As of January 30, 2024, the Person Test of English (PTE) Core is eligible for all Canada Immigration programs - except the Student Direct Stream (SDS).
Candidates applying through Express Entry managed programs, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), or any other pathway that requires a language test for Canada Immigration purposes - including Canadian Citizenship, can now take the PTE Core.
PTE Core is a computer-based test that assesses your general Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening skills in English. The PTE Core is divided into three parts:
Knowing the scoring parameters for each question type is essential for achieving your highest possible score in the PTE Core exam. PTE Core includes 19 question types, each with its unique scoring pattern. Some questions are graded by whether you get the correct answer, like multiple-choice questions. Other questions are graded on extra things like how good your answer is and if you've written enough words.
The test results are typically displayed within 48 hours.
PTE is by far the quickest, and most practical way to demonstrate proof of language proficiency in English. Even though the test is relatively young (launched in 2009) - it has grown in acceptance and popularity on a global scale. As over January 2024, over 70+ countries accept the PTE.
The PTE Core has replaced the PTE Essentials test, which was the approved language proficiency test for Canada Immigration in 2023. There are now five language tests accepted for Canada Immigration purposes.
If you take the PTE Core for a Canada Visa, you will be asked for a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level to demonstrate your language skills in either English or French.
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