ALL 2003 Key Research Findings and HRSD Implications (2005)

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This PowerPoint presentation looks at the implications for Canada of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey of 2003. Because the international document did not provide basic statistics for Canada, many new charts for Canada were created for this presentation.

The author examines the level of literacy proficiency in the Canadian working-age population; the proficiency of Canadians in different component skills; how Canadians compare internationally; factors affecting literacy proficiency; and how literacy performance is distributed in the Canadian population.

The findings contain both good news and areas of concern. On the plus side, Canada maintained its average literacy score between 1994 and 2003. However, the author points out that while the proportion of Canadians with lower literacy skills remained the same, the number of people at that level rose to 9 million because any improvement was slower than the rate of population change.

As well, immigrants, particularly recent immigrants and immigrants whose mother tongue is neither English nor French, did poorly in the survey.

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Satya Brink and Ph.D.. ALL 2003 Key Research Findings and HRSD Implications 2005. Web. 5 Feb. 2023 <>
Satya Brink & Ph.D. (2005). ALL 2003 Key Research Findings and HRSD Implications. Retrieved February 5, 2023, from
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