French Language Proficiency Requirements

Language Proficiency Requirements

Positions with the PEI government could require different French oral proficiency levels to deliver services in French, supporting the provincial French Language Services Act.

A bilingual designated position is a position which requires the knowledge and use of the English and French language in order for the duties of that position to be performed satisfactorily.

Candidates applying for a designated bilingual position with the provincial government must have achieved the Advanced level on the French Language Oral Proficiency ScaleThe level must be confirmed with an oral proficiency evaluation before the position is offered.

Incumbents of a bilingual designated position are required to maintain at least an Advanced level of speaking proficiency.  Incumbents with an Advanced Plus level or higher are granted an exemption from future oral proficiency testing.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

French Language Services
Public Service Commission
PO Box 2000
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown PE  C1A 1N7

Telephone: (902) 368-4168
Fax: (902) 368-4383

Published date: 
March 2, 2020
Public Service Commission

General Inquiries

Public Service Commission
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4080
Fax: 902-368-4383