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Go to Canada

Get there with the TOEFL iBT Test

✔ 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.

Canadian Admissions Officers Say “Yes” to the TOEFL iBT® Test


Stand out to universities across Canada. See what real Canadian admissions officers had to say about accepting TOEFL iBT test scores.

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A thumbnail of the Canadian Admissions Flyer, showing 5 admissions officers share why their universities accept the TOEFL iBT test

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

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