As we wrote yesterday, starting December 5, 2011 all the candidates for immigration under the Quebec Skilled Worker category must pass a language test prior to submitting their files. Today we are publishing some updates the government made.

We received many questions about the topic, so here are few clarifications:

  • The submitted test result must be obtained in the past 2 years
  • The main applicant has to pass both French and English tests, the secondary applicant – the French one only
  • If you do not submit the original language test result, no points will be awarded for the language factor. However you may qualify without it if you obtain the minimum necessary points
  • Submitting language test results = no interview? Not necessarily, depending on the points you obtain you may or may not be required to present yourself for an interview with a Quebec immigration officer
  •  Those who obtain a A1, A2 or B1 level at the French test are considered non-francophones, and those who obtain B2 or higher – francophones

Here are the language tests accepted by MICC:
French:
TEFAQ
TCFQ
TEF
TCF
DELF and DALF diplomas

English:
IELTS only

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4 Responses to “Language tests mandatory for Quebec Skilled Workers – Part II”

  1. Ankit Shah says:

    Hi,

    My name is Ankit shah. I done toeic exam and i got 890 score just before 1 one month so it is eligible for quebec skill worker visa.

    Please reply me asap.

    Thanks,
    Ankit shah.

    • Dear Ankit,

      Please note that in order to obtain points for your English knowledge there is only one test approved by the Quebec government – IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

      There is no minimum level of English or French required, it depends on your profile whether you qualify or not with your current level. If you would like us to evaluate your chances, please complete the free-assessment form on our website.

      Good luck!

  2. Dima says:

    I think, that the date is 6 december!!

    • Thank you very much for your comment, indeed the dates published on the Immigration Quebec website now speak of December 6. The announcement was made on December 5 and deemed to be official on that date. However because the information took some time to be published in the Quebec government websites and in order to make the transition easier, the new policy applied to applications submitted since December 6. There even has been some flexibility for applications sent a few days after that date.

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