The Canadian Government will be accepting the results of the new test i.e. TCF as proof of language ability for French-Speaking Economic Immigration for candidates applying for permanent residence. The test i.e. Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) is controlled and evaluated by the French government-run Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) to test the proficiency in French. The test facility would be available at the approved test centers in Canada and in more than 150 other countries.
According to the Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques (CIEP), the TCF Canada was specially designed corresponding with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s recognized French language standards, the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC). The candidates who are eligible for economic immigration programs include the programs managed by the Express Entry System – Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class [CEC].
For example, candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Class claiming French as their preference should score on or above NCLC Level 7. TCF Canada is now recognized as second French Language recognized by IRCC other than Test d’évaluation de français (TEF Canada).