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.
Friday May 17th, 2019 (registration from April 24th 12 PM – May 8th 11:59 AM)
Friday May 24th, 2019 (registration from May 8th 12 PM - May 15th 11:59 AM)
Friday June 7th, 2019 (registration from May 15th 12 PM – May 29th 11:59 AM)
Friday June 14th, 2019 (registration from May 29th 12 PM – June 5th 11:59 AM)
Friday June 21th, 2019 (registration from June 5th 12 PM – June 12th 11:59 AM)
Friday June 28th, 2019 (registration from June 12th 12 PM – June 19th 11:59 AM)
Friday July 5th, 2019 (registration from June 19th 12 PM – June 26th 11:59 AM)
Friday July 12th, 2019 (registration from June 26th 12 PM – July 3rd 11:59 AM)
Friday August 30th, 2019 (registration from July 3rd 12 PM – August 21st 11:59 AM)
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.
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