-- 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).
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).