Pearson Test of English is officially accepted by the IRCC for Canadian immigration

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Pearson Test of English is officially accepted by the IRCC for Canadian immigration

The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Core will now be acceptable for all immigration streams as of January 30, 2024, with the exception of the Student Direct Stream (SDS).

This implies that the PTE Core is now available to candidates for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), applicants in Express Entry controlled programs, and anybody requiring a language test for any other Canadian immigration reason (other from the SDS), such as applying for Canadian citizenship.
Describe the PTE Core.
The PTE Core is a computer-based language exam designed to demonstrate general English proficiency for immigration purposes to Canada. Within a two-hour time frame, the test evaluates speaking, writing, reading, and listening in daily English. There are about 400 testing facilities located all over the world.
The exam is graded by both AI and humans, according to Pearson’s website, to lower the possibility of bias. Usually, test results are available in two days.

There are three components to the PTE Core:

50 minutes for speaking and writing,
30 minutes for reading,
and 30 minutes for listening.
The PTE Essential exam was approved for use in Canada last year, and it has been replaced by the PTE Core. It should be mentioned that Pearson offers a variety of exam kinds (such as PTE Academic), just as other recognized language testing companies. Candidates for immigration are urged to confirm that they finish the appropriate test for the program of their choice.

Five reputable language assessments
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) now accepts five language tests in total for immigration purposes with the inclusion of the PTE Core. These are the following:

TEF Canada (French), TCF Canada (French), PTE Core (English), IELTS General Training (English), and CELPIP General Test (English).
These five assessments evaluate language proficiency in four domains: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Within these four competencies, individuals may need to meet varying requirements depending on the particular program under which they apply.

For instance, depending on the program they select, immigration prospects applying under Express Entry-managed programs will require varying scores. A minimum CLB level of 7 is required for all language skills by candidates under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). However, candidates must have a minimum CLB level of 5 for speaking and hearing and a minimum level 4 for reading and writing in order to be considered for the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Additionally, candidates seeking to be placed in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) must have a minimum CLB level 7 or level 5 proficiency in all language skills, depending on the National Occupation Classification (NOC) competence level required for their position.


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