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The Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) is a test of general French, recognised as an official proof of language proficiency by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residency applications.

DOES THE TEST INCLUDE?

The TCF CANADA is available in computer-based version.

No prior qualification is required to sit the exam. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age.

Candidates may take the test several times, allowing a minimum of 1 (one) month between two exam sessions.

The TCF TP evaluate the French skills on a scale with six levels (from A1 to C2)

The TCF Canada consists of 4 modules :

1 Listening: 35 minutes (39 questions)

2 Reading: 60 minutes (39 questions)

3 Speaking: 12 minutes (3 subjects to be covered)

4 Writing: 60 minutes (3 mandatory topics to be covered)

An official certificate of results will be delivered to the candidate from 4 to 8 weeks after the test, showing the score obtained for each module.

The results are valid for two years.

THE TCF CANADA ENABLES POINTS TO BE OBTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING SCALE:

NCLC SPEAKING LISTENING READING WRITING
10 and more C1-C2 16-20 549-699 549-699 C1-C2 16-20
9 C1 14-15 523-548 524-548 C1 14-15
8 B2 12-13 503-522 499-523 B2 12-13
7 B2 10-11 458-502 453-498 B2 10-11
6 B1 7-8-9 398-457 406-452 B1 7-8-9
5 B1 6 369-397 369-397 B1 6
4 A2 4-5 331-368 369-397 342-374 4-5

REGISTRATION FEES (4 MANDATORY MODULES)

TCF Canada
LISTENING SPEAKING READING WRITTING
100 $ 100 $ 100 $ 100 $

 

CALENDAR TCF CANADA

DAY MONTH TIME
1,2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29 and 30 June 10 am - 6 pm
2, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 29 and 30 July 10 am - 6 pm
2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31 August 10 am - 6 pm
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Important

  • A non-refundable $75 fee will be charged in the event of cancellation or rescheduling before the registration deadline (7 days before the test).

    Ex: The date of the test is May 24th, so the registration deadline in May 14th.

  • No refund or change of test date will be accepted if received after the registration deadline.
  • The candidate is responsible for bringing his own headphones or headphones.
  • In case a candidate is not allowed to enter the exam room (for example a candidate without passport), fees will not be refunded and a new application will be required after one (1) month.
  • Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.
  • No refund or credit will be granted under any circumstances past the aforementioned deadlines, unless ELC College has to cancel a session of tests, in which case an alternative exam date will be offered, or a full refund will be granted.
  • An official notification including the tests schedule and a candidate guide will be sent by email to the candidate before the test.
  • On the day of the exam, candidates must be available all day (10 am - 9 pm).

EXAMINATION DAY

Candidates must check in with the supervisor of the official centre or the invigilator(s) with their notification of schedule and their valid passport. CANDIDATES WITHOUT VALID IDENTIFICATION WILL BE REFUSED TO ACCESS THE EXAMINATION; NO EXCEPTION WILL BE MADE.

After the identity check, the head of the official centre or the invigilator(s) will direct the candidates to their assigned seats in the examination room.

Exams are computer-based. Candidates must leave their piece of ID visibly on the table for the entirety of the test so that identity checks can be performed throughout the test.

During the entire examination, no exits will be permitted, unless in case of emergency or health issue previously informed by the candidate and justified with a medical certificate.

During the entirety of the exams, communication amongst candidates or the outside will not be permitted

Candidates arriving late will not be allowed in the examination room once the examination has started.

In the event of fraud or misconduct by a candidate (disturbing the examination procedure, communication or attempt to communicate with other candidates or the outside…), candidates expose themselves to immediate removal from the examination room as well as a ban from taking the test for a period that will be determined by the France Éducation international.

AFTER THE TEST

  • An official certificate of results will be available from 4 to 8 weeks after the test.
  • ELC College will contact the candidates as soon as the certificates of results are ready to be picked up in person during our office hours.
  • If you wish to receive your certificate of results by mail, please provide a pre-stamped envelope (31.8 cm x 24.1 cm / 12.5″x9.5″) with your full name, complete address and sufficient postage. Registered mail only (i.e. Priority™ or Xpresspost™). Collection of the certificate of results in person at the ELC College office: no return envelope necessary.
  • Please note that the official certificate of results is the only document that can be used for immigration purposes for Canada.
  • No duplicate of the certificate of results will be delivered.