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TEF Canada

TEF Canada

What is TEF Canada?

The Test d’Évaluation de Français pour le Canada (TEF Canada) is a test of general French which assesses the level of proficiency in French of francophones and non-francophones alike.

The TEF Canada is recognised as official proof of language proficiency by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as well as the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés Culturelles du Québec (MICC) for permanent residency applications, Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ) applications and Canadian citizenship applications.

Level of Proficiency

The TEF Canada exam provides candidates with a linguistic evaluation of their level in French by using a 7-level scale indexed to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) and the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC).


The TEF Canada is directed specifically at candidates wishing to assess their level of proficiency in French for immigration applications to Canada or Quebec, or for Canadian citizenship applications.

Exam details

The TEF Canada consists of 4 modules: listening, speaking, reading and/or writing.

  • Compréhension écrite (reading):  60 minutes – 50 questions – 300 points
  • Compréhension orale (listening):  40 minutes – 60 questions – 360 points
  • Expression écrite (writing):  60 minutes – 2 topics – 450 points
  • Expression orale  (speaking):  15 minutes – 2 topics – 450 points


An official certificate of results will be delivered to each candidate. Each certificate is detailed and personalized. For each module, the certificate will show the score obtained, the level of proficiency reached as well as a commentary of the skills in general French. The results will be sent 6 to 8 weeks after the exam date. The attestation of results, which is valid for two years, is not a proof of success and thus cannot be considered a diploma.

Academic degrees are not required to take the TEF Canada. Candidates may take the test several times, allowing a minimum of 30 days between two exam sessions.

Examination Fee

Rs.24,780/- incl GST

How to Apply?

Step 1: Download Form Click here

Step 2: Fill this Google Form (Should scan and upload the form, payment receipt and ID Card)

                Google form link: 

October TEF Canada Exam has been cancelled