TOEFL to be now accepted for Canada's higher learning institutions

  • May 31, 2023

New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) The TOEFL test will now be accepted for use in Canada's Student Direct Stream, an expedited study permit processing programme for international students who plan to enrol in one of nation's post-secondary designated learning institutions, according to Educational Testing Service (ETS). The test has been approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). So far, IELTS was the only English-language testing option which was authorised for the SDS route. "Not only will the addition of TOEFL benefit the hundreds of thousands of students who take advantage of the SDS route each year, but institutions can feel confident knowing that they can access a wider pool of applicants who can demonstrate their skills with the premier test of English-language proficiency," Rohit Sharma, Senior Vice President of Global Higher Education and Workskills at ETS.