Workplace Check-up

September 27th, 2013

An organizational assessment tool that employers can use to identify the essential skills training needs of their employees. The tool includes instructions for employers on how to collect employee feedback on essential skills, as well as feedback worksheets for employees. Continue reading


Business Results Through Essential Skills and Literacy

May 13th, 2013

Provides employers with literacy and essential skills program development information. The guide gives instructions on implementing effective literacy and essential skills programs in the workplace, makes a strong business case for improving essential skills of employees, and highlights a number of success stories. Continue reading

Test Of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES)

December 5th, 2012

Provides career practitioners with assessment tools and training materials. Career practitioners can use the tools and training materials to develop training programs based on the essential skills strengths and weaknesses of their clients while employers can use the resources to provide essential skills training for their employees at work. Continue reading

HRSDC Office of Literacy and Essential Skills

November 26th, 2012

Provides tools that help career practitioners and employers learn more about the importance of essential skills at workplace and assist job seekers in applying essential skills at work. Various tools are available for increasing awareness of essential skills, assessing essential skills, and for developing training. Continue reading

Workplace Informal Learning Matrix (WILM)

November 26th, 2012

An assessment tool that is designed to assess the on-the-job learning at workplace based on essential skills and other measures such as workplace culture and accomodation to diversity and culture. The tool includes rubrics for each skill measured for both employers and career practitioners to use. Continue reading

Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit

November 26th, 2012

Designed to help HR practitioners, hiring managers, and employers reach out to skilled immigrants, understand their needs and cultural differences, and promote organizational diversity. The employers and HR professionals may find the assessment tools in this toolkit especially useful when conducting recruitment and hiring processes involving skilled immigrants. Continue reading

ITA Essential Skills

November 20th, 2012

A skills assessment tool that is designed to help people interested in the trades develop essential skills that are pertinent to have a successful career in trades. Outlines of essential skills used in specific trades occupations and different assessments available for each trade make it easy for individuals to focus and see how essential skills can be applied to specific trades. Continue reading