Measuring Literacy & Essential Skills

Literacy and essential skills are measured on a 5 Level scale.  Level 1 represents the most basic tasks we do on the job.  Level 5 represents the most difficult tasks performed in any Canadian occupation.

At work we complete tasks at a variety of different levels.  Most Canadian jobs require workers to be able to complete tasks at a Level 3 or higher.

To see the chart of complexity levels, click here.

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