Canada SDS does not require 6.0 bands in separate sections as of August 10. IRCC.

Highlights: A band score of 6.0 is now accepted by Canada SDS.

  • The IELTS requirement for Canada SDS has been updated by IRCC.
  • Candidates seeking work permits through SDS no longer require an individual score of 6 in the IELTS sections, according to the new rule.
  • In the IELTS exam for Canada SDS, candidates can now earn an overall 6.0 band rather than an individual 6.0 band.
  • The new IELTS criterion will go into effect on August 10, 2023.

The most recent updates to the new IELTS Academic test

  • Starting August 10, 2023, IRCC announced modifications to the IELTS requirement for Canada SDS.
  • To qualify, IELTS test takers applying through the SDS program will now need to obtain an overall 6.0 band.
  • The decision to remove the individual score of 6.0 bands was made to emphasize the value of the test-takers overall talents.
  • The most recent revision in IELTS requirements is intended to provide improved chances for overseas students to complete their studies in Canada.

Why should Someone take IELTS?

  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the most popular English language competence examinations.
  • IELTS is a globally recognized testing modality that may be used for migration, study abroad, and employment.
  • Every day, 11,000+ colleges, schools, institutes, and immigration service providers enroll nearly 3 million students in IELTS.

Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS):

  • The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is a study permit processing program for students applying to study at DLI (Designated Learning Institutions) in Canada.
  • SDS offers a simplified and accelerated process with a shorter processing time. Canada just announced that the Canada Student Direct Stream will accept TOEFL results.

Countries that qualify for SDS:

The following nations are eligible for the SDS program:


Peru India



Antigua and Barbuda are two Caribbean islands.


Costa Rica’s



The Republic of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


Trinidad and Tobago (T&T)

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