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Helping Canadians Obtain the Skills Needed for Success in Today’s Digital Economy
January 22, 2013
Essential skills are the foundation skills everyone uses while performing the tasks required for their jobs. They are the key to success in today’s fast-paced labour market. Employers in all job markets and industry sectors are looking for employees that have fine-tuned both their literacy and essential skills. This is especially true in the fast-paced digital economy of today.
The nine essential skills are: reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking skills, computer use, and continuous learning.
Visit the Building Digital Skills initiative page to learn more on how the Economic Action Plan promotes enrolment in key disciplines related to the digital economy, such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics.