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IRCC approves Pearson Test of English for Canadian immigration applications

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Published February 1, 2023 at 5:21 PM EST

IRCC just announced We accept the Pearson test of English for immigration applications in Canada.

From ‘late 2023’, the Pearson Test of English (PTE) will participate Serpip When IELTS general training As one of three designated language tests that skilled workers can complete to prove their English proficiency Immigration, Refugees and Canadian Citizenship (IRCC).

PTE approval is Currently a total of 5 language tests In addition to the three English tests mentioned above, TEF Canada and TCF Canada are two French tests specified by the IRCC.

The IRCC requires all skilled worker candidates to complete a language proficiency test to demonstrate their ability to establish themselves economically in Canada. According to Statistics Canada research, high proficiency in English and/or French is a strong predictor of economic integration in Canada.

The IRCC has not specified when skilled worker candidates will be able to submit PTEs to support Canadian immigration applicants, but it expects to be able to do so towards the end of 2023, according to its website. I am writing.

Canada has over 100 different routes For economic class immigrants.under Immigration Level Plan 2023-2025the main admission route is state nominee program (PNP) and express entry. IRCC Pilot Program, Atlantic Immigration ProgramWhen Quebec Skilled Worker Program You must also complete a language test specified by the IRCC.

In addition to completing IRCC-specified language tests, candidates must achieve a minimum Canadian benchmark (CLB) A score set for a specific pathway.For example, under popular Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), candidates must achieve a minimum CLB of 7 in all four competencies (Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking). CLB 4 is the minimum required for certain programs.

In certain pathways, such as pathways administered by Express Entry and state and territory-run expression of interest systems, the higher the CLB score, the more points a candidate receives.

In 2022, CIC News got Internal IRCC note Confirm that the department has approved a new language test for Canadian immigration. The memo also outlined potential language testing reforms the department is considering.

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