We have been exploring the DELF exams in our blog for the past few weeks and providing you
with guides. On this occasion, we will talk about the TEF Canada exam, an international certification for French language skills that is
often used for immigration purposes.
The TEF Canada test is a French-language skills test that is used for people interested in immigrating to Canada, for working or study permits, permanent residency applications, and/or Canadian citizenship applications.
Depending on the type of application, they evaluate how well you master oral and written French.
Before scheduling an exam, it is important that you make sure that the school is an official immigration test center, such as Alliance Francaise Vancouver.
In this article, we will be going over the parts of the TEF Canada exam and provide you with some TEF Canada test questions and answers
for getting familiar with the type of exercises and getting acquainted with the exam.
If you are applying for Canadian immigration (work permit, study visa or other), these are the types of evaluations that will be present in the exam:
If you are applying for the Canadian citizenship, then you will only need to pass the following examinations:
All tests must be completed on the same day for your certificate to be recognized by Canadian authorities.
You can find a detailed explanation of each section of the test on our article TEF Canada, the French test you should take to immigrate to Canada.
The evaluation is done considering a scale of 7 levels, from level 0 (most basic skills) to level 6 (good skills).
This scale refers to the 6 levels (A1 to C2) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe and the 12 Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) .
Your results will be sent to you within about 2 to 4 weeks from the date of receipt of the session materials. Each statement is detailed and personalised (with your photograph and signature).
Your statement will tell you the number of points you obtained, the level achieved, and the description of your skills in general French.
The results are valid for two years. You can retake the test as many times as you wish allowing for a one-month
waiting period between each examination.