Building Workplace Essential Skills

Building Workplace Essential Skills (BWES) is a comprehensive essential skills curriculum for reading text, document use and numeracy. Lessons and activities contain materials from a variety of frontline occupations in Canada.


  • Comprehensive activity sets using authentic Canadian workplace materials.
  • Skill builders that improve the foundational skills needed for work and life.

BWES Overview


Building Workplace Essential Skills (BWES) is best suited to learners with skills at Level 1 to Level 3. Content is relevant to many occupations and focuses on themes such as safety and time management. The curriculum is ideal for new Canadians or individuals who are new to the workforce.


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