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TEF Québec

In the framework of immigration procedures, the Quebec Ministry for Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) requests proof of the applicants’ linguistic knowledge of French.

For these procedures, it recognizes the TEF Québec (TEFAQ) examination.

What are the tests?

The TEF Québec (TEFAQ) examination consists of four tests:

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

TEF Québec (TEFAQ) enables applicants to obtain points according to the following scale:

Main petitioner
Maximum of 16 points

A1 to B1

B2

C1

C2

Oral comprehension

40 min.

0 points

5 points

6 points

7 points

Oral expression

15 min.

0 points

5 points

6 points

7 points

Written comprehension

1 hour

0 points

1 point

Written expression

1 hour

0 points

1 point

 

Spouse of main petitioner
Maximum of 6 points

A1 to B1

B2

C1

C2

Oral comprehension

40 min

0 point

2 points

3 points

3 points

Oral expression

15 min

0 point

2 points

3 points

3 points

In order to obtain the maximum number of points when your results are presented as part of your immigration application, you are advised to take the oral comprehension and expression tests, and if you have an advanced level of written French, you are also advised to take all of the written tests.

To find out about the TEF Canada arrangements for immigration to Canada, click here.

How should I register?

To register, contact your closest accredited centre.

 

What level do I need to reach for my application to be accepted by the MIDI?

For the assessment of proficiency in French, B2 is the minimum level at which points are allocated.

I obtained a TEF Canada statement of results less than two years ago; will it be recognized for immigration to Quebec?

The MIDI will recognize your TEF Canada statement of results for Quebec immigration applications.

Please note! The TEF Québec (TEFAQ) examination is not recognized by the IRCC for Canadian immigration applications.

Are there any exemptions from the TEFAQ requirement?

To find out whether you definitely need to take the TEF Québec (TEFAQ) examination, please contact the Quebec Ministry for Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) directly.

Where can I find more information about Quebec immigration procedures?

To find out about the latest official Quebec immigration provisions, please consult the MIDI website.

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