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The TEF Canada/ TEFAQ is a French language proficiency test 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.

— What is the TEF Canada? —

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.

— What is the TEF for Québec (TEFAQ)? —

The French Evaluation Test for access to Quebec (TEFAQ) is a general French test that aims to measure the level of knowledge and skills in French reading and listening as well as speaking and writing.

It is the version of the TEF recognized by the Immigration Department of Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) of Quebec and is essential to perform an official immigration application.

— What are the tests? —

The TEFAQ and TEF Canada consist of four sections:

▸ Oral expression (15 minutes) : two issues to deal with – 450 points
▸ Listening comprehension (40 minutes) : 60 questions with - 360 points
▸ Reading comprehension (1 hour) : two issues to deal with – 450 points
▸ Written expression (1 hour) : two issues to deal with – 450 points

TEFAQ candidates may register for oral sections only, reading comprehension and written expression are optionnal. TEF Canada candidates must take all four sections.

— FEES —

TEFAQ : compulsory exam RS 10000 – optionnal : RS 5000 per subject
TEF Canada : RS 20000


The CCIP delivers a certificate that rates the candidate’s quantitative and qualitative performance and provides an analysis of results that are valid for two years. Results are normally available 4-6 weeks after the exam. *Duplicate attestations must be ordered at the time of registration.