Quebec Language Criterion

Quebec Immigration – Language Proficiency

Post Aug 1, 2013 point system

Up to 22 points

French Language
French Proficiency Low Beginner (A1) High Beginner (A2) Low Intermediate (B1) High Intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C2)
Listening 0 points 0 points 0 points 5 points Delf 16/25 6 points 7 points
Speaking 0 points 0 points 0 points 5 points Delf 16/25 6 points 7 points
Reading 0 points 0 points 0 points 1 point Delf 16/25 1 point 1 point
Writing 0 points 0 points 0 points 1 point Delf 16/25 1 point 1 point
Maximum

16   points

 

English Language
English Proficiency Beginner (CLB 1-4) Intermediate (CLB 5-8) Advanced (CLB 9-12)
Listening 0 points 1 point (IELTS 5 bands) 2 points (IELTS 8 Bands)
Speaking 0 points 1 point (IELTS 5 bands) 2 points (IELTS 7 bands)
Reading 0 points 1 point (IELTS 4 bands) 1 point (IELTS 7 bands)
Writing 0 points 1 point (IELTS 5 bands) 1 point (IELTS 7 bands)
Maximum

6   points

 

Pre Aug 1, 2013 French Language point system

French Proficiency Low Beginner High Beginner Low Intermediate High Intermediate Advanced
Listening 1 point 3 points 4 points 6 points 8 points
Speaking 1 point 3 points 4 points 6 points 8 points
Maximum 16 points

 

English Language
English Proficiency Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Listening 1 point 2 points 3 points
Speaking 1 point 2 points 3 points
Maximum 6 points


French Language Proficiency:

BEGINNER LEVELS:
LOW Beginner

  • Listening: Able to understand short statements (commonly used phrases);
  • Speaking: Able to express basic needs.

HIGH Beginner

  • Listening: Able to understand practical information of everyday life;
  • Speaking: Able to make yourself understood in familiar and foreseeable situations.

INTERMEDIATE LEVELS:
LOW Intermediate

  • Listening: Able to understand significant information about familiar and foreseeable situations;
  • Speaking: Able to express yourself in a comprehensible manner on subjects related to everyday life.

HIGH Intermediate

  • Listening: Understand detailed information about subjects you are familiar with, or concrete and abstract subjects;
  • Speaking: Can clearly express yourself on subjects related to your areas of interest.

ADVANCED LEVEL:
Advanced

  • Listening: Understand detailed information related to social and professional life;
  • Speaking: Can confidently and precisely express yourself on a variety of subjects.