What is it?

The TEF and TEFAQ are two French proficiency exams officially recognized by Immigration Canada and the Department of Immigration, Francisation and Inclusion in Quebec (MIFI). TEF Canada is the test used in an application for Canadian citizenship when you are already in possession of permanent residence; the TEFAQ is used for obtaining the CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate) to request your permanent residence.

Important: It is not the responsibility of Edu-inter to know which test you must pass. You must contact the CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) and / or MIFI (Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Inclusion) to know which test you must register. You must consult the above web links.

Exam preparation courses

To prepare for these two French tests and increase your chances of success, Edu-inter offers optional weeks of French courses and workshops (4 weeks) and preparation TEF / TEFAQ (1-2 weeks)

The choice of 4 tests

2 tests are required:

  1. Oral expression (450 points – 30 minutes)
  2. Listening comprehension (60 questions, 360 points – 50 to 60 minutes)

2 tests are optional:

  1. Written expression (60 minutes)
  2. Reading Comprehension (60 minutes)

Important: The candidate is responsible for obtaining information from the authorities where he will submit the results of his examination to find out the test he must take (TEF Canada or TEFAQ) and on the number of tests to be taken (oral comprehension and expression and / or comprehension and written expression).

A minimum level of B2 is required to pass the test.

Next examination dates  2021

November 2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 30th 

If the exam date you have chosen is already full, we will offer you to take the exam at a later date.

For any questions regarding the TEF Canada or TEFAQ exam, please contact the center at 581 748-2382 or by email at inscriptions@edu-inter.net

Please note that it may take up to 1 to 3 weeks for test results to be sent to you.


As places fill up quickly, it is important to send your registration form as soon as possible in order to register for the date of your choice. Subsequently, payment must be made a maximum of 1 week before the date of your exam by replying to the email sent by the accounting department with your invoice. (comptabilite2@edu-inter.net).

Payment can be made by interac transfer or by credit card only and the payment is due upon receipt of invoice. If you fail to pay, your registration will be canceled; if you still wish to take the exam, you will need to register again by completing the registration form below.

You must read the admission conditions document below and accept them by signing the registration form.

Please email the completed PDF form to: inscriptions@edu-inter.net. You will receive an email confirming the exam, the selected competences and the date.

Subsequently, the accounting depart will contact you by email to explain the payment methods. 3 days before the scheduled date of your exam, an official invitation will be sent by email with the details concerning the day of your exam.

Manuel du candidat e-TEF CANADA

Manuel du candidat e-TEFAQ

Conditions d’inscription et passation du TEF

Download Registration form Canada TEF

Download Registration form Canada TEFAQ


Registration fees:

Speaking: $ 145
Listening: $ 145
Writing: $ 65
Reading: $ 65

Required Documents

Valid passport
Written notice emailed by Edu-inter