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TEF to CLB Converter

How to convert TEF scores to CLB levels?

Our TEF to CLB calculator will help you convert your language test results from TEF 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 d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada)
Test score equivalency chart
CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 263-277 393-415 316-333 393-415
9 248-262 371-392 298-315 371-392
8 233-247 349-370 280-297 349-370
7 207-232 310-348 249-279 310-348
6 181-206 271-309 217-248 271-309
5 151-180 226-270 181-216 226-270
4 121-150 181-225 145-180 181-225

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:

TEF 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 speak French, you can include your TEF test results in the application.

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