Second language evaluation in the public service

Get information on language testing and language requirements in the public service.

COVID-19

Candidates: Due to COVID-19, all face-to-face operations at Public Service Commission test centres are postponed until further notice. This includes occupational tests, managerial and leadership assessments, and counselling sessions.

Questions and answers for Canadians

Hiring managers and human resources specialists: The Public Service Commission has developed new second language tests to help departments and agencies staff bilingual positions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Services and information

Test of oral proficiency

Find out about test and levels, preparation, scheduling and results

Self-assessment tests

Get an idea of the level you could obtain when taking the reading comprehension and written expression tests

Second language interviews for levels B and C (COVID-19) New!

Learn more about this oral test developed by the Public Service Commission as a temporary measure to staff positions while the situation related to COVID-19 is ongoing.

Assessment Accommodation

Request adapted measures for any disability or other condition that could affect your performance on the test

Test of reading comprehension

Find out about the test and levels, preparation, scheduling and results

Information for Managers and Human Resources Specialists

Explore options and resources for second language testing, costs, accommodation, results and recourse mechanisms.

Unsupervised test of reading comprehension for level B or C (COVID-19) New!

Learn more about this reading comprehension test developed by the Public Service Commission as a temporary measure to staff positions while the situation related to COVID-19 is ongoing.

Test of written expression

Find out about the test and levels, preparation, scheduling and results

Unsupervised test of written expression for level B or C (COVID-19) New!

Learn more about this written test developed by the Public Service Commission as a temporary measure to staff positions while the situation related to COVID-19 is ongoing.

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