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What is the TCF Canada?

Test de Connaissance du Français for Canadian Immigration, TCF CANADA is intended for anyone 16 years of age or over, regardless of their nationality or native tongue, needing to certify their level of French as part of the procedures for economic immigration to Canada or for obtaining Canadian citizenship. Therefore, the applicant must file a case with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

TCF CANADA is an accredited test from IRCC and will also be recognized by the Ministry of Inclusion, Francization and Immigration (MIFI) for an immigration application in the province of Québec from May 1, 2022.

There is no exemption case for TCF Canada.

TCF Canada Format:

French language skills Skills Format Duration
Listening comprehension: computer-based collective test39 multiple-choice questions (4 answer choices, one correct answer)35 minutes
Reading comprehension: computer-based collective test39 multiple-choice questions (4 answer choices, one correct answer)60 minutes
Written expression: computer-based collective test3 exercises60 minutes
Oral expression: individual face-to-face test with an examiner3 exercises12 minutes

For more information: https://www.france-education-international.fr/test/tcf-canada?langue=fr


FEI receives all the exam material of the session and results will be sent to AF Lagos within 15 working days from the day of the exam. The certificate of results (2 years validity) will then be available to be collected at AF Lagos only. For each person, only one copy of their certificate will be given to them, therefore we recommend you make your own copies.


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Online exercises

You can find a lot of examples here : https://www.tcfca.com

Online activities

Here is a list of links where you will find grammar lessons, activities and self-assessment exercises to improve yourself and to evaluate your level of French:




Candidate’s guide

You have to read it carefully BEFORE coming to the session.



1. Register online on our website here

2. Wait for your confirmation email, to be received during the week following your registration.

2. Any question? Please feel free to contact our Exams Director: certification.lagos@afnigeria.org


There shall be no postponement or refund once registration of any exams is over. If candidate is unable to present himself or herself, preplanned or unforeseen absence, no refund or no credit will be possible.

*Please note that Alliance Française de Lagos cannot be held accountable if a candidate (student or external) register for an examination that is not suitable for his level on his own decision and/or against our recommendations.

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