Essential Skills

Client Booklet: Numeracy – Level 2 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), that can be used to better understand the Essential Skills (ES) needed in the workplace. It is designed for use by a client to assess skills in numeracy at Level 1 complexity.

The booklet begins with a discussion of the meaning of numeracy, and instructions for doing the assessment.

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2013-12-18

Integrating Essential Skills into Apprenticeship Training: Guide for Aboriginal Stakeholders (2013)

This guide provides information on how to support the development of Essential Skills (ES) interventions in pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs aimed at Aboriginal learners.

The guide includes sections explaining how apprenticeship works and defining related terms; resources needed to establish a program; how to launch and market a program; evaluating the effectiveness of a program; and ensuring sustainability.

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2013-12-17

Environmental Scan of the Health Care Sector: A Focus on Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills – Case Study (2010)

This document outlines a project designed to discover the Literacy and Essential Skills challenges facing the health-care sector, and to see what kind of workplace literacy programming has taken place in the sector.

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2013-12-16

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

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), that can be used to better understand Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to help identify ES strengths and areas for improvement.

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2013-12-13

Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills (ELES) in the Workplace – Case Study (2012)

This report outlines a three-year project carried out in British Columbia to explore ways to embed Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approaches in three different sectors, including health care.

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2013-12-13

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Teaching the Skills That Enable Employees to Manage Change at Syncrude Canada Ltd. (2005)

In 1988, Syncrude partnered with Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta, to launch Canada’s first workplace literacy program, Effective Reading in Context (ERIC). Since then, Syncrude has built on the success of its initial program with a variety of initiatives that promote lifelong learning.

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2013-12-12

Client Booklet: Numeracy – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is designed for use by an employment counselling client to assess skills in numeracy at Level 1 complexity. It is part of a tool, developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to ensure workers have the Essential Skills to get the job done, and to inform training and career decisions.

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2013-12-06

Training Matters: A Small Investment for A Major Return (2011)

Training Matters is ABC Life Literacy Canada's official publication on workplace literacy and essential skills, profiling leaders and businesses that have initiated innovative workplace training programs.

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2013-12-06

Work Ready Tools – Non-Regulated Skilled and Semi-Skilled Occupations (2009)

Developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB), this document is one of a series of tools that can be used by human resources professionals who are helping immigrants find employment.

The target group here is immigrants seeking jobs in non-regulated skilled and semi-skilled occupations.

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2013-11-29

Building Essential Skills in the Workplace: Shaping Performance at BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. (2005)

The Workplace Learning Program (WLP) at BHP Billiton Diamonds’ remote Ekati mine site in the Northwest Territories helps to meet corporate production and safety needs, as well as the learning goals of individual workers.

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2013-11-29

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