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.

Watch the video “Passer le TEF

Exam preparation courses

To prepare for these two French tests and increase your chances of success, Edu-inter offers French courses and TEF / TEFAQ exam preparation courses on-site and online.

The choice of 4 tests

2 tests are required:

  1. Oral expression (2 topics, 20-30 minutes)
  2. Listening comprehension (60 questions, 40 minutes)

2 tests are optional:

  1. Written expression (2 topics, 60 minutes)
  2. Reading Comprehension (50 questions, 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 (listening comprehension and oral expression and / or reading comprehension and written expression).

Next available examination dates 2023-24

October 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 30th

November 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th and 29th

December 1st, 4th, 6th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 20th and 22nd

January 8th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 26th and 29th

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

Please read carefully all the information regarding the TEF Canada or TEFAQ exams. If nevertheless you have questions about the registration process and the exams, you can reach us at (581) 748-2382 (Tue-Thu from 8am to 12pm) or by email at inscriptions@edu-inter.net *If you leave a message in the voicemail, please speak clearly and give us your name, phone number and reason why you called, so that we can return your call.

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


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

You will receive an email from inscriptions@edu-inter.net within approx. 72h confirming the exam, the selected competences and the date.

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.

As places fill up quickly, it is important to submit your registration form and pay when submitting the form in order to register for the date of your choice. 

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 online registration form again.

Manuel du candidat e-TEF CANADA

Manuel du candidat e-TEFAQ

Conditions d’inscription et passation du TEF

Fill out and send your registration form TEFAQ / TEF Canada 


Registration fees:

Speaking: $ 160
Listening: $ 160
Writing: $ 90
Reading: $ 90

Required Documents

Valid passport
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