Effective December 11, 2023, new scoring guidelines apply for tests taken on or after this date. The revised TEF Canada equivalency chart is now categorized into three distinct periods based on when the test was taken.

  • The latest TEF score equivalency chart, applicable from December 11, 2023:
CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
CLB10 546-699 558-699 546-699 556-699
CLB9 503-545 512-557 503-545 518-555
CLB8 462-502 472-511 462-502 494-517
CLB7 434-461 428-471 434-461 456-493
CLB6 393-433 379-427 393-433 422-455
CLB5 352-392 330-378 352-392 387-421
CLB4 306-351 268-329 306-351 328-386
  • The previous TEF score equivalency chart, valid for tests taken between October 1, 2019, and December 10, 2023, had slightly different scoring requirements.
CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
CLB10 566-699 566-699 566-699 566-699
CLB9 533-565 533-565 533-565 533-565
CLB8 500-532 500-532 500-532 500-532
CLB7 450-499 450-499 450-499 450-499
CLB6 400-449 400-449 400-449 400-449
CLB5 350-399 350-399 350-399 350-399
CLB4 300-349 300-349 300-349 300-349
  • The TEF score equivalency chart, valid for tests taken before September 30, 2019:
CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
CLB10 263-300 393-450 316-360 393-450
CLB9 248-262 371-392 298-315 371-392
CLB8 233-247 349-370 280-297 349-370
CLB7 207-232 310-348 249-279 310-348
CLB6 181-206 271-309 217-248 271-309
CLB5 151-180 226-270 181-216 226-270
CLB4 121-150 181-225 145-180 181-225

Additionally, the Test de Connaissance du Français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) serves as an alternative to the TEF Canada for French language proficiency assessment.

TCF Canada Equivalency Chart

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
CLB 10 and above 549-699 16-20 549-699 16-20
CLB9 524-548 14-15 523-548 14-15
CLB8 499-523 12-13 503-522 12-13
CLB7 453-498 10-11 458-502 10-11
CLB6 406-452 7-9 398-457 7-9
CLB5 375-405 6 369-397 6
CLB4 342-374 4-5 331-368 4-5

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