BREAKING! PTE Core accepted for Canada PR, Express Entry Approved!

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada have waved the green flag for PTE to be accepted for Canadian immigration programs. To say in simple terms, PTE is accepted for Canada PR applications now. However, your old PTE test scores won’t matter as Pearson has launched a new test format, PTE Core. IRCC will only be accepting PTE Core test results for Canada PR.

PTE Core receives approval for Canada PR

IRCC has started accepting PTE test results for Canadian permanent residency applications. The candidates must take the PTE Core test to be eligible. Pearson will start letting candidates take the newest test format PTE Core starting 12 February 2024. 

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This is a big announcement for people waiting for PTE to be listed as an approved language test among others. 

Since this test is now approved for Express Entry, you may take the test for the following programs:

Minimum PTE Score Required for Canada PR

You must score a minimum of CLB 4 in your PTE Core test to be eligible for Canada PR through Express Entry. 

Check out the minimum PTE score required for Canada PR in detail below for different Express Entry immigration programs:

Federal Skilled Worker Program

CLB LEVEL REQUIREDSpeakingReadingWritingListening
442-5033-4141-5028-38
551-5842-5051-5939-49
659-6751-5960-6850-59
768-7560-6869-7860-70
876-8369-7779-8771-81
984-8878-8788-8982-88
10 or above89+88+90+89+

Canadian Experience Class

NOC TEERCLB LEVEL REQUIREDSpeakingListeningReadingWriting
2 & 3551-5839-4942-5051-59
2 & 3659-6750-5951-5960-68
0 & 1768-7560-7060-6869-78
0 & 1876-8371-8169-7779-87
0 & 1984-8882-8878-8788-89
0 & 110 or above89+89+89+90+

Federal Skilled Trades Program

CLB LEVEL REQUIREDSpeakingListeningReadingWriting
442-5028-3833-4141-50
551-5839-4942-5051-59
659-6750-5951-5960-68
768-7560-7060-6869-78
876-8371-8169-7779-87
984-8882-8878-8788-89
10 or above89+89+88+90+

About PTE Core

PTE Core is a newly launched English proficiency test format by the Pearson Test of English. It mirrors the PTE Academic test format in various ways. For starters, it’s also a two-hour, computer-based test that assesses the test taker’s skills in speaking, reading, writing, and listening to the English language. 

The aim of creating this test is to meet Canada’s particular immigration needs and language expectations. Moreover, candidates from other countries can also take this test to see how well they converse in English. 

IRCC has other language tests approved for Canada PR too. These are:

Pearson has already opened booking slots for the PTE Core test. So, if you are looking to speed up your PR application, why not book your slot, take the PTE Core test, contact us and we’ll help you get Canada PR!

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Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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