In a significant development for prospective student immigrants to Canada, the Canadian government has announced that it will officially accept the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic as proof of language proficiency for student visa purposes.
Starting from September 1, 2023, students seeking immigration to Canada can now submit their PTE Academic scores as part of their application process.
The decision to include PTE Academic alongside other recognized language tests comes as a result of a comprehensive evaluation by the Canadian government.
The PTE Academic test has gained prominence globally for its accuracy, fairness, and effectiveness in assessing an individual’s English language skills. It employs cutting-edge technology to evaluate listening, reading, speaking, and writing abilities in a single three-hour session.
Earlier this year, the government announced the acceptance of PTE results for all kinds of immigrant visas, including PR and work visas. The move for acceptance in cases of student visas as well has hiked the prominence of the PTE exam to an unprecedented level.
The decision to accept PTE Academic underscores Canada’s commitment to attracting skilled immigrants and students who can contribute to the country’s economic growth and social vibrancy.
As Canada continues to be a preferred destination for individuals seeking better opportunities, this inclusive approach to recognizing language proficiency will streamline the immigration process for a wider range of candidates.
PTE Academic scores will be accepted for various Canadian immigration pathways, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
Students submitting their PTE Academic scores will have their language proficiency evaluated on the same scale as other recognized language tests, ensuring a level playing field for all applicants.
PTE Academic is a computer-based English language proficiency test designed to assess the language skills of non-native English speakers. It is accepted by universities, colleges, and governments around the world for admission, study programs, and immigration purposes. The test uses advanced AI technology to ensure fair and accurate evaluation, providing test-takers with a reliable and unbiased assessment of their English language skills.
PTE is a rather less complex English language exam compared to IELTS and other such tests. If you too are interested in moving forth with your student or any other visa application for Canada, the PTE Exam Preparation Course is an exclusive package for you.
Consult with the mentors at Academically today to learn more about the PTE exam and improve your chances of getting success on the first attempt!
Dr. Akram Ahmad is a clinical pharmacist and lecturer with over 10 years of teaching and research experience across various subjects of medicine in India, Malaysia and Australia. He is an educationist and a medpreneur with extensive knowledge of the global healthcare diaspora. Through his articles, videos and engaging sessions, he always aims to impart unexplored knowledge about the healthcare world to interested students and professionals.