Northwest Territories CAEC Test

Canadian GED Replaced by CAEC

In all Canadian provinces and territories, the Canadian GED exam was replaced by the Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) on May 3, 2024. Earlier GED results can be used for the CAEC for three years. For more details, check here.

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In Canada’s Northwest Territories, CAEC testing is free. The 5-test CAEC exam is only open to NorthwestTerritories residents who are Canadian citizens or who have been residents for at least a 6-month period.

In Northwest Territories, CAEC applicants must be 18 years old or older to qualify for the exam. In the Northwest Territories, there is no exception for underage test-takers.

CAEC hopefuls in Northwest Territories do not first have to attend a CAEC prep class or attain a passing score on a practice test before they are allowed to register for the exam.

However, as the CAEC test is quite challenging, it is advised that you get optimally prepared. A good way to do so is by attending Canadian online CAEC classes like the accredited program developed by Onsego Prep.

Perhaps you are thinking about writing the CAEC exam in a different province or territory, but please be aware that not all provinces and territories allow people from out of province to sit for the exam. So please check carefully if the province that you have in mind allows you to sit for the exam.

In Northwest Territories, you can write the CAEC exam on a computer or in a paper-based format. You also have the option to switch between paper-based and computer-formatted testing. If, for example, you passed parts of the exam pre-pandemic on paper, you can complete the remaining sections on a computer, if you prefer.

Onsego provides accredited CAEC online classes but does not administer the actual test. For more information about the Northwest Territories CAEC testing, <- check here.

What’s on the CAEC exam?

On the Canadian CAEC exam, there are five separate subject tests that assess a candidate’s knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Language Arts Writing, Language Arts Reading, Science, and Social Studies.

Each of these five subject tests has topics that range from easy to moderate or advanced.

Is the CAEC hard?

If you prepare well, the CAEC exam doesn’t need to be that hard. We work with the comprehensive, accredited online CAEC prep course designed by Onsego, which GED Testing Service® (the publisher of the GED exam) recognizes as one of only 20 courses that are totally in line with the current GED test. It is also a perfect solution to get all set for the Canadian CAEC exam.

So, if you’re optimally prepared, the CAEC exam isn’t really hard at all. Most students find Math the most difficult subject, but the Onsego course includes a free calculator program as well. If you learn how to work with the calculator, you’ll be able to solve most Math problems just by using the calculator! Isn’t that great?

On the other hand, CAEC testing is pretty hard because the five sub-exams are time tests and very time-pressured. But again, if you prepare well with the proper resources, the exam will get quite easy.

How to best prepare

So, getting optimally prepared is the key to your success on the CAEC exam. How much time you’ll need to get ready for the five CAEC sub-exams depends partly on your former education and to what extent you are committed to learning for the exam.

There are several methods to get optimally prepared. If you learn better when an instructor explains the CAEC topics and keeps you focused, attending a CAEC prep class in a brick-and-mortar facility would be your best choice.

If, on the other hand, you can study independently and are self-disciplined, you may best benefit from online CAEC programs. These days, there are a few fantastic CAEC prep programs. Online learning allows you to study where and when you prefer.

Contact information:

Government of the Northwest Territories
Department of Education, Culture, and Employment
CAEC Administrator
P.O. Box 132, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Phone: 867.920.8939