If you’re gearing up for the TEF (Test d’Évaluation de Français) exam in 2024 to showcase your French skills for Canadian citizenship or immigration, you’re in the right place! This guide is your trusty companion, packed with all the juicy details about exam dates, times, and centers across Canada. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, let’s embark on this exciting journey together and set you up for success!

About TEF Canada

The TEF Canada exam evaluates French language proficiency for Canadian citizenship and immigration. Recognized by the Ministry of Immigration, it assesses candidates’ language skills through sections like reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, and oral expression. For immigration purposes, all four sections are mandatory, each lasting between 40 to 60 minutes with varying numbers of questions and points. Achieving a minimum level 7 is required. To learn how to prepare for the TEF Canada exam in-depth, check out our article. 

Upcoming Tests

Dates & TimesCampusPrice
April 9Toronto (Tuesday)
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
      $390.00
April 11North York (Thursday)   
9:00 AM – 2:45 PM
      $390.00
April 24Oakville (Wednesday)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      $390.00
May 1North York (Wednesday)
9:20 AM – 2:50 PM
      $390.00
May 1Toronto (Wednesday) 
10:45 AM – 5:30 PM
      $390.00
May 2 North York (Thursday)   
9:00 AM – 2:45 PM
      $390.00
May 2 Oakville (Thursday)   
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      $390.00
May 2 North York (Thursday)   
10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
      $390.00
May 2 Toronto (Thursday)   
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
      $390.00
May 2 Toronto (Thursday)   
10:45 AM – 5:30 PM
      $390.00
May 3North York (Friday)   
9:20 AM – 3:20 PM
      $390.00
May 3Toronto (Friday)   
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
      $390.00
May 3Toronto (Friday)   
10:45 AM – 5:30 PM
      $390.00
May 8Toronto (Wednesday)   
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
      $390.00
May 8Toronto (Wednesday)   
10:45 AM – 5:30 PM
      $390.00
May 9Toronto (Thursday)   
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
      $390.00
May 9Toronto (Thursday)   
10:45 AM – 5:30 PM
      $390.00
May 17Toronto (Friday)   
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
      $390.00
May 17Toronto (Friday)   
10:45 AM – 5:30 PM
      $390.00
May 21North York (Tuesday)   
9:20 AM – 3:05 PM
      $390.00
May 21Toronto (Tuesday)  
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
      $390.00
May 21Toronto (Tuesday)  
10:45 AM – 5:30 PM
      $390.00
May 22North York (Wednesday)
9:20 AM – 3:20 PM
      $390.00
May 22Toronto (Wednesday)   
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
      $390.00
May 22Toronto (Wednesday)   
10:45 AM – 5:30 PM
      $390.00
May 23North York (Thursday)
9:00 AM – 2:45 PM
      $390.00
May 23North York (Thursday)
10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
      $390.00
May 23Toronto (Thursday)
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
      $390.00
May 23Toronto (Thursday)
10:45 AM – 5:30 PM
      $390.00

Getting your Certificate

Upon completing the TEF Canada exam, certificates are typically mailed within 5-6 weeks. Certificates remain valid for two years and are sent directly from the exam provider. 

Cooling Period: Candidates may retake the exam after a one-month waiting period between attempts.

Important Disclaimers

1. Validity of TEF Certifications: The TEF Canada certifications are valid for two years from the date of the result declaration. It’s essential to keep this timeline in mind for any immigration or citizenship applications.

2. Exam Pattern Subject to Changes: Candidates should note that the exam pattern, including the number of sections and their format, is subject to changes. Stay updated with the latest information from official sources to prepare accordingly.

3. Authorized Exam Centers: Ensure that you take the TEF Canada exam only at authorized examination centers. Verify the official list of designated centers to avoid any inconveniences.

4. Non-Refundable Exam Fees: The fees paid for the TEF Canada exam are non-refundable. Before registering, candidates should carefully review their eligibility and preparedness to avoid any financial loss.

5. Age Requirement: Candidates must meet the age requirement of being over 16 years old to be eligible to take the TEF Canada exam.

6. Computer-Based Examination: The TEF Canada exam is exclusively computer-based. Ensure that you have a basic understanding of computer use before attempting the test.

7. Branch-Specific Exam Availability: TEF exams may not be conducted at all Alliance Française branches. Each branch may have its own set of dates and timings, subject to change.

8. Center Selection and Availability: Candidates are advised to select the closest Alliance Française center for their convenience. However, please note that each center has specific slots available, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

9. Registration Options: Registration for the TEF Canada exam can be completed online or in person. Refer to the official website for detailed registration instructions and ensure that you have all the necessary documents ready.

10. Tentative Dates: The dates provided in the schedule are tentative, and additional dates may be released in due course. Stay updated with official announcements for the latest information.

Conclusion

Well, folks, we’ve covered all the bases on navigating the TEF (Test d’Évaluation de Français) exam for 2024 in Canada! From crucial dates and locations to registration tips and certificate details, you’re armed with everything you need to conquer this language challenge with confidence. But hey, if you’re feeling a bit jittery or want to supercharge your prep, why not consider joining La Forêt’s French Class program? Our tailored courses are designed to turbocharge your French skills and help you breeze through the exam with flying colors! Don’t just aim for success—let’s make it a reality together!

Frequently Asked Questions

How often can I take TEF Canada?

You can take the TEF Canada exam as often as you’d like, but it’s essential to consider adequate preparation between attempts. La Forêt offers tailored coaching programs to help you enhance your French language skills and increase your chances of success in each attempt.

How much does TEF cost in Canada?

The cost of the TEF exam in Canada varies depending on the examination center and the components you choose to take. Generally, fees range from approximately $300 to $500 CAD. For precise pricing details and any potential discounts, it’s advisable to consult the official TEF exam center or visit La Forêt for guidance.

What is the process for registering for the TEF exam in Canada for 2024?

To register for the TEF exam in Canada for 2024, you’ll typically need to visit the official TEF exam website or contact a designated examination center directly. La Forêt can also assist you with the registration process, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience from start to finish.

Where is the TEF exam conducted in India?

The TEF exam is conducted at various authorized centers across India. These centers are typically located in major cities to accommodate candidates from different regions. La Forêt can provide you with information on authorized exam centers in India and guide you in selecting the most convenient location for your examination.