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Earn your high school equivalency certificate (GED)

GED testing ends in Canada

GED testing in Canada will end after May 3, 2024. If you have already registered to write the test, PTP will continue to provide you support until then. Please see the links below for more information:

What is the GED?

The General Education Development (GED) certificate is recognized across Canada as proof of having high school-level knowledge and skills. It is sometimes called the Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate. You obtain the GED by taking five standardized tests in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. The tests are administered by a trained provider and the Ontario Ministry of Education issues you a certificate. Depending on the program or job requirements, a college, university, or employer may accept the GED in place of a high school certificate.

How we help you prepare

At PTP, we help prepare you to write the GED through our free upgrading programs. Instructors work with you on GED-related material and our staff offer counselling and guidance on your pathway to GED. If you are not sure what your options are, contact us to talk about what you can expect from our program.

Time, cost and location


You can take part if you:

  • have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • are 18 or older
  • have grade 12 or less

Contact us

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