FOR CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP and PERMANENT RESIDENCE
The Test d’Évaluation de Français Canada is a general French test, which measures the level of knowledge and competencies in French oral comprehension and expression, and, written comprehension and expression.
The official TEF Canada attestation shows the distribution of scores for each module taken along with detailed comments for the different competencies and is recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
It is the candidate's responsibility to select all modules that are required.
The TEF Canada, used to assess your oral and written competencies in French, consists of the following 4 modules below.
Those applying for Citizenship require both the Compréhension Oral and the Expression Orale at a B1 (Intermediate) level.
Applications for Permanent Residency through Canada require all four modules of the exam.
CO reflects real-life situations: conversations, extracts from radio programs, public announcements, etc.
There are 60 multiple choice questions - 40 minutes
Computer-based, candidates have individual headsets.
EO is evaluated through a role-play that demonstrates the know-how and expertise in real-life situations.
Section A: gather information, ask questions
Section B: present a document, assess, compare and convince your friend
CE is composed of 4 sections 50 questions
Timed at 50 minutes
A: who, what, where, when, why
B: understand details
C: understand the logic
D: understand the general meaning of the text
This part of the exam has a 60-minute time limit.
Section A: Read the beginning of a press article and continue the article.
Section B: Express your point of view and use arguments to defend it.
Registration is possible online only.
A valid copy of your passport, driver's license, or permanent residence card is required at the time of registration.
For registrations, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org :
1. Your registration form
2. A copy of your official ID as stated above
Once we receive your application, we will send you an invoice.
Payment must be made by credit card or Interact within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice in order to reserve your examination date.
For Interac payments please use: email@example.com and state your invoice number in the message box.
Places are limited and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Please check your choice of modules before registering as no fees are refundable.
- No changes will be allowed.
- Candidates must respect a 31-day waiting period between exam dates. If this 31-day waiting period is not respected, the examination fee will be forfeited as there will be no refunds or changes.
On Exam Day
BRING your valid PASSPORT, PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD or DRIVER'S LICENCE
no other ID is accepted)
ARRIVE a minimum of 15 minutes before the scheduled exam time
or you will not be permitted to take the test and there will be no refunds possible.