Test d’Evaluation de Français pour le Canada

What is the Test d’Evaluation de Français pour le Canada ?

It is a standardized and graded French language test. All candidates receive a certificate of their level (from A1 to C2).

  • The TEF Canada is a mandatory test in the context of economic immigration programs that require proof of language skills, at the request of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration to Canada.
  • The TEF Canada is also an essential proof of French language proficiency level to obtain Canadian Citizenship.

When do I get the results?

Each candidate is provided with a certificate stating their test results within one month of the test date. You will be able to either pick it up at Alliance Française de Chicago or to receive it by mail if you give us a stamped envelope with your address the day of your exam.

How can I register?

For emigration purposes, you must submit the following either in person, via email or mail:

  • A signed registration form
  • A copy of your passport or ID Card in color

Any incomplete applications will be rejected.

To download the registration form, click here.

For immigration to Canada

A candidate must take all of the below sections:

  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Reading Comprehension (60 minutes) - 50 questions – 300 points
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Written Expression (60 minutes) - 2 topics – 450 points 
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Listening Comprehension (40 minutes) - 60 questions – 360 points 
  • Starting at 1 p.m. and scheduled on a first come first served basis: Oral Expression (15 minutes per candidate) – 2 topics – 450 points

Hence results for the 4 skills listed above are expected by the Immigration Canada (CIC- Canadian Federal Government). The minimum level required is level 7, level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages.

For Canadian citizenship

A candidate must take the below sections only:

  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Listening Comprehension (40 minutes) - 60 questions – 360 points
  • Starting at 1 p.m. and scheduled on a first come first served basis : Oral Expression (15 minutes per candidate) – 2 topics – 450 points
Next Sessions Registration Deadline

October 27, 2017 October 13, 2017
Cost Members Non-Members

Full test with all 4 sections $280 $330
Test with 2 sections (for citizenship) $180 $210
Exam fee is not refundable once registered

How is the TEF Canada Graded?

Correspondance niveaux TEF/CECR/NCLC
TEF0+123456
CECR*A1A2B1B2C1C2
NCLC*0123456789101112

*CECR (Common European Framework for Languages) / *NCLC (Niveaux de Compétence Linguistique Canadiens)

More info: www.centredelanguefrancaise.paris.