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  • Paul Kelly

IRCC now accepts PTE (Pearson Test) for all stream except SDS (student direct)

As of January 30, 2024, IRCC now accepts PTE (Pearson Test of English) for all streams of immigration except student direct (SDS). This means for English language proficiency for PR streams including the popular Express Entry system you can now choose from IELTS (general), CELPIP (general), and PTE (core).

For more information about the tests and IRCC requirements, refer to the following IRCC publication

For a comparison of all tests and how they translate to CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) levels, refer to the following IRCC tables;

CELPIP (general):

IELTS (general):

PTE (Pearson Test) core:

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