Training Certification


TEF Canada (Test d’Évaluation de Français pour le Canada) The TEFCanada (Test d'Évaluation de Français pour le Canada) is an examination that tests a candidate’s proficiency in the french language. It is recognized as official proof of language proficiency by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as well as the Quebec Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities (MICC) for permanent residency applications, Quebec Selection Certificate applications and Canadian citizenship applications. It is strictly for Canada. FORMAT OF THE TEFCANADA EXAMINATION For permanent residency application       ◦     Oral comprehension: 60 questions Duration: 40 minutes       •                 Written comprehension: 50 questions Duration: 60 minutes       •                 Oral expression: 2 topics to cover Duration: 15 minutes       •                 Written expression: 2 topics to cover Duration: 60 minutes For Citizenship application:       •                 Oral comprehension: 60 questions Duration: 40 minutes       •                 Oral expression: 2 topics to cover Duration: 15 minutes How to Register for TEFCanada The examination is conducted by accredited centers and holds throughout the year. To learn more about the upcoming test session dates, the registration procedure, the exact location of the test centre and the associated fees, click here. (The ‘click here’ should direct the user to a customer care line) How TEFCanada is graded The examination evaluates the French skills of the candidate using a scale of 7 levels that range from 0+ level (beginners’ level) to level 6 (advanced level ). This scale corresponds to: • 6 skill levels A1 to C2 of the Common European Framework for Languages (CECR) of the Council of Europe • 12 Canadian Language Benchmarks (NCLC – Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens). Corresponding levels Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada) Test score equivalency chart CLB Level   Reading     Writing     Listening   Speaking 10    263-300     393-450     316-360     393-450 9     248-262     371-392     298-315     371-392 8     233-247     349-370     280-297     349-370 7     207-232     310-348     249-279     310-348 6     181-206     271-309     217-248     271-309 5     151-180     226-270     181-216     226-270 4     121-150     181-225     145-180     181-225 Note: The figures are subject to change, depending on the new policies given by the regulatory body. The table above was gotten from Validity of Results Result is valid for two years. The Minimum Grade Required by IRCC for permanent residency or citizenship application The levels of language skills required for Canadian immigration procedures are listed on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.