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Essential Skills

Have you heard about the 9 Essential Skills that are required in nearly every profession? These skills carry varying levels of complexity and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change! 


The Government of Canada has outlined these essential skills as critical in a person’s career development and workplace education! 

The 9 Essential Skills are:

  1. Numeracy

  2. Oral Communication

  3. Working with Others

  4. Continuous Learning

  5. Reading Text

  6. Writing

  7. Thinking

  8. Document Use

  9. Digital Skills

For more information on Essential Skills and how they apply to different careers, visit the Skills Canada website below.