Skills for Success

Skills for Success provides Canadians with everyday skills needed for work, learning and life. Improving them will help you succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace.

Getting started

Learn about the Skills

Discover the skills you need for work and daily life. Find out why each skill is important and situations in which they are useful.

Skills assessment

Find tools to assess gaps in your skills.

Skills training

Find tools to improve your skills.

For organizations and training providers

Apply for funding: Research and Innovation Stream

Thank you for your applications to the 2022 Research and Innovation Stream. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Apply for funding: Training and Tools Stream

Thank you for your applications to the 2022 Training and Tools Stream. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Skill components and proficiency levels

Consult resources to help design assessment and/or training tools.

Discover the Skills for Success

Learn about the nine skills needed to participate and thrive in learning, work, and life.

Transcript: Discover the Skills for Success

Our world and our work looks different these days.

Having the right skills ensures that we can continue to grow and succeed at work and in life.

Now is a great time to learn something new, to train for a new job or get the skills you need for that promotion at work.

Where do you start?

Skills for Success can help you reach your goals.

These are the nine skills that employers are looking for:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Numeracy
  • Digital skills
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability

Improving these skills will make you well-rounded, give you confidence and prepare you to take on new challenges at work or in your personal life.

Want to find out how your skills measure up?


Visit our website for free online assessment tools and to learn where to find the training to help you master these Skills for Success.

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Research reports

Skills for Success Implementation Guidance Final Report (2023)

This SRDC report outlines best practices and challenges encountered by funders, training organizations, employers, practitioners, mentors, supervisors, and community members when implementing skills for success.

Addressing knowledge gaps about skills of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Canada: A scoping review and qualitative inquiry (2023)

This study positions employment as a social determinant of health and examines labour market equity as it relates to skills training and access to equal opportunities for 2SLGBTQ+ Canadians.

Addressing Knowledge Gaps about Skills of Persons with Disabilities: A Literature Review and Key Informant Interviews (2023)

This report uses valuable information from key informant interviews and focuses on persons with disabilities, presenting promising practices on how to overcome workplace barriers.

All research reports

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