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Bookings Open for New PTE Core English Proficiency Test for Canada

The news article will help you with your doubts related to the new PTE core for English Proficiency Test for Canadian PR or citizenship. It includes details about the key features of the test.

Pearson, a leading learning company in the world, has recently opened bookings for a new PTE Core English proficiency test for economic migration visa for Canada. With this test, the Indians can apply for Canadian citizenship or Canadian PR. The test was approved by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) last year. Now the PTE Core test can be used to show English language proficiency for permanent economic immigration or citizenship in Canada.

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, serving customers in around 200 countries with digital content, assessments, qualifications, and data. They believe that every learning opportunity is a chance for a personal breakthrough. That’s why approx. 18,000 Pearson employees are committed to creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact.

About PTE and PTE Core

PTE Academic is a world-leading provider of secure English language testing for study applications worldwide and for visa applications for work and migration in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, and Canada. 

PTE Core was created in response to Canadian economic migration needs. Along with this, PTE Academic was accepted in August 2023 by IRCC as an approved English proficiency test for all Student Direct Stream (SDS) visa applications – it is already recognized by more than 97 per cent of universities and 95 per cent of colleges in Canada.

Unique Features of PTE Core

PTE Core is a new addition to the portfolio of Pearson Test of English with unique features of PTE Academic. The following are the key features of PTE Core:

  • PTE Core is a computer-based English test that assesses your general speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in a single test. 

  • You take the test in a small, friendly test centre environment in just two hours. 

  • The key difference is that PTE Core is relevant for the vocational test taker designed with a real-life, non-academic focus. 

  • It was created to meet Canada’s specific migration needs and the IRCC’s language proficiency requirements but could be used to assess the English proficiency of vocational test takers in any country.

  • The latest AI technology, calibrated and reviewed by human raters, is used for scoring and biometric data collection provides enhanced security measures.

  • Due to the use of the latest AI technology, the analysis of the English proficiency test will be highly accurate and impartial. 

  • The test takers can book PTE Core online up to 24 hours in advance, take advantage of year-round worldwide test centre slots and receive their results on average within two days.


“We are excited to roll out PTE Core to test takers in India and help them to achieve their dreams of living and working in Canada. PTE Core is a new test from Pearson designed to offer a vocational and real-life focus to support the Canadian Government’s migration needs. Thus, this is an important step for Pearson, boosting our aim to become the global leader in English language for committed learners,” Prabhul Ravindran, Director of English Language Learning, Pearson India, said. Thus, with the introduction of the new PTE Core of English Language Proficiency Test, it will be easy for Indians to apply for Canadian PR or citizenship.