“Every act begins with a thought and nothing happens unless there’s a dream for it. We will try to catch it for you.”

-- Dr. Dolly Setia

It’s not surprising to see why so many learn French around the world, simply because it is spoken in so many countries. There could be many motives behind learning this beautiful language. A large number is inclined towards this widely spoken language due to an array of enticing career opportunities in french. The language is not only limited to academic or professional front; of all the benefits, one incredible perk is Canada PR. Canada has earned a reputation as an attractive destination for immigrants to start a life. The nation also offers a simple path to citizenship. The country has recently made a new announcement to welcome over 1.2 million permanent residents according to the immigration level plan for 2020-2023. Being a formally bilingual country, Canada has two official languages: French and English. Nearly 98% of the population speaks English, French, or both.

If you wish to settle in Canada as a permanent resident. In that case, you need to apply for one of the immigration plans like the Express Entry Program (EEP), Quebec Skilled worker Program (QSWP), Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), and others.

While the eligibility and requirements differ, language proficiency tests are essential in most situations.Canada accepts TEF Canada and TCF Canada. The two of these tests are widely accepted by almost every immigration program of Canada ranging from Express Entry Program (EEP), Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), Quebec Skilled worker Program (QSWP) to Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

Points to earn for Canada PR by giving TEF or TCF

For French as a second language, you can get 4 points if you score CLB 5/6 in all 4 abilities (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). It can rise to 12 and 24 points if you get CLB 7/8 and CLB 9/10, respectively.

Besides 4 to 24 points, you can also earn up to 50 additional points (French as your second language) if you have CLB 7 in French and CLB 5 or higher in English, and 15 extra points if you have CLB 7 in French and CLB 4 or lower in English, or not taking an English test at all.

You can get 4 points if you are at an intermediate level (B1). However, if you get CLB 7 or more (B2, C1, or C2) in all sections, you can earn 62 points.You need compulsory CLB 7 in all 4 sections. The minimum threshold is CLB7 for skill types 0 and A. To sum up, you can earn between 0 to 62 points (50 for scoring CLB 7+ and 12 for taking French as a second language) based on TEF or TCF scores.

It should be noted that there’s no considerable significance by appearing for TEF or TCF unless you are at a higher intermediate (B2) or advanced level (C1 or C2).

Test d'evaluation de fran ais pour le Canada (TEF Canada)

Test score equivalency chart

CL.B Level Reading Writing Li,stening Speaking
10 263·277 393-415 316-333 393-415
9 248·262 371·392 2911-315 371·392
8 233·247 349·370 280.297 349-370
7 207·232 310·348 249-279 310.348
6 181·206 271·309 217 248 271·309
5 151·180 226·270 181·216 226-270
4 121·150 181·225 145-180 181 225

Test de connaissance du franais pour le Canada (TCF Canada)

Test scoree quivalency chart

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 and above 549-699 16 20 549 699 16-20
8 499-523 12·13 503 522 12·13
7 453-498 10.11 458·502 10.11
6 406-452 7.9 398-457 7 9
5 375-405 6 369-397 6
4 342·374 4-5 331·368 4-5