Canadian GED Tips for Newcomers to Canada

Part of the The Canadian GED For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Canadian General Education Development (GED) tests are generally provided in English and require a level of English understanding equal to that of most Grade 12 students. If you are new to Canada, consider these factors before signing up to take the GED.

  • Check with your local test centre to see what languages are offered for the GED. Although the GED test is also available in French and Spanish, not all test centres offer the test in all languages.

  • If English isn’t your first language and you have trouble reading it, consider taking some English classes to improve your skills before taking the GED.

  • Some test centres require you to prove that you can read English, and they may require you to take an English as a second language (ESL) test in addition to the GED test. To find out if your jurisdiction requires the ESL test, contact your local testing centre or the provincial administrator.

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