Applicants under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program must provide results of an approved French language test if they are claiming points for French language proficiency.

Several language tests are approved to support determine an applicant's level of French language ability.

The following French language tests are the only ones accepted for Quebec immigration purposes:

TEF/TEFaQ

TEF/TEFaQ

  • Test d`Evaluation du français
  • Test d`Evaluation du français adapté pour le Québec
TCF/TCFQ

TCF/TCFQ

  • Test de connaissance du français
  • Test de connaissance du français pour le Québec
DELF/DALF

DELF/DALF

  • Diplôme d`études en Langue Française

Comparison Table

Name TEF/TEFaQTCF/TCFQDELF/DALF
Type of exam A standardized test that will determine your level of ability in the French language. A standardized test that will determine your level of ability in the French language. You pick the level of French language ability that you want to be tested for.
Number of sections TEF - there are three compulsory sections and two optional sections.
TEFaQ- there are two compulsory sections.
TCF - there are three compulsory sections and two optional sections.
TCFQ- there are two compulsory sections.
There are four sections at each level.
Institution that organizes the examination Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris (CCIP) Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP) Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP)
Type of certification received A certificate that lists the score obtained and a detailed analysis for each section. A certificate that places you at one of six French levels. An official diploma issued by the French Ministry of Education.
Validity of results These results are valid for 2 years. These results are valid for 2 years. These results are valid for life; however they are only valid for 2 years for Quebec immigration.
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