TEF Canada / TEFaQ Test d’évaluation de français

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McGill University, in collaboration with the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP), is an accredited testing center for TEF, TEFaQ and TEF Canada


TEF CANADA and TEFaQ are French proficiency tests recognized by the Ministère de l'Immigration de la Francisation et de l'Intégration (MIFI) for the CSQ (Certificat de sélection du Québec) and by the CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) for federal immigration applications and in the citizenship application process.


They are also recognized as proof of language level by universities, CÉGEPS, various professional associations and many employers.


In general, the requirements of the Ministry of Immigration are:

  • Canadian Citizenship: listening and speaking for the TEF Canada and TEFaQ.
  • Federal Canadian Immigration: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing and speaking during the same session of TEF Canada
  • Immigration Quebec: Listening comprehension and Speaking tests are mandatory in the same, or multiple, sessions. Writing and Speaking tests are at the discretion of the TEFAQ candidate.

Candidates must respect a 30-day wait period between two test registrations regardless of the test location. If this 30-day period is not met, the registration will be cancelled.

Please note that all fees are non-refundable in case of unjustified cancellation. 


*Please note that the instructions and details for the tests are provided further below on this page.

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TEFaQ Preparation Courses

Upcoming Test Dates

TEFAQ or TEF Canada Dates Registration and payment period
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 From Monday, November 6 to Sunday, November 19, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 From Monday, November 20 to Sunday, December 3, 2023
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 From Monday, December 4 to Sunday, January 7, 2024
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 From Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 30, 2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 From Monday, January 29 to Tuesday, February 13, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 From Tuesday, February 13 to Tuesday, February 27, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 From Tuesday, February 27 to Tuesday, March 19, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 From Tuesday, March 19 to Tuesday, April 9, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 From Tuesday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 30, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 From Tuesday, April 30 to Tuesday, May 21, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 From Tuesday, May 21 to Tuesday, June 11, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 From Tuesday, June 11 to Tuesday, July 9, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 From Tuesday, July 9 to Tuesday, August 6, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 From Tuesday, August 6 to Tuesday, September 3, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, September 25, 2024 From Tuesday, September 3 to Tuesday, September 17, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, October 9, 2024 From Tuesday, September 17 to Tuesday, October 1, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, October 23, 2024 From Tuesday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 15, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, November 6, 2024 From Tuesday, October 15 to Tuesday, October 29, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, November 27, 2024 From Tuesday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 19, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, December 11, 2024 From Tuesday, November 19 to Tuesday, December 3, 2024 (9:00 a.m.)

*Dates are subject to change*

Test Fees

Please note the fees associated with each event below:

Registration fees vary depending on each candidate's test selection.


  • Listening: $145.00
  • Speaking: $145.00
  • Reading: $73.00
  • Written expression: $73.00
  • Lexicon and Structure: $73.00


Please note that the test center is not authorized to provide information regarding the type and number of assessments you must complete, as these requirements vary from candidate to candidate. It is your responsibility to select all the assessments you may need.


These tests contains five (5) sections/ evaluations:

- Oral Comprehension (40 minutes)
- Oral Expression (15 minutes)
- Written Comprehension (60 minutes)
- Written Expression (60 minutes)
- Vocabulary and Structure (30 minutes)*


*Please note: the result of Vocabulary and Structure test will appear on a separate certificate.


After registration is closed, we will first validate all registrations and then create the test schedule. Since not all candidates register for the same combination of tests, we create a specific schedule for each candidate. All test events must take place between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. We always schedule the various test items so that there is little or no waiting time between them.

Each candidate's test schedule will be communicated to them 3 days prior to the test date and cannot be changed.


For more information about the TEFaQ, click here.

For more information about the TEF Canada, click here.

Registration for TEF Canada

Please check carefully the information you enter on the registration form, as it will appear on your certificates.

Registration for TEFaQ

Please check the data carefully you enter on the registration form, as it will appear on your credentials.


The TEFAQ and TEF CANADA candidates will receive an email giving them access to their electronic attestation approximately three (3) weeks after the test.

The multiple-choice questions for the Oral Comprehension & Written Comprehension and the Written Expression test components are corrected by the “CCI Paris Ile de France Le French for Business”. The Oral Expression test component is evaluated by a jury of examiners at the test center and may be subject to review. The Ministry of Immigration, Francization and Inclusion of Quebec has the right to ask for the verification of the TEFaQ results awarded by the CCIP. 

You can request a verification of your results by directly submitting your request to the CCIP within a delay of 90 days following the date on which the TEFaQ result attestation was issued. This process is initiated online at  https://www.lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/tests-diplomes/test-evaluation-francais-tef/ and will cost 50 Euros. Such request should be processed within 4 weeks after the receipt of your application.

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Étudiante au doctorat en neurosciences à McGill, Mina Andalou comptera parmi les 57 candidates et candidats à se rendre à l’École de l’Éducation permanente vendredi pour passer le test de compréhension orale en français du Ministère de l’Immigration du Québec.

Connus sous leur acronyme de TEF et TEFAQ, les tests d’évaluation de français s’adressent aux immigrants qui n’ont pas fait leurs études en français ici et qui veulent obtenir leur statut de résident au Québec.

Read More in McGill Reporter


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