Essential Skills Profiles

The Government of Canada and other national and international agencies identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills that are necessary to be successful in the workplace.

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Document Use
  • Numeracy
  • Computer Use
  • Thinking
  • Oral Communication
  • Working with Others
  • Continuous Learning

Click on the links below to learn about the different skills needed to work in the construction industry.

Source: Essential Skills Profiles


Construction Sector

Industrial Sector

Transportation Sector

Heavy Construction Sector

Other Sector

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PETER - JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN

"I notice that friends of mine who have other careers, do not seem to be able to take the time off that I can."

JIM - JOURNEYMAN POWER LINEMAN

"It is incredibly diverse and always changing. I never get bored, because it always keeps me on my toes."