TEF Exam | TEF Testing Centers


As a courtesy to our esteemed clients, the following link and information is provided to help applicants register internationally for the TEF or TEFaQ exam: http://www.fda.ccip.fr/ This site is in French so be sure to use browser with translation capabilities if you don't read the language!

TEFaQ (Test d'èvaluation du français adaptè pour le Quèbec (TEFaQ)
http://www.fda.ccip.fr/tef/epreuves_tefaq

TEF (Test d'èvaluation francais)
http://www.fda.ccip.fr/tef/epreuves

The TEF exam should be taken for most immigration programs including the Federal Skilled Worker if you are claiming points based on your French language abilities. Quebec-based immigration streams accept both the TEF and TEFaQ format, however the latter is more suited given writing and reading is not included in the TEFaQ examination. The Quebec program does not assess proficiency in "writing" and "reading".

To view TEF Testing Centers in the United States through Alliance de Francaise chapters, please click here.

When you are filing under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, use the follow chart to assess your points.

Federal : Citizenship and Immigration Canada - CIC
Proficiency
Level
TEF FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER POINTS
FIRST LANGUAGE /LANGUE PREMIERE SECOND LANGUAGE / LANGUE SECONDE
Listening Speaking Reading Writing Listening Speaking Reading Writing Listening Speaking Reading Writing
High 280-360 Level 5-6 349-450 Level 5-6 233-300 Level 5-6 349-450 Level 5-6 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2
Moderate 217-279 Level 4 271-348 Level 4 181-232 Level 4 271-348 Level 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Basic 145-216 Level 3 181-270 Level 3 121-180 Level 3 181-270 Level 3 1* 1* 1* 1* 1* 1* 1* 1*
None 0-144 Level 0-2 0-180 Level 0-2 0-120 Level 0-2 0-180 Level 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*A maximum of 2 points is awarded for "First Language" and "Second Language" basic proficiency. Eg.: A score of 1 point in listening, speaking and reading is summed as 2 points - not 3.

When you are filing under any of the Quebec Programs, use the follow chart to assess your points.

Quebec : Immigration et Communautès culturelles Quèbec - MICC
Proficiency
Level
TEF / TEFaQ SCORE* QUEBEC SKILLED WORKER POINTS (CSQ)
PRINCIPLE APPLICANT / REQUERANT PRINCIPAL SPOUSE / CONJOINT
Oral Comprehension
("Listening")
Oral Expression
("Speaking")
Oral Comprehension
("Listening")
Oral Expression
("Speaking")
Oral Comprehension
("Listening")
Oral Expression
("Speaking")
Niveau 6 334-360 416-450 8 8 3 3
Niveau 5 280-333 349-415 8 8 3 3
Niveau 4 217-279 271-348 6 6 2 2
Niveau 3 145-216 181-270 4 4 2 2
Niveau 2 82-144 101-180 3 3 1 1
Niveau 1 28-81 34-100 1 1 1 1
None 0-27 0-33 0 0 0 0
*MICC will accept TEF as well as TEFaQ results. The written and reading components of the TEF results will be ignored under the Quebec process.

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