TCF Quebec

If you are applying to immigrate to Quebec and want to be tested to gain formal recognition for your competency in the French language you can choose from a range of options.

The Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities (MICC) in Quebec has accredited the TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) for Quebec as a test of competency in the French language for the purposes of an official immigration application. Furthermore, the Quebec authorities also recognise the TCF, accompanied by an oral test, as well as the DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française).

These qualifications have been developed by the "Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques" (CIEP), a national public institution under the French Ministry of Education. All of the tests conform to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

The “TCF for Quebec”, has been specially designed to be consistent with the standards of the Ministry of Immigration (MICC) of Quebec, and is only intended for people wishing to settle in Quebec. The TCF  allows you to evaluate your level of French. The Alliance Française de Sydney is the only accredited institution in Sydney to deliver this test.

Your TCF for Quebec certificate is only valid for your immigration application. You cannot use it, for example, for admission to a French university.

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The "TCF for Quebec" is comprised of 1 to 4 examinations.
It assesses proficiency in standard French language in :

Listening : 29 multiple choice questions

Speaking : 3 tasks organised in increasing order of difficulty

Reading : 29 multiple choice questions

Writing : 3 tasks organised in increasing order of difficulty




$100 per examination


Session 1 : Friday 15 March 2019
Session 2 : Friday 28 June 2019


Session 1 : Monday 18 February 2019 until 2pm
Session 2 : Sunday 19 May 2019 until 2pm

To download the enrolment form, click here:

Once filled, please send the form to

Please note that in order for your registration to be accepted, you will need to include a ID photo in the enrolment form.
The ID picture has to be as follow:
- Dimensions : 248 x 319mm  
- Resolution /pixel :300 PPP (high resolution)
- Format JPEG
- Must be a standard issued ID photo (e.g. driving licence, passport…)


  • The TCF is valid for 2 years from the date of taking the test.
  • You may take the TCF as many times as you wish as long as there is a gap of 60 days between examination sessions.
  • No refund or deferment is possible.
  • For more information about Canadian immigration application, visit the Canada visa website


The TCF evaluates your level of French, so if you want to give yourself every chance to succeed, you can enrol in a French course at the Alliance Française de Sydney, click here to see the courses.
You can also prepare yourself for the listening comprehension examination with two publications:
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- The official guide to the TCF with practice exercises, published by Éditions Didier.
- TCF, 250 Activités, "Le Nouvel Entraînez-vous" collection, published by CLE International

Help in preparing for the listening comprehension examination of the TCF, levels 5 and 6, can be found on:

- The RFI (Radio France International) website
- The Editions Didier website
- TV5 Monde


If your level of competency in French has already been tested and you wish to gain formal qualification for it, you can also sit the DELF or DALF.

Click here for more information on this test.

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