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Bangalore, August 2023: From August 10th, 2023, PTE Academic test centre scores will be accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for all Student Direct Steam (SDS) applications.

SDS is an expedited study permit process for students applying to study in Canada from Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam.

It has never been easier to study in Canada with PTE Academic. It is accepted by universities and colleges across the country. This includes leading institutions such as the University of British Columbia (UBC), McGill University, McMasters University, Queens University and the University of Alberta.

And just recently even more colleges have accepted our test, including Vancouver Community College, Redeemer University, Toronto Film School, Canadian College, Lambton College and Parkland College.

There are 446 PTE Academic test centres in 117 countries, with ongoing expansion every month. Test takers typically receive their score within 1.5 days.

This approval follows IRCC recognition earlier this year of PTE Core for proof of English language proficiency for Canadian permanent residency or citizenship.