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 Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) 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 federal immigration applications and for the 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: The listening and speaking tests are mandatory and the writing and speaking tests are at the discretion of the candidate.

Candidates must respect a 30-day wait period between two test registrations regardless of the test site. If this 30-day period is not respected, 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.

Register for the upcoming test
TEFaQ Preparation Courses (this course is offered remotely)
To ensure the safety of all test-takers and staff, we kindly ask you to follow all safety measures mandated by local authorities.

Upcoming Test Dates

TEFAQ or TEF Canada Dates Registration and payment period
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

From Tuesday, July 20 to Sunday, August 29, 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

From Monday, August 30, to Sunday, September 12, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 From Monday, September 6 to Sunday, September 19, 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 From Monday, September 13 to Sunday, September 26, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 From Monday, September 20 to Sunday, October 3, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 From Monday, September 27 to Sunday, October 10, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 From Monday, October 11 to Sunday, October 24, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 From Monday, October 25 to Sunday, November 7, 2021
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 From Monday, November 8 to Sunday, November 21, 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 From Monday, November 22 to Sunday, December 5, 2021


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)


After registration closes, we will first validate all registrations and then we will create the test schedule. Since not all candidates are registered for the same combination of tests, we create a specific schedule for each candidate. All tests must take place between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. We always schedule the various test parts so that there is little to no waiting time between them.

The individual test schedule will be communicated to each candidate 3 days prior to the test date and cannot be modified.


For more information about the TEFaQ, click here.

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 TEFAQ and TEF CANADA 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, 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.

This Program is in the News

Avec plus de 10 000 tests au compteur, l’Université McGill est un des principaux centres agréés de passation depuis 2012. Tant à l’oral (expression et compréhension) qu’à l’écrit, le nombre de tests se chiffrera à près de 2 400 pour l’année 2019.

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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