Login Join Now

PTE Academic Recognized for Student Direct Stream Visas Into Canada

  • Alfa PTE
  • 15 Jun 2023

One must take a few tests to prove one’s capabilities if one wants to study abroad. Some of these tests are GRE, GMAT, SAT, and English proficiency tests. Universities ask you to sit for TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE to show you can communicate effectively in English. While different sorts of English tests are offered, these 3 tests are the most well-known ones worldwide. 

Unlike the TOEFL and IELTS, the PTE test is the only one that is fully computerized. There are numerous additional advantages to taking this test. When you are familiar with this test, it will be easier for you to start your preparation.

We are thrilled to share some fantastic news with you! PTE Academic has been approved for admission by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. The IRCCC will accept PTE Academic for Student Direct Stream applications from August 10, 2023; the necessary total PTE Score is 60. 

This approval follows the recognition of PTE Core earlier this year by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of English language proficiency for Canadian permanent residency or citizenship.

Students from China, Brazil, Colombia, India, Costa Rica, Morocco, Pakistan, the Philippines, Peru, Senegal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Vietnam can apply for an expedited study permit to study in Canada.

Canada has excellent colleges, beautiful scenery, exciting culture, and lively nightlife, making it a perfect place for students. With PTE Scholastic currently perceived for SDS designs, Pearson can assist even with additional testing patrons added by CEO Andy Bird.

What Is PTE? Who Can Take It?

A computer-based English language proficiency test known as the PTE Academic (Pearson’s Test of English Academic) is widely accepted by universities, colleges, and governments worldwide. It is mainly taken by non-native English speakers who want to study abroad or immigrate to countries with English as their first language. The test measures a person's English language proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

The Pearson’s Test of English or PTE is a standardized English language test that measures non-native English speakers' English language proficiency. Governments and universities worldwide accept PTE exam scores, simplifying work, study, or visa applications. The PTE results determine whether a student is proficient enough to move to an English-speaking nation or attend college or university in that country.

There are no PTE test qualification measures regarding age or scholarly capabilities. It may be taken by any non-local English speaker who’s independent and old enough. At the time of registration, applicants under the age of 16 are required to submit a parental consent form. The consent form can be downloaded from PTE's official website. Additionally, applicants can take the PTE test as often as they want. Be that as it may, up-and-comers should accept the test with a gap of five days or once the result of the previous test is declared.

It is essential to remember that the particular requirements and acceptance of PTE Academic may differ according to the establishment or organization to which you are applying. Check www.alfapte.com or contact us to know more about the exam for PTE Canada.

Types of PTE Examination


  • PTE Academic Test

This is a computer-based test that assesses a candidate's English skills in reading, speaking, writing, and listening. The PTE Academic test takes two hours and is recognized by over 3,000 universities around the world. It is also used for immigration purposes in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. The test is gaining popularity as the results are delivered fast.

  • PTE General Test

This test measures the candidate's communication skills, not their overall proficiency. The test consists of two parts: a spoken interview and a written section. The exam is evaluated by examiners in the UK. The PTE General Test can be taken in May, June, August, November, or December.

  • PTE Young Learners

This test is administered by Edexcel and is suitable for students aged between six to 13. It has two sections: spoken and written. PTE Young Learners focuses on real-life scenarios rather than on specific language items and vocabulary.


PTE faces stiff competition from the TOEFL and IELTS, but the exam has advantages. You will receive your results within five business days as the responses are assessed by an AI algorithm. Therefore, it is ideal for students who need to submit applications quickly. Moreover, the test is known for evaluating your English ability with minimal bias.

You can also take the test at any time of the year because it is an online medium. Now PTE Academic is Recognized for Student direct stream Visas into Canada, including schools from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, and several other popular places to study abroad.