9 Essential Skills

Nine essential skills are 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.

The nine essential skills are:

1 – Reading
2 – Document Use
3 – Numeracy
4 – Writing
5 – Oral Communication
6 – Working With Others
7 – Thinking
8 – Computer Use
9- Continuous Learning

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This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

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