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This page was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Check back often for the latest news about the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), including invitations issued, program changes, and more.


February 23, 2024

Pearson Test of English (PTE Core) eligibility for the BC PNP

On January 30th, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officially included the Pearson Test of English (PTE Core) to its list of approved language proficiency tests.
The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) does not yet accept this test. The BC PNP currently accepts the following language tests:

When the PTE Core is an accepted language proficiency test for the BC PNP, this news will be posted on the WelcomeBC News page and in the relevant BC PNP program guides. We anticipate beginning to accept PTE Core in fall 2024.

Please continue to consult the WelcomeBC website for the most up-to-date and accurate information. 


Archived BC PNP news items are available on the Archive page. 


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