Job skills

Essential Skills for Success as an Automotive Service Technician (2009)

This fact sheet, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), explains how an auto service technician would use Essential Skills to carry out everyday tasks.

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2013-03-26

Essential Skills for Success as a Carpenter (2009)

This fact sheet, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), explains how a carpenter would use Essential Skills to carry out everyday tasks.

For instance, a carpenter would need the Essential Skill of reading for project specifications and notes on blueprints while the skill of oral communication would be needed to talk with the owner about potential changes.

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2013-03-12

Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Machinist (2010)

The authors of this booklet follow a machinist in the aerospace industry through a typical day to illustrate how he uses Essential Skills in his work.

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2013-02-15

The skills gap in Canada: The knowledge intensity of Canadians' jobs is growing rapidly (2006)

Lessons in Learning - December 21, 2006

The rising level of competition facing Canadian firms, combined with changes in production technologies and changes in the nature and organization of work, are all driving increases in the knowledge intensity of jobs in Canada.

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2013-02-01

The Haves and Have Nots of Canada's Labour Market (2012)

In Focus - December 3, 2012

This discussion paper focuses on the mismatch between employment skills and labour supply in Canada, with both labour surpluses and labour shortages evident, depending upon the sector.

The author points out that on the one hand, jobs go unfilled for long stretches because of the lack of qualified applicants. But for a number of occupations, employment opportunities are becoming scarcer.

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2013-01-22

Essential Skills for Success as a Welder (2009)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to explain how Essential Skills are used in a particular trade.

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2013-01-17

Essential Skills for Success as a Sheet Metal Worker (2009)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to explain how Essential Skills are used in a particular trade.

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2013-01-11

Creating the learners society needs: An examination of knowledge building (2007)

Lessons in Learning - September 6, 2007

Although Canadian workers have more education than ever before, numerous surveys of business leaders suggest that employers are dissatisfied with their employees’ so-called “soft” skills, such as teamwork, problem-solving, communication skills, and self-motivation. Recent research suggests that a learning strategy called knowledge building can help students acquire and develop these skills.

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2013-01-10

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Utilization in Canadian Workplaces (2008)

This brief document summarizes a Statistics Canada study that used data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to examine the issue of the under-utilization of literacy skills in the Canadian workplace.

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2013-01-07

Essential Skills for Success as a Plumber (2009)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to explain how Essential Skills are used in a particular trade.

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2013-01-04

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