Essential Skills

Hiring Checklist (2005)

Human Resources and Social Development Canada has designed this hiring checklist to help employers determine if a candidate has the skills required for the position being filled. This tool is based on the following essential skills: reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking, computer use and continuous learning.

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2008-04-04

Employer Investment in Workplace Learning (2008)

Report on the Toronto Roundtable

This document reports on the first of a series of regional roundtables on employer investment in workplace learning.

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2008-04-03

Case 7 : Fish Plant Workers Responding to Globalization in North Sydney, Cape Breton (2008)

Because of increased competition, diminishing fish stocks, and a rising Canadian dollar, many fish plants in Atlantic Canada have had to down-size or even close completely in recent years, laying-off hundreds of workers.

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2008-02-14

Case 2 : How Formal and Informal Training Are Connected and Blended (2008)

A warehouse located in Edmonton, Alberta and belonging to Uni-Select, a leading distributor of auto parts in North America, is the site of the workplace program for this research project. Uni-Select offered an essential skills training program to several company employees after determining that these employees would benefit from upgrading their skills before using a new warehouse management system.

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2008-02-14

Integrating Workplace Essential Skills into Curricula: A Process Model (2005)

Workplace essential skills are the skills required in all occupations that enable people to do their work, skills that learners must have to succeed in getting and keeping employment. In recent years, educators and government funders have realized that learners benefit from instruction that integrates academic and workplace essential skills.

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2008-01-24

Relating Canadian Language Benchmarks to Essential Skills (2005)

A Comparative Framework

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Essential Skills (ES) Comparative Framework is a comprehensive comparison of two national skill standards. The CLB describes communicative ability in English as a Second Language while the ES framework describes skills that facilitate an individual’s ability to perform work functions and to carry out other life tasks.

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2007-11-05

Essential Skills for Success in College Postsecondary and Apprenticeship Programming (2007)

Part of the Learner Skill Attainment Framework Initiative

This document reports the results of a survey of faculty from Ontario colleges in which the participants have been asked to identify core skills and key tasks associated with students' successful transition to postsecondary and apprenticeship programs.

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2007-10-29

An Overview of the National Literacy Secretariat Business and Labour Partnership (2007)

Policy Digest

The Business and Labour Partnership Program is a program of the National Literacy Secretariat, Human Resources and Social Development Canada started in 1988. Its aim was to develop and sustain partnerships between business, labour, education, and government sectors that would support adult work-related literacy.

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2007-07-17

Submission by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre to the Innovation Engagement Strategy (2002)

The submission was made by The Canadian Labour and Business Centre (CLBC) for the Innovation Engagement Strategy, includes:

- Introduction
- Six discussion questions:
- Targets
- Major challenges
- Government of Canada priorities
- Innovation vision
- Commitments, actions and time lines
- National issues

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2007-05-09

Nova Scotia TriPartite Forum Proceedings - July 2005 (2005)

On July 5, 2005, the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour convened a Tripartite Forum on labour/management relations in the province. The Canadian Labour and Business Centre was asked to help to organize and facilitate the Forum.

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2007-05-09

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