Second language evaluation in the federal public service

Learn about second language tests in the public service and how to prepare.

Services and information

Oral Language Assessment

Find out about the test, preparation, and results.

Test of written expression (supervised)

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

Test of reading comprehension (supervised)

Find out about the 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.

Unsupervised test of written expression New!

Learn about this online test administered through the Candidate Assessment Tool.

Unsupervised test of reading comprehension New!

Learn about this online test administered through the Candidate Assessment Tool.

Candidate Assessment Tool New!

Find out how to use this tool to take an unsupervised test of written expression or reading comprehension.

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

Learn about this online test administered through the Public Service Resourcing System.

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

Learn about this online test administered through the Public Service Resourcing System.

Assessment accommodation

Learn how to request adapted measures for any disability or other condition that could affect your performance on the test.

Information for managers and human resources specialists

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

Did you know?

The Public Service Commission of Canada has published many open datasets to the Government of Canada‚Äôs Open Government Portal. 

You can visit the Open Government Portal and search for open data including Public Service Commission datasets on second language evaluations.

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