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.
You must take the following tests for a Canadian immigration application:
You must take the following examinations for a Canadian citizenship application:
Please note! All tests must be completed on the same day for your certificate to be recognized by Canadian authorities.
Find out more about the tests content and how the exam is conducted
To find out about the TEF Québec (TEFAQ) arrangements for immigration to Québec, click here.
Please contact your centre directly for more details on session dates, prices or for any questions about the organization of sessions near you.
Consult our list of testing centres
Sessions are also offered on the Paris Île-de-France CCI premises, at 5 rue Armand Moisant (Paris 15th district). Register online here
Finally, if you cannot find any authorized centres offering the TEF examination in your country, please contact us at the following address: email@example.com.
The statements of results are in digital format.
After Le français des affaires has received and corrected your exam, you will be sent an email within about 2 to 4 weeks, containing a link that will enable you to access your secure digital area and obtain your statement of results.
See an example of a certificate
The certificate lists your scores on each of the examinations. To determine the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) corresponding to your score, please refer to the CLB equivalency charts.
The results are valid for two years.
The levels of language skills required for Canadian immigration procedures are listed on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.
To find out whether you need to take the TEF Canada examination, please contact the Ministry for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada directly.
To find out about the latest Canadian immigration procedures, please consult the IRCC website.
When your register for the TEF Canada examination, Le Français des Affaires will collect a certain amount of information in accordance with the Canadian laws on immigration applications.
If you obtain the required level, your data will be made available to the Canadian authorities. If you object to the transmission of this information or if you delete or modify this data, the Canadian authorities will be unable to process your immigration or citizenship application.
Le Français des Affaires at CCI Paris Ile-de-France CCI will keep your data on file for 10 years. The data transmitted to the Canadian authorities will be kept on file in accordance with Canadian laws.
You have the right to access your personal data, and the right to modify or delete these data by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.