Proving French Language Ability (Quebec Skilled Worker Program)
Last updated: 14 March 2023
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:
- Test d`Evaluation du français
- Test d`Evaluation 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)||France Éducation International||France Éducation International|
|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.|
|View more information||TEF/TEF Canada/TEFaQ information||TCF/TCFQ information||DELF/DALF information|