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TCF to CLB Converter

How to convert TCF scores to CLB levels?

Our TCF to CLB calculator will help you convert your language test results from TCF scores to CLB level using the language test equivalency charts provided by IRCC.


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The methodology

Here are the language test equivalency charts provided by IRCC that we used for the calculator:

Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)
Test score equivalency chart
CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10+ 549-699 16-20 549-699 16-20
9 524-548 14-15 523-548 14-15
8 499-523 12-13 503-522 12-13
7 453-498 10-11 458-502 10-11
6 406-452 7-9 398-457 7-9
5 375-405 6 369-397 6
4 342-374 4-5 331-368 4-5

Applicants applying for Permanent Residence to Canada and for Canadian Citizenship, are required to prove language skills by taking a language test approved by Canada immigration authority – Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) in French, is the national standards of English and French for describing, measuring and recognizing second language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada. IRCC will only process the immigration applications based on CLB. If you don’t have your language test in CLB, it must be from an agency approved by IRCC.

These are the approved language tests:

Each test evaluates and gives scores for four abilities: reading, speaking, writing and listening.

TCF is on the list of the approved language tests. So if you are applying for an immigration program within the Express Entry system such as Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or Federal Skilled Trades Program, and you have a TCF result, you can include it in the application

Using the TCF to CLB Converter, you can use the determined CLB level based on your TCF scores for your permanent residence application.