Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)

Client's Booklet – Writing – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to promote understanding of the Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to help identify ES strengths and areas for improvement. Specifically, it is designed for use by an employment-counselling client to assess skill in writing at Level 1 complexity.

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2013-11-08

Assessor's Booklet: Writing – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool, developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to help ensure that workers have the Essential Skills to get the job done.

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2013-11-01

Client Booklet: Reading – Level 2 (2013)

This document is designed for use by an employment-counselling client to assess skill in reading at Level 2 complexity. This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to promote a better understanding of Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to help identify ES strengths and areas for improvement.

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2013-10-24

Assessor's Booklet: Reading – Level 2 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool, developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to help practitioners understand Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to do informal ES needs assessments for their clients.

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2013-10-18

Client Booklet: Reading – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to help employment counsellors carry out informal Essential Skills needs assessments. It is designed for use by a client to assess skill in reading at Level 1 complexity.

The booklet begins with a discussion of reading skills, and instructions for doing the assessment.

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2013-10-07

Assessor's Booklet: Reading – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), designed to enable career and employment counsellors to conduct informal Essential Skills (ES) needs assessments for their clients.

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2013-10-02

Introduction to an Essential Skills Needs Assessment (2012)

This tool offers career and employment counsellors a step-by-step process for conducting an informal Essential Skills (ES) needs assessment; guidance on supporting clients to make more informed decisions about training and job searches; and informal assessment questions for reading, writing, and numeracy skills.

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2013-09-25

Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – Youth Live (2011)

Youth Live was launched by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in Nova Scotia as a job and life skills development program for young people at risk, aged 16 to 30, offering them the opportunity to earn money and gain hands-on experience working in various business initiatives that protect the environment and provide services to the community.

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2013-09-19

Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – Tillsonburg & District MSC (2011)

A pilot project at the Tillsonburg & District Multi-Service Centre (MSC) in Ontario provided wraparound services to help participants overcome multiple barriers to employment, including scarce work experience and low literacy and essential skills.

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2013-09-13

Thinking Tip Sheet (2011)

This document provides tips for improving thinking skills, with a focus on problem solving, making decisions, and planning and organizing tasks.

The authors have also provided a set of practice exercises to improve thinking skills. The first three exercises focus on understanding a problem; identifying potential solutions; and choosing the best solution.

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2013-09-06

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