For their Canadian immigration applications, applicants will soon be able to submit test results from one of three recognised English-language examinations: IELTS, CELPIP, and now PTE.
PTE (Pearson English Test)
The Pearson English Test (PTE) has been added as an acceptable test for Canadian immigration by the IRCC. According to the IRCC, the PTE will be accepted in late 2023, although no specific date has been determined. The Pearson Test of English (PTE) is a new English test produced by Pearson to meet the IRCC’s language competency standards for Canadian immigration applicants.
The PTE will be one of three recognised examinations to assess English language proficiency, along with the IELTS and CELPIP. Furthermore, the TEF Canada and the TCF Canada are two currently accepted French-language ability exams approved for immigration purposes.
The IRCC has no preferred test. Because the findings of all approved exams are equal, you can take whatever test is more convenient for you. However, regardless of which language exam you take, the results must be from within the last two years (24 months) to be valid. IELTS, CELPIP, and PTE all measure the four fundamental language abilities of hearing, reading, writing, and speaking.
What grade do I require?
The majority of Canadian economic immigration programmes include minimum language requirements; however, not all of them are the same. The score you need will be determined by the programme to which you are applying.Many programmes use point systems in addition to minimal requirements. In addition to language competency, points may be awarded for age, work experience, and education. The language test score required to qualify may range from the minimal requirement to the maximum requirement, depending on your profile.
Our suggestion is to give it your all. If you are unhappy with your scores, you can retake the test to try to improve them. The key point to remember is that these are tests. Even if you are confident in your ability to speak English or French, you should prepare by studying and taking practise examinations.
Canadian Language Standard
Your findings will be transformed into Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) or Niveaux de Competence Linguistique Canadians (NCLC) levels, regardless of the test you take. The CLB scale ranges from 4 (poor) to 10 (outstanding). When Canadian immigration programmes mention a language requirement, it is usually in the form of a CLB level.
Assume a programme has a CLB 4 minimum language requirement. That is, your lowest score among the four language abilities must be CLB 4. You will not meet the minimal language requirement if you score below that level on any of the abilities.
If you have the mentioned conditions or you have decided to immigrate but you don’t know which method is right for you, you can complete the Parsis initial evaluation form so that after your conditions have been reviewed and confirmed by the Parsis team of lawyers, one of our experts will contact you as soon as possible .
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