Canadian Online GED (CAED) Prep

Onsego offers Canadian online GED and CAED classes. The Canadian GED Test is being replaced with the CAED exam after May 3, 2024.

Simple & Easy Canadian Online GED Classes

Get Your GED Diploma in 2 months.

The CAED test will take over the Canadian HSE (High School Equivalency) test. In some provinces, students can take the GED® test until May 3rd, 2024, while in other provinces, GED testing already stops in March.

Partial GED test results can be transferred to CAED results. Onsego online classes prepare students for both tests.

Students from Canada who join Onsego receive the Canadian version of the Social Studies course, including History and Geography. The other subjects are the same as in the US GED Test. You can read more about the transition from GED to CAEC in Canada on this page.

GED-CAEC Differences and Similarities

Let’s take a look at the differences and similarities of the GED and CAED exams.

GED Testing Service (GEDTS), the official GED® test organization, offers this exam for students worldwide, including in Canada.

The GED exam, both in the U.S. and Canadian editions, is a challenging assessment, and decent preparation is required for success. Onsego’s Canadian online GED classes will get you perfectly prepared fast and efficiently.

Upon successfully passing the five subtests in Canada, students get their Canadian High School Equivalency Diploma. This diploma has the same value as a common Canadian high school diploma.

The new, Canadian-made CAEC will cover the same content material that’s included in the Canadian GED exam.

Canadian GED Test vs. US GED Test

The GED exams in Canada and the U.S. are almost the same. The main difference is that the passage examples are related to Canadian History and Government & Civics on the Social Studies subtest. Canadian students who join Onsego receive Canadian Social Studies prep instead of the US one.

Another minor difference is that the GED in Canada offers Reading and Writing tests separately, while the GED test in the U.S. combines these two subjects into one 150-minute exam. The Canadian GED course designed by Onsego includes lessons and practice tests covering these two Language Arts modules.

How Long is the Canadian GED Exam?

For students who take the exam at a testing facility, the GED exam is administered over two days. Often, the tests are scheduled for a Friday evening and the following Saturday, with short intervals between the five tests. The U.S. GED exam can also be taken in an online format, but the Canadian GED is not offered online. The five sub-exams can be taken one at a time when the student is ready and in any order.

Individual subtest times are as follows:

  • Language Arts Writing: Part 1: multiple choice questions, 75 minutes; Part 2: writing, 45 minutes
  • Language Arts Reading: multiple choice questions, 65 minutes
  • Mathematics: multiple choice questions, 90 minutes
  • Social Studies: multiple choice questions, 70 minutes
  • Science: multiple choice questions, 80 minutes
  • Expectations are that the new CAEC exam will include similar timeframes. We will inform you in a timely manner!

GED-CAEC Canada Facts

  • The Canadian GED exam is issued by the same organization that publishes the GED exam in the U.S., GED Testing Service. This ends on May 3, 2024, when the CAEC will replace the GED exam in Canada.
  • The Canadian GED diploma is equivalent to a common Canadian High School Diploma and is accepted as such by practically all North American employers, institutions of higher education, and government agencies. This also applies to the new CAEC.
  • The contents of the Canadian and U.S. GED tests are the same except for the sections that cover History, Government & Civics, and the Canadian GED exam includes five sub-exams, while the U.S. version has four.
  • On part 1 of the Canadian GED Math test, you are allowed to use a calculator that will be provided at your test center. In part 2, you cannot use a calculator. This also applies to CAEC testing.
  • To pass the Canadian GED exam, you will have to reach at least a scaled score of 450 out of a possible 800 on each of the five GED subtests. So, an overall score of 2250 is the minimum requirement, and averaging is not possible. We will publish CAEC details as soon as they become available.

Minimum Age GED Requirements in Canada

  • In Quebec, you must be 16 years old and provide additional documentation in order to take the GED test.
  • In Alberta and Yukon Territory, you can take the GED test if you are 17 years old.
  • In Newfoundland & Labrador, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan, the minimum age is 18.
  • In Nova Scotia and Nunavut, the minimum age to qualify for GED testing is 19.
  • These age requirements will also apply to CAEC testers.

In Canada, online GED testing is not available right now. When you register on the website, you will get the possibility to choose one of the official testing centers near you. If the closest testing center is in a different province, you need to check the residency requirement for the province that you’re interested in testing in. Some provinces allow people who don’t live there to take the GED test, and others don’t.

There is no doubt that getting the GED diploma is beneficial, and the GED test is not difficult at all if you are well-prepared. With our online GED classes, you can get ready for the GED exam in a few short weeks. Give it a try. With our free resources, you can easily check if our online program suits your preferred study method well.

To summarize, you may very well use Onsego to get all set for the GED exam or for the future CAEC exam in Canada.