IRCC announces changes to Canadian SDS language requirements

Recently, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced changesexternal icon to the English test requirements for SDS applicants. These changes mean applying for a Study Permit in Canada has become easier for students using the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program.

  • If you’re applying after the 10th August, all you need is an overall band score of 6 on IELTS Academic.
  • If you’re applying with IELTS Academic before 10th August, you’ll need IELTS 6.0 in each skill.
  • If you’re applying with IELTS General Training, you will need a 6.0 in each skill, before and after 10th August.

You can apply to SDS with IELTS Academic or General Training test scores up to 2 years old. This means you can also use test scores received before 10th August to apply to SDS after the changes take effect on 10th August. For more details on how you can use your test score to apply for SDS, read this article: IELTS Academic Score Requirements now easier for SDS Applicants.

Under the new changes, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic and CAEL will now also be accepted as proof of language proficiency for SDS applications, you can learn more about the IRCC announcement to SDS here or watch the quick video explainer below.

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