Essential Skills Profiles by Occupation details how nine essential skills are applied within 350 top occupations.
Skills addressed: Reading, Document Use, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication, Thinking, Digital Technology, Working with Others, Continuous Learning
The Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) database currently houses more than 350 essential skills profiles. The skills and tasks for each occupation are based on more than 4,500 interviews with employees who described their work in relation to the nine essential skills. The Essential Skills Research Project (ESRP) developed the approach for creating the essential skills profiles. Some profiles were developed starting in the 1990s. ESDC has reviewed and updated some essential skills profiles to reflect changing occupations and tasks. All jobs are listed in accordance with an NOC number (Canada’s National Occupational Classification).
Critical & Creative Thinking
Navigating & Using Information
Teamwork & Collaboration