This post talks about a major update on IELTS for student direct stream category applicants.

With effect from August 10, 2023, IELTS test takers applying through the Student Direct Stream category for a Canadian study permit will not be required to achieve a minimum score of 6.0 bands in all individual sections of the test. This indicates a significant development in Canada’s commitment to bring in more international students aspiring to pursue higher education in Canada.

From August 10, Student Direct Stream applicants need not achieve a minimum score of 6 bands in each section. This indicates a positive shift towards placing a greater emphasis on the comprehensive abilities of test takers rather than individual band scores.

The change will widen the doors for more international students seeking educational opportunities in Canada. The move is welcomed by many Indian students struggling to score sufficient bands in IELTS academics.

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