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✔ Accepted by 100% of Canadian colleges and universities

✔ Accepted for Student Direct Stream (SDS) study permit applications when taken at a test center

✔ More than 80% of graduate programs in Canada prefer the TOEFL iBT test over other tests1

✔ More TOEFL iBT scores are sent to Canadian universities than all other English tests combined2


As an international student intending to study in Canada, you’re required to have a study permit. In order to apply for one, you need to take an English-proficiency test and be accepted by a Canadian college or university — you’ll need to provide the letter of acceptance with your application.

Students who are legal residents of Antigua and Barbuda; Brazil; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; India; Morocco; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Senegal; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; or Vietnam are eligible for the Student Direct Stream (SDS), a faster process to get your study permit.

You can find out more information and apply for your study permit and visa on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

1 Source: Survey of 44 graduate admissions officers at Canadian universities.

2 Source: Survey of 107 admissions officers at Canadian universities.