Canada approves a new language test. The Canadian government will now be accepting a new language test as a proficiency assessment for those seeking to immigrate to Canada. The government recently passed the new language test., especially for economic immigration. The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) currently accepts CELPIP and IELTS General Training as proof of English proficiency; the Pearson test will add to the existing list.
The immigration department discussed and approved the new test in August 2022. The test is finally expected to roll over in late 2023, with all formalities done. The information about its release was seen in the company’s press release. Pearson CEO Andy Bird said: “I’m delighted PTE Essential is now accepted in Canada for economic visas and proud of the innovation and rigor that sits behind the quick and high-quality experience our test provides to test takers.” it is a fully digital test. you can attempt the test using the company’s platform and which uses artificial intelligence technology to score the test. This cutting-edge technology makes the test highly impartial and accurate.
This decision by the Canadian government is a step forward to make the immigration process easier and more elusive. With the Pearson test coming to practice Canada would now be accepting five language tests listed below.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
Test d’évaluation du français (TEF)
Test de connaissance du français pour le (TCF)
How it works?
The test revolves around four important aspects. It tests persons in four disciplines
Speaking, writing, listening, and reading. It has a band of scores between 10 to 90 with above sixty considered as a passing grade. It is important to practice these disciplines before taking the test.
One of the biggest advantages of the Pearson test over other tests is that it gives you the result within 48 hours while others take weeks.
The biggest ease this test brings to the aspirants is the flexible test scheduling. The test is available throughout the year. You just need to register 24 hours earlier compared to its counterparts which have fixed dates throughout the year.
This test is no doubt a big boon. But the choice between Pearson and other tests depends on your personal preferences. It must meet the requirement of the institution you are applying to.