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An Enhanced TOEFL iBT Experience

Learn about the latest enhancements being made to the TOEFL iBT testing experience, including a shorter test time. Enhancements go into effect on July 26, 2023.

Go to Canada

Get there with the TOEFL iBT Test

✔ Accepted by 100% of Canadian universities

✔ Accepted for Student Direct Stream (SDS) study permit applications1

✔ More than 80% of graduate programs in Canada prefer the TOEFL iBT test over other tests2

✔ More TOEFL iBT scores are sent to Canadian universities than all other English tests combined3

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 certain countries 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 Effective for applications beginning August 10, 2023.

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

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