TEF Canada is a mandatory test for economic immigration programmes that require proof of linguistic ability at the request of Immigration and Citizenship Canada.
TEF Canada also provides indispensable proof of the holder’s French language proficiency when he/she applies for Canadian Citizenship. The registrant must be at least 16 years of age to take this test.
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The TEF Canada consists of four sections that must be taken together during one exam session:
Total test duration: 2 hr. 55 mins.
You will receive a certificate with your TEF Canada results with details about your score for each section. To determine the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) corresponding to your score, please refer to the CLB equivalency charts.
When you register for TEF Canada, a certain quantity of information will be collected by the exam center in accordance with Canadian laws on immigration applications.
If you obtain the required level, your data will be sent to the Canadian authorities. If you refuse to allow your data to be transmitted in this way, or if you modify or delete the data, Canadian authorities will not be able to process your immigration or citizenship application.
French for Business will store your data at the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 10 years. Data transmitted to the Canadian authorities will be stored in accordance with Canadian law.
You have a right to access your data from the personal data protection correspondent. You can modify or delete your data by contacting (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Platform PrepMyFuture: https://prepmyfuture.com/tef-english
Sample exams, books, audio files: https://www.lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/en/tests-diplomas/prepare-for-the-tef/
Contact the IFSPEC for test preparation material, registration periods and exam session dates.
If you think your situation calls for specific arrangements due to a recorded disability , please contact the exam center manager before registering: Fabienne Pizot-Haymore.
All registrations close eight days before the exam session. Please contact email@example.com upon registration to verify your information is complete and your registration was taken into account. You must have received an official convocation email from the IFSPEC–in addition to a debit/credit card receipt.
All candidates must enter the ID number that they used on their immigration application on the exam registration page. All candidates will be required to display this ID on the day of the test.
In case the candidate decides to cancel his/her registration before the day of the TEF or DPF test session or absence on the day of the TEF or DFP test session, the candidate must provide justification for her/his absence. Relevant medical or professional documentation must be submitted to the IFSPEC Center who will forward it to the CCI Paris Ile-de-France. Only “force majeure” events (illness, professional reasons, death and bereavement or other valid circumstances) will be taken into account.
The IFSPEC and the CCI Paris Ile-de-France will review requests on a case by case basis, and upon approval of the board, may agree to the candidate’s registration at another date without any additional costs. In such case, the candidate will be informed in due time.