The TEF provides confirmation of one's level of competency in French in any professional, academic or mobility-related context, and in particular for:
--- For migrating to Canada and obtaining Canadian citizenship with the TEF Canada
--- For migrating to Quebec with the TEF Québec – TEFAQ
--- Studying in France with the TEF Études
The tests are evaluated on a scale with 7 levels, from level 0 (most basic competencies) to level 6 (complete fluency).
This scale relates to the 6 levels (A1 to C2) of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and to the 12 levels of the Canadian Language Benchmarks.