Essential Skills

Skills Canada NL


The Government of Canada and other national and international agencies have developed nine essential skills that are needed for work, learning and life. Continuous Learning, Document Use, Oral Communication, Digital, Numeracy, Reading Text, Thinking, Working With Others and Writing are the nine essential skills needed for work and learning; however, they also help individuals evolve with their jobs and allow for change in the workplace.

Essential Skills are especially important to technical training and that's why Skills/Compétences Canada and its member organizations are working together to promote these nine essential skills to Canadian youth.