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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 Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) 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.

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 on the day of the test. Candidates should be available from 12 p.m. (noon) until 8 p.m.

You may register for one (1), two (2), three (3) or all four (4) of the evaluations.
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.

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.

ON THE DAY OF THE TEST, YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY EXTRA EVALUATIONS OTHER THAN THE ONE(S) YOU ORIGINALLY REGISTERED FOR. NO EXCEPTIONS, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, WILL BE MADE.

Candidates must respect a two-month wait period between two test registrations.
If this 60-day period is not respected, the registration will be cancelled.

Please see the table below for the number of points associated with each level:

Principal Applicant
16 points (maximum)
A1 to B1 B2 C1 C2
Oral Comprehension 40 mins 0 points 5 points 6 points 7 points
Oral Expression 15 mins 0 points 5 points 6 points 7 points
Written Comprehension 60 mins 0 points 1 point 1 point 1 point
Written Expression 60 mins 0 points 1 point 1 point 1 point
Spouse of Principal Applicant
14 points (maximum)
A1 to B1 B2 C1 C2
Oral Comprehension 40 mins 0 points 5 points 6 points 7 points
Oral Expression 15 mins 0 points 5 points 6 points 7 points

McGill University offers the TEF and the TEFAQ on behalf of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris (CCIP).
For more information about the TEFaQ, click here.
Link : TEFAQ candidate manual
For more information about the TEF Canada, click here.
Link : TEF candidate manual


Upcoming Test Dates

Friday, December 16, 2016


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: $125.00
Oral Expression: $125.00
Written Comprehension: $50.00
Written Expression: $50.00

Please note that all fees are non-refundable. The fees must be paid by credit card only when finalizing your registration.
Please note that the chosen date and test component selection is fixed and final. No changes will be permitted after you registered.


    Conditions

    All candidates must present themselves on the date of the test with the following documents:

    • The TEF Canada/ TEFaQ Registration Form (click here to download the Registration Form)
    • Confirmation of Enrollment/Registration (sent by e-mail approximately one week prior to the test date)
    • A valid passport (CANDIDATES WITHOUT A VALID PASSPORT ARE NOT PERMITTED TO REGISTER)
    • A second piece of photo ID (valid driver’s licence, Medical card). Student ID cards will not be accepted.
    • One photograph (35 mm x 45 mm format)
    Please note that candidates without these documents will automatically be refused access to the test. No candidate will be admitted without all of the above documents, and the fees will NOT be reimbursed, given that it is the candidate’s responsibility to have all the required documents before arriving on site. No exceptions will be made.

    Registration for TEF Canada

    Carefully check the data you enter in the online registration form as it will appear on the attestation.
    Registrations are now open for the session of Friday, December 16, 2016.
    Please click here to register for TEF Canada

    Registration for TEFaQ

    Carefully check the data you enter in the online registration form as it will appear on the attestation.
    Registrations are now open for the session of Friday, December 16, 2016.
    Please click here to register for TEFaQ



    Attestation

    The TEF CANADA attestation will be sent to you by mail approximately six weeks after the test.
    The TEFAQ candidates will receive an email giving them access to their electronic attestation approximately six weeks after the test.


    Contact Information

    For more information about the test, please contact us:
    Email: tefaq [dot] scs [at] mcgill [dot] ca
    Telephone: 514-398-2681