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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 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 (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, May 5, 2021 From Monday, March 29 to Sunday, April 18, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 From Monday, April 19 to Sunday, May 9, 2021
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 From Monday, May 10 to Sunday, May 23, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 From Monday, May 24 to Sunday, June 6, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 From Monday, June 7 to Sunday, June 20, 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)


Expect a wait period between each scheduled evaluation. Detailed, personalized schedules will be communicated 3 days before the exam.


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 3 days before the exam.


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 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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