Pearson Test of English (PTE) is accepted for Canadian immigration

As of January 30th, 2024, the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Core test will now be accepted for all immigration pathways.

The PTE core is a computer-based 2 hours test which evaluates the everyday language on proving general English ability for Canadian immigration. Testing centers can be found around the world, with over 400 locations globally.

According to Pearson’s website, the test is scored by both humans and AI to reduce the risk of bias. Test results can be obtained within two days.

The PTE Core is divided into three parts:

  • Speaking and writing (50 minutes)
  • Reading (30 minutes)
  • Listening (30 minutes)

It should be noted that Pearson (like other approved language testing organizations) offers multiple types of tests (i.e., PTE Academic). Immigration candidates are advised to make sure they complete the correct test for their chosen program.

Five accepted language tests are:

  • CELPIP General Test (English)
  • IELTS General Training (English)
  • PTE Core (English)
  • TEF Canada (French)
  • TCF Canada (French)