Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Meeting the Challenge (2005)

A Guide to Working with Essential Skills

This resource highlights the importance of Essential Skills, those basic skills that we use every day to take part in activities of daily living and to do the tasks required in our job. This guide provides information on a number of programs, tools, best practices, applications, initiatives and pilot projects from across Canada that focus on Essential Skills.

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Building on our Competencies: (2005)

Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey

This report presents the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) that measured the proficiencies in literacy, numeracy and problem solving of the Canadian population. It shows the skills distributions of the population of each of the ten provinces and three territories and of specific subpopulations, such as immigrants, Aboriginal peoples and minority language groups.

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