Any individual, regardless of his or her nationality and native language (including French citizens and citizens of Francophone countries),
who would like to initiate the process for permanent economic immigration or for Canadian citizenship through Immigration, Refugees and
Citizenship Canada (IRCC). There are no exemptions for the TCF Canada.
The TCF Canada is a test that has been approved by IRCC.
How is it composed?
The TCF Canada consists of four mandatory parts. It evaluates general French language proficiency in listening comprehension, reading
comprehension, speaking and writing.
39 multiple choice questions for listening comprehension - 35 minutes;
39 multiple choice questions for the reading comprehension with only one correct answer possible - 60 minutes;
3 speaking tasks, organized according to a progressively increasing level of difficulty - 30 minutes (12 minutes effective interaction);
3 writing tasks, also with a progressively increasing level of difficulty - 60 minutes.
The levels correspond to the benchmarks specified by the European Framework for Language Learning, Teaching and Evaluation as well as the
Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).
You need to take all 4 exams.
The exam is organized on 1 Half day or 1 full day depending on the number of candidates, as the speaking part is individual. It is
not possible to change the time of your exam. There will probably be some waiting time between some of your examination parts.
Please respect the schedule you receive as we are on a tight schedule and plan to arrive onsite 15 minutes before your first exam
How many points do I get with my results ?
For your information you can use the following document to better understand the equivalent between your TCF results and the NCLC score
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Exam Dates for 2021
UPDATE COVID -19 : you can register for future sessions but please be advised that we may need to cancel them depending on
COVID-19 situation and reopening phases.
September 10th - registration closed
October 15th - registration closed
November 19th - registration open
Registrations are closing 1 month before the exam on the exact date. It is not possible to enroll afterwards.
Space is very limited.
Please respect the schedule you receive as we are on a tight schedule and plan to arrive onsite 15 minutes before your first exam.
You will receive your official notification by email 1 week before the exam. Please check the email you use to register. Only the times on
this notification must be taken into account, the information on your invoice is only informative.
Your registration is complete only IF we have receive both the registration form and the payment.
The deadline to register for an exam, make a payment and submit the form is 1 calendar month before the exam. We will
NOT register you Officially for the exam if the payment has not been made or if we don't have all the information required on
We have limited spots for each date and some exams fill quickly.
You will not be able to change or modify the registration after that date.
Be aware that the results are received about 2 months after the exam.
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