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Canada Accepts PTE Academic for Student Direct Streams of 10th August 2023

Breaking News for Study Abroad Hopefuls: Canada’s SDS Applications Now Accept PTE Academic and TOEFL iBT

Big news for those looking to study abroad! Recently, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that they’ll accept four new English language test results, including PTE Academic and TOEFL iBT, for Student Direct Stream (SDS) applications.

These changes come into effect on August 10, 2023.

Well-regarded around the globe, PTE and TOEFL are English proficiency tests. Universities worldwide accept them as evidence of a candidate’s English language skills.

Their acceptance in the SDS applications provides applicants with a wider choice of tests to better suit their language abilities.

Planning to take the TOEFL or PTE?

Keep reading to learn more about their recent approval in Canada’s SDS applications.

A Closer Look at Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS)

Launched in 2018, SDS speeds up the study permit process for students from select countries, processing most applications within 20 calendar days. This efficient approach makes SDS a top choice for international students from eligible countries.

Residents from nations like India, Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam are eligible to apply.

Next, let’s delve into the specifics of PTE & TOEFL for SDS Applications.

Choosing PTE Academic for SDS Applications

The PTE Academic, a two-hour, computer-based English test, is globally acknowledged for study, work, or migration. Now, it’s also accepted for Canada’s SDS applications.

As per the IRCC announcement, SDS applications will accept PTE Academic scores starting August 10, 2023, with a minimum required PTE score of 60.

Advantages of PTE Academic for SDS

Countless universities and institutions in Canada accept PTE Academic. Over 400 PTE centres exist in 118 countries. Prior PTE Academic score reports can be used for the SDS application.

You can schedule test slots online up to 24 hours ahead, and results typically arrive within 1.3 days.

Choosing TOEFL iBT for SDS Applications

TOEFL iBT, a test measuring English proficiency in reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills, now takes under two hours. Starting from August 10, 2023, SDS applications will accept TOEFL iBT scores, as stated by IRCC, with a minimum required score of 83.

Benefits of TOEFL iBT for SDS Applications

TOEFL iBT is globally accepted by over 12,000 universities and institutions in more than 160 countries, including Canada’s SDS applications. Numerous test centres are available in over 200 countries.

You can register for test slots online up to two days before the test, and results typically arrive within four days.

The addition of PTE Academic and TOEFL iBT tests as evidence of English proficiency widens the options for test takers and assists them in their Canadian permanent residency or citizenship ambitions.

These high-quality tests are extremely accurate, helping candidates fulfil their dream of studying in an English-speaking nation. So, if you’re getting ready to apply for Canadian study permits through SDS, now’s the ideal time to start preparing!

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