purpose for that.

Since I already had my IELTS exam done in the Philippines I used this for me to enrol at Bow Valley as a LPN for IEN but due to its demand I got a  slot for summer 2013. I just consider Bow as my second option and I am still hoping I could pass another english exam with a much dignified score. Thinking of the amount of time I will be waiting I thought of practicing myself in reading, listening, writing and speaking most especially in English. My mom even laughs because we are used to speaking our dialect, but she is forced to speak even at home. Then, I heard about the CELBAN exam but when I visited the site celban.org it didn’t supply me ample information. With regards to canadian culture I have a minimal knowledge in that area since I only stayed here for a few months. Although, there are engine sites that are helpful in understanding there culture but I could not fully grasp since I have nobody to ask with regards to their experience specially those people working in the hospital setting.

Hoping you could help me understand deeper the Canadian culture and its implications to the CELBAN exam because I really wanted to pass this exam and most specially I don’t want to disappoint my mother because I want her to be proud of me.

Looking forward for your response. Mary

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!! I am so happy to tell you that I passed my CELBAN exam!

Kim! I am so happy to tell you that I passed my CELBAN exam! I took the examination last Oct 11 and it’s good for CARNA. I got 10 for listening and reading while I got 7 for writing and 8 for speaking. CARNA approved my application and I am just waiting for instructions. Thank you Kim for the encouragement, support and all the things that you had taught me! I will email you soon and tell you what’s happening in nursing career! God Bless you more! A

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