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What's the difference between TEF and TCF?

Last Updated: 1st April, 2021

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TCF Canada is for anyone who wishes to initiate the process for permanent economic immigration or Canadian citizenship through IRCC. TEF is for candidates wishing to assess their level of proficiency in French for immigration applications to Canada or Quebec, or Canadian citizenship applications.

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Accordingly, which one is easier TEF or TCF?

For me, the writing and the speaking parts of the TEF are easier. The TEF exam has only 2 tasks for the speaking and writing sections. In contrast, the TCF has 3 tasks for speaking and writing sections.

Subsequently, question is, what is the difference between TEF and TEF Canada? It should be OK as you've done the Reading, Listening, Written, and Oral tests. I believe the difference between TEF and TEF Canada is that TEF has the Grammar test, which is not required for CIC, while TEF Canada has only the 4 required tests.

One may also ask, what is the difference between TEF and TCF?

TEF/TEFaQ/TCF/TCFQ. The main difference between these two types is that the latter is one single test where your score will determine the number of points awarded for French language proficiency. Since both TEF and TEFaQ results are valid for two years from the date, you took the test.

What is TCF French test?

The Test de connaissance du français (TCF) is a language placement test for non-native speakers of French. It is administered by the Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP) for the French Ministry of Education. Level C1 and C2 indicate advanced mastery of French.

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Sumaya Grohsfeld

Professional

Is TEF exam easy?

The TEF Canada exam requires a certain level if you really want it to be effective and useful for you (reach level 7 minimum). The oral and writing comprehension is usually not to hard because it is a multiple choice test. If you practice enough dictation, and reading it must be easy enough for you to get a good score.

Sallam Machelidt

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Luka Kordesee

Explainer

How much does TEF cost?

EXAM FEES
EXAM GENERAL PUBLIC AFDC MEMBER
TEF Canada $340 $320
TEFAQ (full exam) $340 $320
TEFAQ (listening and speaking) $190 $180
TEFAQ (any single section) $100 no discount

Larry Nithin

Explainer

How can I prepare for TEF test?

Prepare for the TEF
  1. Use the tutorials to familiarise yourself with the oral comprehension and expression sections of the TEF (in French).
  2. Familiarise yourself with the test format using the sample papers available in this section.
  3. Register for training online in collaboration with PrepMyFuture.

Jack Bibanco

Explainer

What is the minimum TEF score required for Canada immigration?

Points received under the Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program. You must obtain a minimum level of: CLB or NCLC 5 in speaking and listening abilities, and.

Zenoviy Berral

Pundit

Which language test is easy for Canada?

CELPIP test uses Canadian speakers, while IELTS test includes native speakers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and US in their Listening section. Some non-native speakers may find the CELPIP Listening section more understandable.

Raydel Croado

Pundit

How do I raise my CRS score?

Here are some ways to improve your CRS score:
  1. Improve language scores. One of the easiest ways to raise your CRS score is to focus on the language scores.
  2. Apply through a Provincial Nominee Program.
  3. Secure a LMIA-approved job offer.
  4. Make your spouse the primary applicant.
  5. Keep working.

Yasmira Mujico

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How can I increase my PR points in Canada?

There are many ways a score can be boosted while a candidate is in the Express Entry pool.
  1. Keep a broad perspective.
  2. Get a provincial nomination.
  3. Get a job offer.
  4. Hire an employment professional.
  5. Boost your education.
  6. To score Canadian education points, the candidate must have:
  7. Applying with your spouse or partner?

Eladi Oliveira

Pundit

What level of French is required for TEF?

What level of French (between A1 to C2) is required to score high in TEF exam, from the Canadian Immigration viewpoint? But if you are required to take a TEF i.e. for Quebec you need a minimum of B1 ( for low skilled jobs ) and B2 ( for several intellectual jobs ).

Taina Zona

Pundit

Is French compulsory for Quebec immigration?

Québec Immigration Programs
This program selects applicants based on a points system. French language skills are not a requirement to apply. When they have been open in the past, they did not have a specific French language requirement. Another popular Québec immigration program is the Québec Experience Program (PEQ).

Alida Kordes

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What level of French is required for Canada PR?

Canadian Experience Class
Language Abilities Minimum level
English Speaking and listening CLB 5
English Reading and writing CLB 4
French Speaking and listening NCLC 5
French Reading and writing NCLC 4

Iara Tsander

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Do I need Ielts for Quebec immigration?

Every applicant under the Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration Program is now required, with the submission of their initial application, to prove their language proficiency with official language test results. Here is the table showing how the IELTS score will correspond to points awarded by Immigration Quebec.

Zhen Gregori

Supporter

Which French exam is valid for Canada?

The Test d'Évaluation du Français (TEF Canada) is the only exam for proving proficiency in French, so if you want to claim points for French, you must take this exam. The TEF test examines four different abilities in French: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Romarey Watt

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How do I get provincial nomination?

There are two ways to apply:
  1. You contact the province or territory and apply for a nomination under their Express Entry stream.
  2. If the province or territory agrees to nominate you, you create an Express Entry profile (or update your profile if you already have one) and show you have been nominated.

Felisardo Vreede

Beginner

How much CRS score is required for Canada PR?

Six selection factors influence the assessment of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Canada point system. A score of 67 points or higher out of 100 is required for one to qualify to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Annick Hsiao

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Is TCF easier than TEF?

For me, the writing and the speaking parts of the TEF are easier. The TEF exam has only 2 tasks for the speaking and writing sections. In contrast, the TCF has 3 tasks for speaking and writing sections.

Slavko Borcke

Beginner

Which is easier TEF or Delf?

DELF A1 A2 B1 are easier and progressively difficult. TEF is equivalent to DELF B2 since express entry points are given only starting from mid range scores in TEF.

Laxman Weitzenburger

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What is e TEF?

e-TEF (electronic Test d'Évaluation de Français) is an international test that measures your overall level of proficiency in French. The e-TEF is approved by French and Canadian institutions and universities. Please refer to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for more information on immigration to Canada/Québec.