With back-and-forth communication between affected study visa applicants, the IRCC has now shared information on how to apply using the new English tests.
Meanwhile, the Canadian immigration department is working on resolving the error, but it is the weekend, and we hope that issue may resolve next week.
However, IRCC shared a temporary measure for Study visa applicants.
The applicants can use the below instructions to submit their English tests to have their applications considered for SDS (Student Direct Stream).
- When asked if you’ve taken a language test in the past 2 years, select ‘Yes – IELTS’ even if you have CAEL, PTE, CELPIP, or TOEFL results.
- When asked if your test results were 6.0 or higher, select ‘Yes.’ Even if you have less than 6 in one or two modules of IELTS Academic.
- When you upload your supporting documents, upload your valid test results in the field labelled Proof of IELTS Results, which can be CAEL, PTE, CELPIP, or TOEFL results.
Always remember that for the SDS, IRCC only accepts in-person language examinations. Tests taken online are not accepted.