Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.
Through extensive research, the Government of Canada and other national and international agencies have identified and validated nine Essential Skills. These skills are used in nearly every occupation and throughout daily life in different ways and at different levels of complexity.
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There are nine Essential Skills:
- Reading Text
- Document Use
- Working with Others
- Continuous Learning
- Thinking Skills
- Computer Use
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