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Pearson Test of English Now Accepted for Canada Immigration

Updated: May 15

Starting on January 30, 2024, Canada will accept the Pearson Test of English Core as a language proficiency test for Canadian immigration.


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Pearson Test of English Now Accepted for Canada Immigration

Canada's immigration system continuously evolves to be more inclusive and accessible. As of January 30, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated its policy to accept the Pearson Test of English (PTE Core) as a valid proof of language proficiency for immigration applicants. 


Canada's commitment to building a diverse and inclusive society is further amplified by the introduction of the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Core as a recognized English language proficiency test for immigration purposes. This announcement marks a significant addition to the existing options available to applicants. With its precise scoring and fast results, PTE is an excellent choice for those looking to add a competitive edge to their Canadian immigration application.


Understanding Pearson Test of English (PTE) Core


The Pearson Test of English, commonly referred to as PTE Core, is a language proficiency test that assesses the English language skills of non-native speakers. It is recognized globally and is now among the approved language tests by the IRCC for all lines of business, except the Student Direct Stream (SDS).


Pearson offers a variety of language assessments, among which only the PTE Core is accepted as evidence of language ability for those applying for permanent residency through economic immigration programs in Canada. 


In order to authenticate these test outcomes, you must verify through Pearson's Score Report Website (SRW).


Why PTE Core Matters for Immigrants


Language proficiency is a critical component of the immigration process, affecting one's eligibility for different programs. The addition of PTE Core offers more flexibility for applicants to prove their English language skills. It's especially beneficial for those who prefer an alternative to other available tests due to availability, format, or personal comfort.


How Chitra & Associates Can Help


We keep you updated or informed of the latest updates from IRCC to provide you with accurate and timely advice. To learn more about how we can assist with your Canadian immigration application, visit Chitra & Associates' website or contact us directly for a consultation.


Chitra & Associates is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date and effective immigration strategies. We take pride in offering a service that's professional, warm, and approachable. Whether it's through preparation tips for the PTE Core, detailed document checklists, or strategic advice on how to improve your CRS score, we are here to ensure your journey to Canadian permanent residency is a smooth one.




A Cautionary Note: The foregoing provides only an overview and does not constitute legal advice. Readers are cautioned against making any decisions based on this material alone. Rather, specific legal advice should be obtained, and the readers are asked to refer to the government website for the most updated information.



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