PTE Academic scores now accepted for Student Direct Steam applications to Canada

Canada, 10 August 2023 – PTE Academic test centre scores will now 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.

See here for more information on the SDS process.

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PTE Academic and PTE Academic Online provide secure English language testing for study applications worldwide. PTE Academic is accepted for applications for work and migration in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. PTE Core (previously PTE Essential) is accepted for applications for work and migration in Canada.