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Essential Skills

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Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and other activities of daily life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills, such as technical skills, and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to change.


Canada Career Information Partnership. A Career Development Resource for Parents: Helping parents explore the role of coach and ally. 2006. Online: (Retrieved on May 27, 2014)

Essential Skills Ontario. “About Literacy and Essential Skills.” Online: (Retrieved on August 14, 2014)

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Education. “Essential Skills (ES).” Ontario Skills Passport. Online: (Retrieved on August 14, 2014)

Literacy Link South Central, “What are Essential Skills?” Online: (Retrieved on August 14, 2014)

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