Under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program applicants must provide results of an approved French language test if they are claiming points for language proficiency.
There are several approved language tests that determine an applicant's level of French language ability. For Quebec immigration purposes, only the ability to Listen and to Speak are taken into consideration.
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The following are the only French language tests accepted for Quebec immigration purposes:
- Test d’Evaluation du Français (TEF)
- Test d'évaluation du français adapté pour le Québec (TEFaQ)
- Test de connaissance du français (TCF)
- Test de connaissance du français pour le Québec (TCFQ)
- Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF/DALF)
||Test d'évaluation du français/Test d'évaluation du français adapté pour le Québec
||Test de connaissance du français/Test de connaissance du français pour le Québec||Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française|
|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 1 year.||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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For more information regarding the different approved French language tests, please see the following:
- Test d’Evaluation du Français (TEF/TEFaQ FAQ)
- Test de connaissance du français (TCF/TCFQ FAQ)
- Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF/DALF FAQ)