Skill integration

Building Integrated Skills – a Model for Action (1992)

In the early 1990s, workers in the unionized sector of the British Columbia construction industry were finding that changing technology required them to read more difficult materials and to use more complex mathematical concepts. SkillPlan was developed in March 1991 to improve workers' basic skills to meet the demands of the new technology.

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2013-11-13

Meeting the Challenge (2005)

A Guide to Working with Essential Skills

This resource highlights the importance of Essential Skills, those basic skills that we use every day to take part in activities of daily living and to do the tasks required in our job. This guide provides information on a number of programs, tools, best practices, applications, initiatives and pilot projects from across Canada that focus on Essential Skills.

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2008-09-30

Training Activities (2005)

This short guide is designed to help employers incorporate essential skills into workplace training. The essential skills include thinking, working with others, document use, oral communication, reading, writing, numeracy, continuous learning, and computer use. Activities that focus on each of these nine skills are provided. They can be used in formal or informal training to help employees improve their essential skills.

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2008-04-04

Tapping the Potential: A Statistical Profile of Ottawa's Immigrant Workforce (2003)

Background report for Joint Project on Integrating Foreign Trained Workers into the Labour Market

Immigrants make up a significant and growing share of Ottawa's workforce. Each year, thousands of highly educated professionals make Ottawa their home. Unfortunately, many of these newcomers face a difficult and lengthy transition into careers and positions commensurate with their education and skills. For some, the transition never happens.

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2007-05-28

Interim Report for the Integration of Internationally-Trained Workers Project (2003)

This project’s overall goal is "to develop a community-based strategy aimed at facilitating the accreditation and integration of internationally-trained workers into the Ottawa economy." The report looks at workplace barriers facing foreign-trained workers and offers some strategies and solutions to help integrate skilled workers, new to Canada, into the labour market.

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2007-04-04
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