Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)

Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – FundyPros Specialty Construction (2011)

A New Brunswick construction company’s “School of Excellence” builds the leadership capacity of its supervisors by supporting them as they develop their essential skills.

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2013-09-05

How do Essential Skills Profiles relate to the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system? Interview with Amy Read [Audio – 15:48] (2013)

Essential Skills Profiles and the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system are both tools developed and used by the Government of Canada.

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2013-08-27

Summary - Consultation Report: Defining Canada's Needs for a Nationally Funded Network of Adult Literacy and Essential Skills Organizations (2012)

In March 2012, the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) began a consultation process aimed at identifying priority areas that the federal government should be supporting through a pan-Canadian network to promote adult Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in Canada. This document outlines the methodology used for the process, along with key findings that emerged from it.

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2013-07-30

Living the Canadian Dream [Video - 1:36] (2011)

This video offers a brief look at how Engineers Canada, the national licensing body for the profession, works with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to assess the credentials of internationally trained engineers.

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2013-05-29

Numeracy Research: Next steps - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 1:11] (2011)

This audio file is the last of an eight-part podcast series produced by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), describing a research project that will help to update the numeracy element of the Essential Skills framework.

Here, OLES policy analyst Katherine Clarke-Nolan discusses the next steps after the completion of the numeracy research project.

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2013-05-28

Second Chance [Video - 1:28] (2011)

This video, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), focuses on a man who got a second chance at life after alcohol and drug addiction cost him everything.

At one point, he owned three companies. After years of addiction, he lost his businesses and his home, and was in danger of losing his daughter.

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2013-05-23

Numeracy Research: Proposed numeracy framework - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 2:15] (2011)

This is the seventh part of a podcast series developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), part of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), to provide information about a research project that will help to update the numeracy element of the Essential Skills framework.

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2013-05-22

It's Never Too Late [Video - 1:34 ] (2011)

This video focuses on a woman who trained for a new, more rewarding job after an injury forced her out of the old one. She had worked for years in the stockroom of a bookstore but, after an injury, wasn’t able to return to the heavy lifting required in her old job.

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2013-05-17

Numeracy Research: Recommendations – Complexity levels - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 3:05] (2011)

This audio file is part of a podcast series developed by Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), describing a research project that will help to update the numeracy element of the Essential Skills framework.

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2013-05-15

Numeracy Research: Recommendations - Numeracy concepts - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 1:42] (2011)

This podcast is the fifth in a series of eight prepared by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). The series outlines the research on numeracy that is part of the Essential Skills Research Project, undertaken to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

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2013-05-07

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