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TEF Québec (TEFAQ)

In the framework of immigration procedures in Quebec, the Quebec Ministry for Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) requests proof of the applicants’ linguistic knowledge of French. For these procedures, it recognizes the TEF Québec (TEFAQ) examination.

The TEFAQ is also recognized by IRCC to apply for Canadian citizenship (more information on this page).

What are the tests?

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

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

As principal applicant, your knowledge of French must be at minimum level 7 (advanced intermediate) of the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes (in French) or equivalent (level 2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) to obtain points.

Depending of the immigration program you are applying, your spouse’s oral knowledge of French may be assessed. In this case, his/her knowledge of French must be at minimum level 4.

To know more about the content of the exam

How should I register?

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

Finally, if you cannot find any authorized centres offering the TEF examination in your country, please contact us at the following address:

How do I obtain my results?

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

Further details


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

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 MIFI 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 MIFI directly.

Where can I find more information about Quebec immigration procedures?

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

What is your policy for processing my personal data?

When your register for the TEF Québec 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 Québec authorities. If you object to the transmission of this information or if you delete or modify this data, the Québec authorities will be unable to process your immigration or citizenship application.

Le français des affaires will keep your data on file for 10 years. The data transmitted to the Québec authorities will be kept on file in accordance with Canadian laws. They are not transferred to another party.

The data collected may also be processed for the purpose of carrying out studies and surveys, in order to improve our services. In this case, the data collected during surveys will be kept for a period of one year and will not be passed on to third parties.

According to the Data Protection Act of January 6th, 1978, as amended by Law 2018-493 of June 20th, 2018, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as adopted by the European Parliament on April 14th, 2016, you have at any time, a right of access to and rectification or deletion of all of your personal data.

If you wish to exercise this right and gain access to your personal data, please write to


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