TEF Canada / TEFaQ Test d’évaluation de français

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The TEF Canada and TEFaQ are French language proficiency tests recognized by the Ministère de l’Immigration de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) as a measure of proficiency for its Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ) immigration selection process, as well as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for its citizenship selection process.

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


  • Canadian Citizenship: listening and speaking during the same session of TEF Canada.
  • Federal Canadian immigration programs: reading comprehension, listening, writing and speaking during the same session of TEF Canada.
  • Immigration Quebec: at the discretion of the TEFAQ candidate.


Register for the upcoming test
TEFaQ Preparation Courses

Upcoming Test Dates


  • Friday August 30, 2019 (registration from July 3rd 12 PM – August 21st 11:59 AM)
  • Friday September 06, 2019 (registration from August 21st 12 PM - August 28th 11:59 AM)
  • Friday September 13, 2019 (registration from August 28th 12 PM – September 04th 11:59 AM)
  • Friday September 20, 2019 (registration from September 04th 12 PM – September 11th 11:59 AM)
  • Friday September 27, 2019 (registration from September 11th 12 PM – September 18th 11:59 AM)
  • Friday October 11, 2019 (registration from September 18th 12 PM – October 2nd 11:59 AM)
  • Friday October 18, 2019 (registration from October 2nd 12 PM – October 9th 11:59 AM)
  • Friday October 25, 2019 (registration from October 9th 12 PM – October 16th 11:59 AM)
  • Friday November 08, 2019 (registration from October 16th 12 PM – October 30th 11:59 AM)
  • Friday November 15, 2019 (registration from October 30th 12 PM – November 06th 11:59 AM)
  • Friday November 22, 2019 (registration from November 06th 12 PM – November 13th 11:59 AM)
  • Friday November 29, 2019 (registration from November 13th 12 PM – November 20th 11:59 AM)
  • Friday December 06, 2019 (registration from November 20th 12 PM – November 27th 11:59 AM)
  • Friday December 13, 2019 (registration from November 27th 12 PM – December 4th 11:59 AM)

Test Fees

The following fees are associated with each component of the test. The total test fee will vary according to each candidate’s selection.


  • Oral Comprehension: $145.00
  • Oral Expression: $145.00
  • Written Comprehension: $73.00
  • Written Expression: $73.00


Please note that the test centre is not authorized to provide information regarding the number of evaluations you must complete, as these requirements vary between candidates. It is your responsibility to select all evaluations that you require.


These tests contains four sections/ evaluations:
- Oral Comprehension (40 minutes)
- Oral Expression (15 minutes)
- Written Comprehension (60 minutes)
- Written Expression (60 minutes)

Expect a wait period between each scheduled evaluation. Detailed, personalized schedules will be communicated on the day of the test. Candidates should be available from 12 p.m. (noon) until 8 p.m.

Please note that the time of the exam is subject to change based on the number of participants registered. You will be informed by email of the final schedule one week before the exam.


View the TEFAQ candidate manual. For more information about the TEFaQ, click here.

View the TEF candidate manual and TEF Registration and Test Conditions. For more information about the TEF Canada, click here.

Registration for TEF Canada

Carefully check the data you enter in the online registration form as it will appear on the attestation.

Registration for TEFaQ

Carefully check the data you enter in the online registration form as it will appear on the attestation.


The TEF CANADA attestation will be sent to you by mail approximately six weeks after the test.
The TEFAQ candidates will receive an email giving them access to their electronic attestation approximately six 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, Diversity and the 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.


Language and Intercultural Communication - TEF Canada / TEFaQ
Language and Intercultural Communication
688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1181 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 3R1