The Nine You Need to Succeed

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has defined nine essential skills a person needs to succeed in the workplace and in everyday life.

Why are these particular nine skills so important? Because they represent a foundation for life-long learning and are transferable from job to job. This is important, because a young person entering the workplace today can expect to have 5, 6 or more different jobs or careers over his or her lifetime.

The Nine Essential Skills are:

  1. Reading
  2. Document Use
  3. Writing
  4. Numeracy
  5. Oral Communication
  6. Working with others
  7. Thinking Skills,which include problem-solving;decision-making; job task planning; significant use of memory; finding info
  8. Computer use
  9. Continuous learning

Question: Where does a young person begin to learn these skills? At home, at school, in the community.

It’s never too early to think about the future for you children and about the importance of life-long learning.

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For more information on career planning, contact Human Resources and Skills Development Canada or  click directly on:  Understanding Essential Skills

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