Language Test Requirements for Canada [2024 Updated]

English Test Overview 

International Students applying to top Canadian Colleges and Universities must have a valid English Test Score. The most popular and widely accepted language tests requirements for Canada is IELTS score ( International English Language Testing System) followed by PTE ( Pearson Test) and TOEFL(Test of English Language Systems ).

However, there is an exception for Study in the Quebec state of Canada, the second most attractive province for Canada student visa from Nepal for International students after Ontario. Universities and Colleges in Quebec do not require English Proficiency Test if Students can demonstrate French Language Proficiency of Level 2 . Students can get admissions with French Level 2 as well.

Book your Language test date today with one of the best consultancy in Nepal for Canada, Goreto Educational Consultancy today.

TestsAverage Test Date Booking TimeAverage Result Time Cost of Test Registered
IELTS15 Days in Advance15 Days (PBT)Nrs. 23000/- (Approx.)
TOEFL40 – 60 Days6 – 10 (IBT )Nrs. 21000/- (Approx.)
PTE7 Days5 DaysNrs. 20000/- (Approx.)
English Results, Booking Time of IELTS, TOEFL & PTE Test


Language Tests Requirements for Canada for Admissions in Universities and Colleges by High Commission of Canada

  1. IELTS Overall 6.5 with each band of no less than 6 
  2. TOEFL IBT 88 with each not less than 20 
  3. PTE overall 58 with a minimum band score of 51 



IELTS ( International English Language Testing System ) is the most popular language tests requirements for Canada and highly accepted all around the world, and almost all Colleges and Universities preferred this Test and encourage students to present IELTS to meet the requirement of English for admission.

There are two types of IELTS Academic and General Training Module. Students should prepare for Academic Training Module whereas Applicants wishing to get Permanent Residence should go for General Training Module or PTE ( Pearson Test ).


Universal IELTS Requirement Overall 6.5 ( 6) or Equiv.

The Minimum requirement for an IELTS score is Overall 6.5 with each band of not less than 6, and for Bachelor, PG as well as for some master programs. This is the minimum score sought for admissions in popular colleges and universities in Canada.

Students with an IELTS overall score of 6 with each band of 6 can also seek to apply for PG and Diploma program given that they have a good academic score and ECA profile. However, there are some Universities and Colleges that require at least an overall 7.5 with not less than 6.5 in each module for the enrollment.


TOEFL ( Test of English As Foreign Language)

TOEFL is also accepted in most universities and Colleges in Canada. This Test is primarily popular for Universities and Colleges Enrollment in the United States of America( USA). Students can appear in Paper-Based Test ( PBT) or Internet-Based Test ( IBT).


PTE (Pearson Test of English)

PTE is also acceptable in Canadian Universities and Colleges. Some Nepalese Students opt for this English test as they review the test as easiest of all English tests followed by IELTS and TOEFL. The latter is taken as the toughest one. PTE is now getting popular English proficiency tests. Goreto has also significant numbers of successful study permits for Canada with PTE scores.

pte exam

The best part of PTE is that it does not involve humans in the test. It has a simplified version of reading and writing modules compared to other English Proficiency Tests. Contribution scores in one or more modules also increase the confidence of students in improving scores in the test.

The waiting time for the PTE test is relatively shorter and results also get published in a short span of time with an average duration of 24 hours to Max. 5 days. The minimum requirement of PTE score is overall 60 with a minimum band score of 53. This score is necessary for Bachelor, Advanced Diplomas, and Post Graduate Programs.

However, recently students with an overall score of 56 with each band not less than 51 have also got a study permit. Therefore, students should not worry if they have a good academy and ECA, we can advise applying for universities in Canada and Diploma programs.


Study Materials for IELTS, TOEFL & PTE

Recommended BooksBest Prep AppsBest Video ChannelResources Links
IELTSCambridge IELTS 1 – 15 Test Book ( Get Photocopy or PDF online )
TOEFLOfficial TOEFL iBT® Tests, Volumes 1 & 2
PTEThe Official Guide to PTE Academic

Tests Details, Books, Videos, Apps, and Important links 

Students are advised to book any tests date at the right timekeeping at least some weeks in advance. British Council, IDP conducts IELTS Tests in Nepal.

If students have difficulty with online payment, We as the best Consultancy in Nepal for Canada assist students free of charge to pay online. For more information about studying in Canada, please visit us in Goreto New Baneshwor. Here are the links for booking dates for English Tests.


Online Booking of the Tests 

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For PTE: Click here to book PTE Date Online


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