By Occupation

Looking to be a Nurse? A Welder? Or perhaps an Office Administrator? A number of provincial and federal resources have been created that showcase occupational profiles and list the associated skill levels required for each respective occupation.

To find out how your skills apply to a particular occupation, or to browse the variety of occupations available, visit these resources:

Employment and Social Development Canada - Jobs and Training

Employment and Social Development Canada's Jobs and Training site provides links and resources relevant to education, training, skills development and employment in Canada.  The site contains resources targeted to immigrants, Aboriginals, apprentices, and temporary foreign workers, in addition to general or labour market, employment and training resources.

Employment and Social Development Canada - Essential Skills Profiles

The Essential Skills Profiles describe how workers in various occupations use each of the key essential skills.  The profiles include a brief description of the occupation along with examples of tasks that illustrate how each skill is applied.  The profiles also contain complexity ratings that indicate the level skill needed for successful employment.

Working in Canada

Working in Canada is the Government of Canada's leading source for jobs and labour market information. It offers users free occupational and career information such as job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks. The site can help people search for work, make career decisions, see what jobs will be in demand, and much more.

Working in Canada - Revised Short Form Profiles

The Government of Canada recently revised and updated the Essential Skills Profiles to ensure the content is current and easy to use. Essential Skills Profiles are an important source of information in building a workforce that includes all kinds of skilled workers. The profiles have many purposes and can influence workers and learners in different ways, while helping prepare them for success at work. They can be used directly with individuals, and can also help build research, standards and curriculum.




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