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PTE Core will be accepted by IRCC as of January 30, 2024, for all lines of business, including Express Entry, except the Student Direct Stream (SDS).

Inclusion of Pearson Language Test

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This section encompasses the policies, procedures, and guidance employed by IRCC staff, provided on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

January 30, 2024

This communication outlines guidelines pertaining to the recognition of the Pearson Test of English (PTE Core) language test administered by Pearson Canada Inc. Starting January 30, 2024, IRCC will accept PTE Core for all lines of business, excluding the Student Direct Stream (SDS). Additionally, these instructions affirm that IRCC acknowledges electronic copies of language test results.

Updated instructions

Evaluation of Applications under the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP):

Assessment based on selection criteria

Language prerequisites for Provincial Nominees

Permanent residence applicants in the Start-up Business Class [R205(a) – A77] under Canadian interests through the International Mobility Program (IMP)

Organizations designated for language testing

Concerns related to the integrity of language test results

Charts illustrating language test equivalency

Documentation and information regarding language test results


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