Skills Assessment

The Skills Assessment is offered to applicants who do not meet program entrance requirements. Applicants who do not have the sufficient recognized educational documentation may require further assessment. The Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) measures your skill level in the areas of Math and English to help determine your academic readiness for post-secondary programs.

The assessment of Math will measure number operations and problem solving. The assessment of English will measure vocabulary and reading comprehension and is not a measure of language proficiency. It is required that you submit your application online first and we will assess to see if you will be required to write the CAAT. We will send you an email letting you know which test you are required to take. You will then schedule a time and date and a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Government-issued Photo ID is required to take the Skills Assessment.


There are no fees associated with the CAAT if this will be your first time writing the CAAT. Any retakes however, will require $42 per test.

If you need to practice or brush up on your math skills you can find help at the following links:

Please see below for additional information and resources:

Getting Ready for the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT)

Math Practice

Math Levels C and D


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