TEF Canada

Test d’Évaluation de Français adapté au CANADA

Adults Exams

The TEF Canada is a mandatory test in the context of economic immigration programs that require proof of language skills, at the request of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration to Canada.

The TEF Canada is also an essential proof of French language proficiency level to obtain Canadian citizenship.

For immigration to Canada, a candidate must take all of the below sections:

 

4 Sections
(2 hours 55 minutes)
Reading Comprehension (60 minutes) – 50 questions – 300 points
Listening Comprehension (40 minutes) – 60 questions – 360 points
Written Expression (60 minutes) – 2 topics – 450 points
Oral Expression (15 minutes per candidate) – 2 topics – 450 points

Hence results for the 4 skills listed above are expected by the Immigration Canada (CIC- Canadian Federal Government).

The minimum level required is level 7 (level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages).

For Canadian citizenship, a candidate must take the below sections:

 

2 Sections
(55 minutes)
Listening Comprehension (40 minutes) – 60 questions – 360 points
Oral Expression (15 minutes per candidate) – 2 topics – 450 points

 

Please read this additional information:
TEF Canada Information
Conditions d’inscription et de passation du Test d’évaluation de français (pdf)

Exam Dates Registration Deadline
Friday, July 5, 2019 Friday, June 7, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019 Friday, October 11, 2019
Correspondance niveaux TEF/CECR/NCLC
TEF

0+

1

2

3

4

5

6

CECR

A1

A2

B1

B2

C1

C2

NCLC

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

 

CECR (Common European Framework for Languages)

NCLC (Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens)

Compulsory Sections: total 360
Reading Comprehension: 300
Listening Comprehension: 360

Compulsory Written Expression: total 450 
Thematic and semantic coherence: 150
Ability to argue and summarize: 120

Compulsory Oral Expression: total 450 
Understanding topics and finding appropriate information: 120
Facts explanation and argumentation: 150

We will email you when we receive your certificate, and you will be able to either pick it up at the FIAF Language Center or request for it to be mailed to you. Please allow for 5-6 weeks from the test date for us to receive your certificate.

Exam fee is not refundable once registered.

 

  FIAF Members Non-Members
Full test with all 4 sections $350 $385
Test with 2 sections (for Citizenship) $265 $280

Please download the following two files to register:

  Registration

  Payment

 

For emigration purposes, you must submit the following either in person or via mail: 
– an original signed registration form
– a copy of your passport or ID Card (on paper)

Any incomplete applications will be rejected.

You may pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard & American Express) in person or over the telephone, or by check or money order (to FIAF).

Exam fee is not refundable once registered.

Mail: Mrs. Voahangy Siraisi, FIAF, 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
E-mail: vsiraisi@fiaf.org

Exam participation can only be transferred to the next session in case of sickness. A doctor’s note (not via email) must be mailed within the next three days of the test.

FIAF reserves the right to cancel a session if the number of candidates does not exceed 10 candidates. All registrations will be moved to the next session. FIAF reserves the right to cancel a session for weather inclement reasons. All registrations will be moved to the next session.

The best way to get ready for this exam is to take our general French programs. We also have a preparation book and CD available for sale at the Language Center Office.

Info also available here: lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/en/tests-diplomas/prepare-for-the-tef/