Whether you're interested in learning more about literacy or essential skills, we've put together a list of valuable resources to help you along on your journey.

•  Office of Skills for Success

Literacy and essential skills information is provided by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills. Through extensive research, the Government of Canada, along with other national and international agencies, has identified and validated key literacy and essential skills. These skills are used in nearly every job and throughout daily life in different ways and at varying levels of complexity.

Click here to read Bow Valley College's Response to the Skills for Success launch.

SkillPlan (British Columbia Construction Industry Skills Improvement Council)

SkillPlan is a not-for-profit organization with over twenty years of experience providing workplace education consulting services and essential skills resources to the construction industry and other sectors.

Bow Valley College

Located in Calgary, Alberta Bow Valley College (BVC) delivers programs and skills that assist students in finding lasting employment. Founded in 1965, Bow Valley College has helped more than 300,000 learners build successful careers.

Copian - Canada's Adult Literacy Database

Copian represents the evolution of the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD). For almost 25 years, Copian played a key role in the Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) field. While Copian closed its doors in 2015, access to their digital LES library is still available.

ABC Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that inspires Canadians to increase their literacy skills. We connect and mobilize business, unions, government, communities and individuals to support lifelong learning and achieve our goals through leadership in programs, communications and partnerships.

Educational Testing Service

A non-profit organization, at ETS we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at more than 9,000 locations worldwide.

Industry Canada

Industry Canada works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

Statistics Canada

Under the Statistics Act, Statistics Canada is required to "collect, compile, analyse, abstract and publish statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities and conditions of the people of Canada." Statistics Canada has two main objectives: to provide statistical information and analysis about Canada's economic and social structure; and to promote sound statistical standards and practices.



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