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Paragon Donates Over $4,000 to ISSofBC

Paragon ISSofBCParagon Testing Enterprises donated $4,263.20 to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia’s Refugee Sponsorship Fund this past December.

As Paragon Testing Enterprises develops and administers Canadian English language proficiency tests for immigration to Canada and Canadian citizenship, Paragon sees the importance and immediate need of supporting Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia’s (ISSofBC) refugee reestablishment efforts.

ISSofBC provides a variety of services to assist new Canadians adjust to the culture, language, and laws of the country. Staff, volunteers, and community partners of ISSofBC help immigrants and refugees find education, establish careers, and adapt to their new country of residence.

Jill Fu, Item Development and Research Coordinator with Paragon, says “ISSofBC was the natural choice for Paragon when choosing a non-profit organization to support because of the immigrant community we service. As a corporation who understands immigrant needs, Paragon felt it was a corporate responsibility to give additional funding to a community with limited resources.”

Paragon also chose to donate to ISSofBC because of the close relationships many staff have developed with the organization over the years. Alan Jin, Software Developer for Paragon Testing Enterprises, was personally supported by ISSofBC when he and his family first arrived in Canada from China. “ISSofBC helped me build my own network within one month of landing in Canada. They helped me customize my job search, paired me with a mentor in my field, and I successfully landed my first job in Vancouver two weeks after my baby girl was born – it was perfect timing, and I have ISSofBC to thank!”

Learn more about ISSofBC
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A young Syrian migrant girl is held by her mother next to railroad tracks where migrants wait to cross into Macedonia Sept. 2, in Idomeni, Greece. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A young Syrian migrant girl is held by her mother next to railroad tracks where migrants wait to cross into Macedonia Sept. 2, in Idomeni, Greece. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NEW Ontario Test Centre!

Due to popular demand, Paragon Testing Enterprises has opened a new CELPIP Test Centre in Thornhill, Ontario!

People Analytics - CELPIP Test Centre

People Analytics now hosts two weekly test sittings on Saturdays, and accommodates  CELPIP-General and CELPIP-General LS test takers.

Thornhill is approximately 20 kilometers north of Toronto, and is easily accessible by transit from downtown Toronto and Richmond Hill.

Register today to reserve your seat!

PayPal Now Available

Paragon Testing Enterprises is pleased to announce that we now accept PayPal as a form of payment on the CAEL Assessment website. With a PayPal account, you can make purchases from your bank account or registered credit card. You can pay by simply choosing PayPal at checkout, logging into your PayPal account, and confirming your payment details.

Now accepting PayPal

New! CELPIP Practice Tests, Set 3

PraticeTestsG - 3 PraticeTestsG - 3

Paragon Testing Enterprises is pleased to introduce CELPIP Practice Tests, Set 3 (Online) for the CELPIP-General and CELPIP-General LS Tests.

Test takers have asked for more practice test questions, so we have answered with more practice test questions!

The CELPIP Practice Tests, Sets 3 (Online) is a great study tool, now with:

  • The exact same formatting as the official CELPIP Tests
  • Instant scores for the Listening and Reading Tests
  • Sample responses for the Writing and Speaking Tests

The practice tests can be accessed on desktops and laptops, and will be available for Apple and Android tablets in January or February 2016.

Save When You Bundle:

Save $10 when you purchase both CELPIP Practice Tests (Sets 2 and 3)!
Receive 4 complete practice sets with the CELPIP Practice Tests (Sets 2 and 3) bundle.

Price for CELPIP Practice Tests, Set 3:

CELPIP-General: $35.00 + tax.

CELPIP-General LS: $25.00 + tax.

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Donate with Paragon to Help Refugees

Paragon Testing ISSofBC Donation Refugees

Help Paragon Testing Enterprises make a difference! We are excited to announce a new fundraising campaign through the ISSofBC’s Refugee Sponsorship Fund to help incoming refugees settle in British Columbia. For every dollar you donate, Paragon will match your contribution for up to a total of $2000. The last day to contribute is December 20th, 2015.

The ISSofBC is the oldest, non-profit immigration-serving organization in British Columbia, and is committed to international aid and development. With the combination of all of our efforts, we can actively assist the refugees fleeing from violence and displacement, and provide them with support and safety.

To donate, please click here to go to our campaign page.

We truly appreciate everyone’s contributions to this cause! Your gift will help the refugees build a new life in Canada.