TOEFL Now Accepted for Admission in Canadian Institutions, Starting August 10
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TOEFL Now Accepted in Canada: Exciting news for international students planning to study in Canada! The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) will now be accepted for enrollment in Canada's Student Direct Stream (SDS) programme, starting from August 10. This development comes as a significant milestone, as previously only the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) was authorized for the SDS route.

TOEFL Now Accepted for Admission in Canadian Institutions

The SDS programme offers an expedited study permit processing programme for international students who intend to enroll in one of Canada's post-secondary designated learning institutions. With the inclusion of the TOEFL test, students now have an additional language proficiency assessment option to demonstrate their English language skills for admission.

The Educational Testing Service (ETS), the organization responsible for administering the TOEFL test, confirmed the acceptance of TOEFL scores by over 12,000 institutions in more than 160 countries. This widespread acceptance highlights the credibility and recognition of the TOEFL test worldwide, making it a preferred choice for many international students seeking admission to Canadian institutions.

The approval of the TOEFL by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) demonstrates the government's commitment to facilitating the international student experience in Canada. By expanding the range of accepted language tests, the government aims to provide greater flexibility and accessibility to prospective students.

Starting August 10, students can now include their TOEFL iBT scores as part of their SDS application, streamlining the process and enabling a smoother transition into Canadian institutions. This change is expected to attract more international students who may have previously been restricted by the IELTS requirement, further enhancing Canada's reputation as a welcoming and inclusive study destination.

The TOEFL test assesses the four essential language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening, ensuring that students have a comprehensive evaluation of their English language proficiency. Its inclusion in the SDS programme opens up new opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to pursue their academic goals in Canada.