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TEF Canada

Test d’Evaluation de Français pour le Canada

About TEF

The TEF Canada is a standardized and graded French language test that is mandatory for economic immigration programs that require proof of language skills. For people seeking Canadian citizenship, it is also proves one’s French language proficiency level.

All candidates receive a digital certificate of their French level (from A1 to C2) within 3–6 weeks of the test date.

Since January 2021, the TEF Canada is no longer taken on paper, but instead in a computer format. (Note: exams are still taken on-site.) Our computers have QWERTY keyboards with a built-in accent keyboard on the screen.

There is a maximum of 6 people per exam.

Upcoming Exams

April 12, 2024 | Registration deadline: March 29, 2024
Register here

After you complete your registration and payment, please email a copy of your passport to [email protected]. Any incomplete applications will be rejected. Pictures will be taken on the day of the exam; you do not need to bring a paper picture.


A candidate must complete all of the below sections:

  • Listening Comprehension (40 minutes)
    • 60 questions, totaling 360 points
  • Reading Comprehension (60 minutes)
    • 50 questions, totaling 300 points
  • Written Expression (60 minutes)
    • 2 topics, totaling 450 points
  • Oral Expression (15 minutes per candidate), scheduled on a first come, first served basis
    • 2 topics, totaling 450 points

Immigration to Canada requires at least a level 7, or level B2 of the CEFL.

Full exam (needed for immigration): $375

Once registered, exam fees are nonrefundable.

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2 expression écrite corrections: $40
30-minute expression orale practice: $35
2 hours of private tutoring: $120

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If you are not available for the dates listed above, it may be possible to organize a private session. Private sessions are subject to a $50 extra fee. Please email [email protected] to discuss your options.
CEFL: Common European Framework for Languages
NCLC: Niveaux de Compétence Linguistique Canadiens