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Essential Skills are the basic skills needed to learn all other skills. We like to refer to them as Velcro skills that all other skills stick to. We use these skills at work, at home and in everyday life.

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Why are Essential Skills Important?


Online Resources for Essential Skills

Workplace Learning PEI provides a variety of programs to help workers and job seekers in PEI.

Employment Journey - is an Island newsletter that is published monthly in PEI.  It has information about career planning and job seeking.

Career Development Services - provides different services for job seekers in PEI.

Skills PEI - provides a variety of  programs and services for job seekers in PEI.

eForce PEI  - is designed to give PEI businesses the ability to provide skills training to their employees at no cost.

PEI HR Toolkit - provides information and resources for small and medium size businesses in PEI.

COPIAN - is Canada's largest online library of Literacy and Essential Skills. They connect people and organizations to tools, resources, information and each other. 

Essential Skills Fact Sheets  - find out more about essential skills with these easy to understand fact sheets from Literacy New Brunswick.


To learn more about the Essential Skills, click here to go to ESDC's website. 


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