certify your french skills with the TEF

We offer two main options for the TEF: the TEF Canada, for permanent residency and/or citizenship, and the general TEF (see below).

TEF Canada

The TEF Canada is recognised by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as proof of linguistic proficiency for applications for permanent residency and for Canadian citizenship.

TEF Canada provides the candidate with a linguistic snapshot of their level in French, placed on a 7-level scale based on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFL) and the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

TEF Canada is composed of 4 parts:

  • Reading comprehension: 60 min – 50 questions
  • Listening comprehension: 40 min – 60 questions
  • Written expression: 60 min – 2 subjects
  • Oral expression: 15 min – 2 subjects

Retaking the exman: a minimum wait of two months before retaking the exam is required.

Upcoming sessions:

Date Registration deadline
May 4th, 2018 April 24th, 2018

New sessions to be announced soon.
Subject to a minimum number of candidates. We recommend signing up as soon as possible, given the limited number of spaces per session.

Click here to download the registration form (in French only), and send it to us completed and signed (payment is also required to reserve a space).
WARNING: All fields are required, regardless of what is indicated on the form. You must indicate the same passport number and Country of Nationality as what will be used for your immigration application.


  • $460 for the complete TEF Canada exam
    • $115 for reading comprehension
    • $90 for listening comprehension
    • $115 for written expression
    • $140 for oral expression

One certificate is supplied, and an official duplicate is available for $15 (if purchased before the registration deadline).

For more information on the TEF Canada exam, consult the CCIP website; or go directly to the CCIP’S candidate’s manual (in French only).
We also highly recommend  consulting the CCIP’S TEF preparation web page.

Note: see the terms and conditions below.

TEF (general)

The TEF (Test d’Évaluation de Français) exam is a single test for all levels. The candidate receives an international certificate corresponding to his or her exact level in the 6 level-range of the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages (CEFRL).

This exam is a comprehensive placement test for non-native French speakers seeking a quick and precise evaluation of their general language skills. It is valid for a limited period of time.


Basic test$230
Optional component — Written expression$115
Optional component — Oral expression$140
Basic test + Written expression + Oral expression$485

For exam dates, please contact us.

For more information about the TEF, see the CCIP website.
We also highly recommend  consulting the CCIP’S TEF preparation web page.

This is the original version of the TEF. Please note that this test is not for those wishing to apply for permanent residency outside of Quebec or for Canadian citizenship. If you wish to take the TEF as a part of an application for permanent residency or Canadian citizenship, please consult the “TEF Canada” section above.

Our Terms and conditions (general TEF and TEF Canada):
- Payment in full is required upon registration.

- A $50 non-refundable administrative fee will be withheld in the case of a cancellation or deferral before the registration deadline.
- No cancellation, refund, or request for deferral will be accepted after the registration deadline.
- It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to register for the test that is best suited to their situation. L’Alliance Française du Manitoba and its employees cannot be held responsible for the choice made by the candidate.
- No credit or refund permitted outside of the aforementioned conditions, except when due to a cancellation by the Alliance Française, in which case a new date will be offered, or a full refund will be provided.
- Visa/Mastercard/Interac/Certified cheque/Personal cheque or cash are accepted forms of payment.
See also the CCIP's terms and conditions (in French only; also on the registration form).