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Is PTE Accepted in Canada for Student Visa?

Students and migrants who would like to study or want to settle overseas usually appear for the test like International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Pearson Test of English (PTE), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), DUOLINGO, Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP), etc. Such types of tests have their own language testing system and criteria, candidates appear for the exam according to their immigration and visa requirements.

Is PTE Accepted in Canada for Student Visa?
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Especially in international Student Visa IELTS and TOEFL were quite famous but nowadays exams like PTE and DUOLINGO are accepting widely by most of the countries’ Universities. From last few years Canada has become one of the premium destinations to study and attracting the huge number of international students as a result, several Canadian universities have also started accepting the applications and issuing offer letters to those students who have cleared the either PTE or DUOLINGO tests but the Canada immigration yet not declared whether they accept or reject the study visa application with PTE.

Is PTE Valid to Apply for Canada Student Visa?

PTE (Pearson Test of English) exam is mainly utilized to accomplish the Australian immigration process. The test is not accepted as a valid proof of language proficiency if you are intending for the Canada PR visa, however, the test score can work well to acquire a Canada student visa. The exam is trusted by a large range of Canadian universities and institutions including the top names like the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of British Columbia, and the University of Manitoba.

There are more than 30 PTE centers in India providing you secure and convenient attainment of the PTE Test. One of the major advantages of choosing the PTE test is it allows you to acquire the results within 4-5 working days of finishing the exam. Also, the PTE score can be sent to an unrestricted number of institutions unlike the other language proficiency exams (like IELTS). Almost 90% of Canadian universities accept PTE for their regular study permit application stream. 

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Benefits of PTE

1. Swift Exam Results

PTE reveals the results within 4-5 working days of the completion of the exam. This makes PTE an excellent option for those who can’t prefer to wait to perceive their exam results. 

2. Authentic Marking

PTE follows a machine ranking system where the marks are allotted by software rather than human beings. This makes PTE a reliable evaluation system with a negligible number of marking errors.

3. Worldwide Acceptance

PTE score is accepted by above 6000 organizations all over the world that includes educational institutes, government bodies, immigration authorities, and so on. Hence, the test can be used to accomplish a variety of purposes.

4. Convenient Test Dates and Venue

PTE is a worldwide accepted test with over 150 test centers across the globe. This allows the students to pick a test center nearby to their locality. Also, the test is open throughout the year making it easy for the test takers to choose a date as per their comfort and preference. 

5. Absence of Ambiguous Questions

The presence of ambiguous questions makes it hard for the test takers to secure a good score in any exam. PTE relieves this ambiguity as all the questions are based on academic and real-life situations.

At the Aspire Square, we always believe to give transparent advice to our students and clients so in this matter we advise the students that it is better to appear for IELTS straight away than the PTE or DUOLINGO.

However, due to the COVID-19 situation, there is very less availability of IELTS test so we suggest that as far as the admission criteria have a concern, it is always better that students should appear for PTE or DUOLINGO but only to get the admission done or obtain the offer letter from the respective universities or colleges and be mentally prepared to appear for IELTS at the time of submitting the student visa file to the Canadian Immigration.

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Dalia Awasthi

Dalia Avasthi is the Student Visa Head in Aspire Square and has an expertise in counseling, mentoring, and processing within the Student Department. Her specialization lies in her knowledge of countries like Canada, Australia, UK, USA, and New Zealand. With more than 10 years of experience within the industry. She is a trusted and valuable asset of Aspire Square.

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