If you provide an email address when you register, we can send you this information. Just click "lost password?" in the log in area. If we don't have your email address, please register again and create a new profile. You won't be able to access your old profile or assessment results.
The survey is important for a couple of reasons. First, it provides information about the region in Canada where you live. We use this information to customize your learning plan. Second, we use the information to identify trends, such as the kinds of occupations people are most interested in.
The Essential Skills Group Inc. developed this website. Many of the groups we work with generously contributed Essential Skills content. They include Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, the Industry Training Authority of British Columbia, the College Sector Committee for Adult Upgrading and the Canadian Plastics Sector Council of Canada.
As soon as you do an assessment, you receive a learning plan. It lists free online learning resources targeted to build only the Essential Skills you need. Work through the resources at your own pace and take the assessment again when you are ready.
If you prefer more support (e.g. classroom-style training with an instructor), the learning plan also lists organizations in your area where you can find additional help.
There is no time limit; you can take as long as you like. Each skill is assessed separately - reading, document use and numeracy. The reading and document use assessments take about 30 minutes each. The numeracy assessment may take an hour.
Do the free Essential Skills assessment. It will identify where you are strong and where you may need to build skills. The good news is that it doesn't take long to build skills if you know which ones to target.