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4 New English language tests approved for Canada SDS!



Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) just announced that it will accept language test results from four new tests – for Canada-bound students under the Student Direct Stream (SDS).

Effective August 10, 2023, IRCC will begin to accept test results from these four new tests:

  • CELPIP General
  • CAEL
  • PTE Academic
  • TOEFL iBT Test

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Minimum score required to be eligible

All test results must demonstrate abilities across all four language proficiency domains i.e., Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing.

Language Test Minimum Score
Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General CLB 7
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) 60
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 60
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT Test 83

Students must take these tests in person. Online, remotely proctored tests will not be accepted for applicants in the SDS. Prior to this change, IELTS General and IELTS Academic were the only tests approved by IRCC for SDS applicants.


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