Difference between TCF Canada and TEF Canada

Last Updated on May 31, 2021 by West Highlander

Canada is one of the most preferred destinations and being a bilingual country with English and French being the official languages.  For immigrating to Canada it is important to be fluent in either one language. While for Indian applicants proficiency of English is must having an add on language proficiency can get you more point towards your Canada PR application.

For applicants planning to add on french language skills to their profile for Canada PR there are two exams TEF and TCF. Both these exams are used for immigration to Canada.

Difference between TCF Canada and TEF Canada

The major difference between TCF Canada and TEF Canada is the duration, format and number of questions.

TEF

TEF is used as a French language for immigration for Canada and some educational institutions in Canada also accept TEF results of international students as proof of language skills. TEF is used for french speaker or those who are proficient in the language. A student needs a minimum of CLB 5 and above to qualify for immigration programs.

TEFaQ

Test d’évaluation du français adapté pour le Québec is used by Immigration department of diversity and inclusion of Quebec. TEFaQ tests check the skills and knowledge of French listening, reading, writing and speaking. TEFaQ tests consist of compulsory tests of Listening, Comprehension, and Oral Expression, along with two optional tests which include written expression and comprehension. The optional tests give you a chance to increase your points obtained in the compulsory section.

TCF

Applicants planning to apply for economic immigration or for citizenship status in Canada can give this test. The objective of TCF Canada is to assess the French skills of the applicant on a scale of six levels. This scales corresponds to CEFR levels. A student needs a minimum of CLB 5 and above to qualify for immigration programs.

Structure of TEF Test Canada

TEF tests are completed on a single day and are evaluated on criteria of 7 levels.

TEF Canada consists of the following tests:

Mandatory tests for immigration to Canada:

Oral Comprehension

Duration: 40 minutes

60 questions

Reading Comprehension

Duration: 60 minutes

50 questions

Oral Expression

Duration: 15 minutes

2 subjects

Written Expression

Duration: 60 minutes

2 subjects

For Canadian Citizenship:

Oral Comprehension

Duration: 40 minutes

60 questions

Oral Expression

Duration: 15 minutes

2 subjects

Structure of TCF Test Canada

Four sections including:

Listening test

Duration: 35 minutes

Task: 39 questions

Speaking test

Duration: 12 minutes

3 tasks

Reading test

Duration: 60 minutes

task: 39 items

Writing test

Duration: 60 minutes

task: 3

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