Awareness Tools - HRSDC

What is the Essential Skills Research Project? (2005)

In this short document, Human Resources and Social Development Canada briefly describes the Essential Skills Research Project (ESRP) that the federal government launched in the early 1990s and what has been achieved since this project began. The ESRP identified nine Essential Skills: reading text, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking skills, computer use and continuous learning.

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2008-04-15

What are Essential Skills profiles? (2005)

This one-page fact sheet would be useful to anyone unfamiliar with Essential Skills profiles. In this fact sheet, Human Resources and Social Development Canada provides basic information about Essential Skills profiles by answering the following questions:

What are Essential Skills profiles?
What do profiles include?
How can profiles be used?
Who uses these profiles?

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2008-04-15

Living and Learning (2006)

Essential Skills Success Stories

Taking time to work on Essential Skills often leads to success in the workplace and at home. It offers workers a bright future, while greatly improving day-to-day life. Essential Skills help people to carry out different tasks, give them a starting point for learning other skills, and help them adjust to change. This booklet includes six real stories about Canadian workers who have taken time to work on their Essential Skills.

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2008-04-15

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