TEF Canada

Created in 1998 by the Paris Ile-de-France CCI, the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

This certificate is valid for 2 years.

Why take the TEF?

For immigration and citizenship application procedures, the Federal Government of Canada requests proof of the applicants’ linguistic knowledge of French.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has recognized the TEF for these purposes since 2002. The TEF format that applies to these procedures is TEF Canada.

What are the tests?

 You must take the following tests for a Canadian immigration application:

  • Oral comprehension: 40 min – 60 questions
  • Written comprehension: 60 min – 50 questions
  • Oral expression: 15 min – 2 topics to cover
  • Written expression: 60 min – 2 topics to cover

 You must take the following examinations for a Canadian citizenship application:

  • Oral comprehension: 40 min – 60 questions
  • Oral expression: 15 min – 2 topics to cover

Attention! All tests must be completed on the same day for your certificate to be recognized by Canadian authorities.

Calendar of our exams

Registration fees

190 JD

Registration conditions

At the time of registration, the candidate is asked to complete a registration form and provide an identity document.

A personal notice is given when registering for the TEF exam. The presentation of this convocation is required on the day of the tests as well as an identity document with a photo.

For more information:
+962 6 46 12 658 Ext. 111

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