Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has just proclaimed its acceptance of language test results from four additional exams for Student Direct Stream (SDS) applicants, effective August 10, 2023:
- CELPIP General
- PTE Academic
- TOEFL iBT Test
What Are the Requirements for the New SDS Language Tests
All test results must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
CELPIP general assessments must yield a score of at least 7 in each of the four language-speaking abilities, which is equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark.
CAEL and Pearson PTE Academic test results must have a minimum score of 60.
The TOEFL iBT Test from Educational Testing Service (ETS) requires a minimum score of 83.
These tests must be taken in person by students. Remotely proctored online tests will not be acceptable for SDS applicants.
Prior to this adjustment, the only examinations permitted by IRCC for SDS applicants were IELTS General and IELTS Academic.
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