Essential Skills Quebec

By The Learning Exchange

EXPLORE CAREERS BY ESSENTIAL SKILLS

The Essential Skills Quebec site provides links to outside sites and resources related to the 9 Essential Skills. Use these resources to develop everyday skills or to better prepare yourself to work in a variety of positions that require skills such as reading, writing, document use, oral communication and computer literacy. 

 

The Government of Canada has identified The 9 Essential Skills needed for the workplace. These skills are used in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change. 

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  • The Learning Exchange has compiled these links and resources for the Essential Skills Quebec website. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure information and links are current and relevant.

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Writing

The ability to write with a clear purpose such as to inform or request information. Use appropriate sentence structure, punctuation, wording, and tone.

 

Take the Writing Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your writing strengths and areas for improvement. 

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Document Use

Document use is the ability to find, understand or enter information (e.g. text, symbols, numbers) in different types of documents.

 

Take the Document Use Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your document use strengths and areas for improvement. 

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Numeracy

The ability to use numbers and think in quantitative terms. Numerical estimating, money math, scheduling, budgeting and analyzing measurements or data.

 

Take the Numeracy Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your numeracy strengths and areas for improvement. 

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Skills for Life Series

This 30 hands-on competency-based adult learning resource ranging from Getting My Driver’s License to Managing my Money was created with Quebec’s Common Core Curriculum in mind. 

Skills for LIfe Series via LEARNquebec

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Computer Use

The ability to use computers, software and applications as well as other related technical tools such as a fax machine, calculators, automated bank machines, cash registers, send emails and create and modify spreadsheets.

 

Take the Computer Use Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your computer use strengths and areas for improvement. 

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Oral Communication

Oral communication is the ability to use speech to give and exchange thoughts and information clearly and concisely.

 

Take the Oral Communication Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your oral communication strengths and areas for improvement. 

 

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Working With Others

The ability to work with other workers to carry out tasks. Work as a member of a team or jointly with a partner, and engage in supervisory or leadership activities.

 

Take the Working With Others Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your working with others strengths and areas for improvement. 

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Essential Skills for Jobs

View essential skills and resources related to specific job profiles to support learners in their educational or training program.  These links and resources will help to illustrate how each of the 9 essential skills is generally performed by the majority of workers in an occupation.

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Reading

The ability to understand text written in sentences or paragraphs. Strong reading skills are essential to being able to learn and find information quickly and easily. 

 

Take the Reading Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your reading strengths and areas for improvement. 

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Thinking

The ability to find information, identify and evaluate solutions to a problem, make decisions, and plan and organize daily tasks.

 

Take the Thinking Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you better understand your thinking skills strengths and areas you may want to improve. 

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Continuous Learning

Expanding your ability to learn by regularly upgrading your skills and increasing your knowledge. Learn as part of regular work or from co-workers and when we access training in the workplace or off-site.

 

Take the Continuous Learning Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your continuous learning strengths and areas for improvement. 

 

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Job Search

Use these helpful links and resources to assist you in your job search, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and career planning.