Pearson PTE Test: IRCC Approved the Test for Skilled Workers

IRCC approved the PTE test for skilled workers

In the Latest News Canada, IRCC ( Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada ) has approved the Pearson Test of English for Canadian immigrants applications. Pearson PTE Test of English (PTE) will soon shake hands with CELPIP and IELTS General Training and Considered as one of 3 designated English Language proficiency to IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

Great opportunity for Skilled Workers

Skilled workers immigrants now have a total of 5 Language tests. There are 3 tests for English: CELPIP and IELTS General Training and now the PTE test (Pearson test of English). 2 tests for French which are TEF Canada and TCF Canada, all these Language tests are designated by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada). Right now IRCC has not given any confirmation when skilled worker candidates will be able to submit PTE reports in support of their Canadian immigration candidates. IRCC said Pearson PTE Test will be implemented in late 2023, the exact date is not confirmed yet. 

IRCC needs skilled worker immigrants to complete language proficiency testing to demonstrate their ability to be economically established in Canada. The research held by Statistics Canada shows that the strong proficiency in English and or French language is a strong predictor of economic integration in Canada.

How much CLB score is required in the Federal Skilled Worker Program?

For completing the language test designated by IRCC, applicants have to obtain the minimum CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) score for the Federal Skilled Worker program. Applicants have to achieve a CLB of at least 7 in all four abilities (reading, listening, speaking and writing) under FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program).

Latest Express Entry Draw

In Canada, there are over 100 different pathways for economic class candidates to immigrate to Canada. There are 2 most famous pathways in Canada for immigration which is Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Express Entry, and recently on 1st february 2023 Express Entry held its first Draw for PNP. Total 893 PNP candidates were invited in this Express Entry Draw with a minimum CRS score of 733. 


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