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Canada Is Now Accepting 4 New English Tests For Study Visas

Last Updated On 15 August 2023, 3:31 PM EDT (Toronto Time)

New Rules For Canada Study Visa: IRCC is now accepting 4 new English tests for study visas via Student Direct Stream (SDS) applications submitted after August 10, 2023.

INC – Immigration News Canada first reported this news on May 26, 2023.

To apply for a study visa under the SDS, you must complete these language examinations in-person. Online or home-based examinations are NOT acceptable.

In total, there are now 10 English or French language proficiency tests for the SDS study visa. Below are all the tests and their score requirements:

What is the new rule for Canada study visa?

New IELTS Requirement For Canada study visa SDS

As of August 10, 2023 Canada is now accepting four new English language proficiency tests that include CAEL, CELPIP, PTE, and TOEFL iBT.

Furthermore, IRCC is now permitting SDS study visa applicants to submit an application with an overall score of 6 bands with 5.5 in 1-2 modules.

New IELTS Requirement For Canada study visa SDS 4 new english tests

What countries are eligible for Canada study visa via SDS (Student Direct Stream)?

There are total of 14 countries eligible for a Canada study permit under SDS namely; Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam.


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