Canada starts accepting PTE scores for Student Direct Stream applications

Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS) will now accept Pearson’s PTE Academic test centre scores for all applications. The SDS process allows for an expedited study permit application process for students from select countries applying for Canadian study programs. Before the addition of PTE, only CELPIP and IELTS General Training were accepted as proof of English proficiency by Canada's Immigration, Refugees, and Citize .

Starting today, Canada will start accepting PTE Academic test Centre scores for all its Student Direct Stream applications.

Earlier this year, Canada's Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) approved of Pearson’s English language proficiency test.

PTE Academic tests taken before August 10 will be eligible for SDS provided they are submitted after this date and are within the expiry period stipulated by IRCC.

SDS is an expedited study permit process for students applying to study in Canada from Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam.

Before addition of the PTE, IRCC accepted only the CELPIP and IELTS General Training as proof of English proficiency for economic class candidates.

To be eligible for the Student Direct Stream, you need to

· Have a college acceptance letter.

· Live outside of Canada when applying.

· Have proof you have paid your tuition for your first year of study.

· Have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of Canadian $10,000

· Medical exam result

· Have a English proficiency test results

· Latest educational transcripts

The UK, Australian and New Zealand governments already accept PTE Academic for all visa applications. PTE Academic is also accepted by 100 per cent of Australian, New Zealand and Irish Universities, 99 per cent of UK universities, and more than 90 per cent of universities in Canada.

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