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ABC Life Literacy Canada
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ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada specializes in public awareness campaigns, and provides promotional support to local literacy groups. It is also the founder of Family Literacy Day, a national initiative that promotes the importance of reading and learning together as a family.
Aboriginal Human Resource Council

Aboriginal Human Resource Council

The Aboriginal Human Resource Council was formed in 1998 as a public-private not-for-profit organization with a mandate to address Aboriginal labour market issues on a national level. The council has earned a national reputation for service excellence and human resource innovation through the programs, products, services and projects it has developed with help from many partners.
Aboriginal Trades and Apprenticeship

Aboriginal Trades and Apprenticeship

This website will help Aboriginal employment practitioners, employers, training institutions and sector councils engage in connections, explore skilled career opportunities and expand their knowledge about Aboriginal participation in trades. Use this site to inform, and be informed, about Aboriginal trades and apprenticeship issues.
ACCC & Essential Skills

ACCC & Essential Skills

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) has developed this site to provide an exchange network on essential skills for its member institutions and their partners. It features a description of ongoing and completed essential skills projects and a database of resources and tools.
Advancing Workplace Learning (AWL)

Advancing Workplace Learning (AWL)

This research project investigates and shares successful models and features of workplace education adopted by employers across Canada. A joint initiative of ABC Life Literacy Canada and the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, the AWL project aims to inform employers about effective training and workplace practices that can enhance the essential skills of employees and create a culture of learning.
Apparel Human Resources Council (AHRC)

Apparel Human Resources Council (AHRC)

The Apparel Human Resources Council (AHRC) is a national, industry-led organization representing and serving the human resources development and adjustment needs of managers and employees in the apparel manufacturing industry. It is managed by a private sector board of directors equally representative of employers and employees. Through the AHRC, a wide range of issues including training and education is addressed.
Association of Canadian Community Colleges

Association of Canadian Community Colleges

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) is the national, voluntary membership organization created in 1972 to represent colleges and institutes to government, business and industry, both in Canada and internationally. ACCC interacts with federal departments and agencies on members’ behalf and links college capabilities to national industries.

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BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada, formerly the Biotechnology Human Resource Council, is Canada’s leading source for human resource information and biotechnology skills development. BioTalent Canada’s research, reports, courses, employment bank and programs promote careers, assist companies with human resource issues, and encourage continuing education within the industry.
BuildForce Canada

BuildForce Canada

Originally created in 2001 as the Construction Sector Council, BuildForce Canada is a national industry-led organization committed to working with the construction industry to provide information and resources to assist with its management of workforce requirements.

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Call for Proposals for Employment Programs/Service Canada

Call for Proposals for Employment Programs/Service Canada

Service Canada invites interested and qualified applicants to develop project proposals for employment programs. Applicants must submit an application for funding to carry out activities that meet a community need identified by the department and that will be funded through one of its contribution programs. As part of this process and to facilitate access, calls for proposals will be posted on this website.
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

This website serves as the single Government of Canada point of reference for credible and sanctioned information about Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). The information on the website currently includes a link to the law, key facts, frequently asked questions, information about the Spam Reporting Centre, and how the law will be enforced and administered.
Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC)

Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC)

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council was created to address the human resources issues facing agriculture businesses across Canada. The council works to alleviate labour shortages by creating tools and methods to attract and retain skilled workers. Its objectives are to improve access to training and skills development programs and enhance the image of agriculture as a profitable and fulfilling career.
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and supports the apprenticeship training and education systems in Canada. Its mission is to influence Canadian apprenticeship strategies through research, discussion and collaboration.
Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA)

Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA)

As the only national organization dedicated to the recognition of prior learning (RPL), CAPLA has developed considerable expertise in a wide range of areas connected to PLAR. Its network of practitioners, advisers and assessors can be found in communities in every province and territory in Canada.
Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)

Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)

The Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) is a national non-profit partnership of employer recruiters and career services professionals. Its mission is to provide authoritative information, advice, professional development opportunities and other services to employers, career services professionals and students.
Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators

Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators

It is necessary in all fields of endeavour to broaden knowledge beyond one’s immediate experience through the exchange of ideas with those who share the same challenges. The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators strives to provide professional development in municipal management while making every effort to ensure both short and long-term results for the bottom line of its respective municipalities.
Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC)

Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC)

CAWIC is a not-for-profit organization formed to enhance the success of women in the Canadian construction industry. Its mission: “to facilitate the success of women in the Canadian construction industry by uniting our voices, knowledge and resources through the passion of our members and the women we inspire.”
Canadian Automotive Repair and Service Council (CARS)

Canadian Automotive Repair and Service Council (CARS)

The Canadian Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Council is Canada’s leader in human resource development and training for the automotive repair and service industry. CARS provides human resource and learning tools that are convenient, accessible, fun to use and custom designed for automotive repair. This ensures that employers and professionals who work in this industry can obtain the latest skills as they discover more about the latest technologies and trends.
Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF)

Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF)

The Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) is a non-profit organization that works to advance career services and the capacity of the profession to respond with empathy and skill to their clients and stakeholders in an ever-changing work environment.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is a Canadian federal government agency that supports the vision of eliminating all Canadian work-related illnesses and injuries. The centre’s mission is to be the Canadian centre of excellence for work-related injury and illness prevention initiatives and occupational health and safety information.
Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre)

Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre)

The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) is an action-oriented, non-profit organization that aspires to recruit, retain and advance women in these fields. Through collaboration and partnerships, the centre creates and fosters opportunities that encourage women to enter, stay and grow in SETT careers, with the goals of maximizing Canada’s human resource potential, increasing innovation, and driving Canadian economic development.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the national leader in public policy advocacy on business issues. Its mission is to foster a strong, competitive and profitable economic environment that benefits, not only business, but all Canadians. In collaboration with its members, the Canadian Chamber acts on policy resolutions, researching and developing strategies on a “best practices” basis for business.
Canadian Coalition of Community-Based Employability Training (CCCBET)

Canadian Coalition of Community-Based Employability Training (CCCBET)

This coalition is a national, non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of appointees from provincially chartered community-based training associations. Its goal is to help community-based trainers become known world-wide for excellence in client-centred training and employment services.
Canadian Construction Women (CCW)

Canadian Construction Women (CCW)

CCW provides members with opportunities for support, mentoring, networking, community involvement, learning and development. CCW acts as a resource about construction and exists to attract and retain women in the industry.
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

CCAB is a member-based organization driving business opportunities and advancing corporate social responsibility for the Aboriginal community. The council’s mentorship program pairs Aboriginal entrepreneurs with experienced mentors to help them take their businesses to the next level. Entrepreneurs gain expert advice from industry leaders. Protégés choose the mentor that best fits their needs from a roster of available mentors.
Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

The Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace represents and assists Canada’s aviation and aerospace industry with its human resource strategy, issues and solutions. With the participation of industry members, the council develops National Occupational Standards for professional certification and curricula for post-secondary training organizations. The council promotes safety and professionalism; training in Human Factors and Safety Management Systems; individual certification in 24 occupations; and accreditation of training organization programs.
Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH)

Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH)

The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH) ensures that fish harvesters have appropriate knowledge, skills and commitment to meet the human resource needs of the Canadian fishery of the future. The CCPFH is governed by a board of directors with representatives from the principal fish harvesters’ organizations in the Atlantic Region, Quebec and British Columbia, First Nations fishers and freshwater fish harvesters.
Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)

Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)

DISBANDED -- The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is an independent, non-profit corporation that promotes and supports research to improve all aspects of learning across the country and across all walks of life. CCL has identified five key areas of learning that require attention, and to ensure these areas are addressed from a pan-Canadian perspective CCL has created five regionally based knowledge centres to support these themes.
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)

The CCRW is a network of organizations and individuals that provides leadership in programs and services for job seekers with disabilities and businesses committed to equity and inclusion. A one-stop shop for disability and employment resources, CCRW works with businesses of all sizes in all industries through its Job Accommodation Service, Skills Training Partnership Program, Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program and the Disability Awareness Series.
Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD)

Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD)

The CCSD is one of Canada's most authoritative voices promoting better social and economic security for all Canadians. A national, self-supporting, non-profit organization, the CCSD's main product is information and its main activity is research, focussing on concerns such as income security, employment, poverty, child welfare, pensions and government social policies.
Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling

Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling

The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) is a charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development. CERIC supports the creation of career counselling-related research and professional development for a cross-sectoral community through funding project partnerships and strategic programs.
Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)

Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)

The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) is dedicated to the advancement of evaluation theory and practice. With members in every province and territory of Canada, CES offers services such as resource networks, professional development activities and forums for members to explore, discuss and get involved with evaluation interests. The Essential Skills Series of seminars has been refined and continues to be offered through local chapters.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

CFIB has been a big voice for small business for over 35 years with over 105,000 members in every sector across Canada. Taking its direction from its members, through regular surveys, the group lobbies for small- and medium-sized businesses at the federal, provincial and local levels of government. It also offers specific initiatives to help members save money, become more competitive and grow their businesses.
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP)

Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP)

The Government of Canada funded the Association of Canadian Community Colleges to develop and implement this program (CIIP) which prepares newcomers for economic integration while still in their country of origin. CIIP helps newcomers gain employment that reflects their skills, credentials and experience, so that they can contribute their full potential as quickly as possible to the Canadian economy and society.
Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC)

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC)

A unit of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), CICIC collects data about procedures for recognizing academic and occupational credentials in different Canadian jurisdictions. This information is stored in a database covering more than 800 professional organizations. In partnership with the provinces and territories, the centre also provides current information about post-secondary education systems in Canada for a variety of users including Canadian missions and evaluation agencies abroad.
Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN)

Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN)

National in scope and based at the University of British Columbia, this research network consists of established scholars and promising new researchers from the fields of economics, industrial relations, political science, sociology, business, history, policy studies and labour studies. The network commissions and oversees academic research projects and has covered areas such as education and training, immigration, labour market adjustment and apprenticeship.
Canadian Literacy and Learning Network

Canadian Literacy and Learning Network

This national organization promotes literacy and essential skills for English Canadians through networking, research, government liaison and learner development. In addition, through communication and collaboration, it helps to support the people and organizations involved with adult literacy education.

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Canada’s largest trade and industry association, promotes the continuous improvement of Canadian manufacturing and exporting through engagement of government at all levels. Its mandate is to promote the competitiveness of Canadian manufacturers and enable the success of Canadian goods and services exporters in markets around the world.
Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)

The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) is a national organization of professionals committed to excellence in the provision of innovation in education in Canada.
Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC)

Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC)

The Canadian Plastics Sector Council is a national association created to explore and address emerging human resources issues in the plastics processing industry. A partnership of employers and employees in the industry, the council has identified the following key result areas around which it develops programs and activities: career awareness, promotion and development, labour market research, training and education, job competencies, accreditation, and qualifications recognition.
Canadian Policy Research Networks

Canadian Policy Research Networks

DISBANDED -- Canadian Policy Research Networks is a non-profit, charitable policy think tank based in Ottawa. CPRN’s mission is to create knowledge and lead public dialogue and debate on social and economic issues important to the well-being of all Canadians. Its goal is to help make Canada a more just, prosperous and caring society.
Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC)

Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC)

The Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC) provides a national forum for collaboration on human resource and workforce development issues within the print and graphics communications industry. CPISC’s mission is to identify and implement human resources and workforce development strategies and initiatives in order to enhance the industry’s public image, make the industry a workplace of choice, and maximize the career potential of every employee.
Canadian Society for Training and Development

Canadian Society for Training and Development

The Canadian Society for Training and Development is a national, not-for-profit, membership association serving the field of workplace learning and performance. CSTD has more than 2,000 members drawn from the public, private, non-for-profit and labour sectors. If you are involved in training and development in Canada, CSTD offers you a unique opportunity to stay on top of this dynamic industry.
Canadian Steel Trade and Employment Congress (CSTEC)

Canadian Steel Trade and Employment Congress (CSTEC)

CSTEC has developed much of its experience and expertise by helping the Canadian steel industry meet its evolving challenges over the years. It has also worked with a wide range of industries both in Canada and abroad. All of CSTEC's services have been developed with the active participation of the industries and workplaces that CSTEC has worked with and, as a result, its services provide relevant, practical and cost-effective solutions to a wide range of workforce recruitment, development and training needs.
Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council

Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council

The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council brings together partners in the sector to develop solutions to the human resource challenges faced by stakeholders. Recognizing the vital role of the supply chain to Canada’s economy, the council is committed to enhancing the sector’s ability to attract and retain workers at all levels and across the full range of functions, and to advancing the skills of those workers.
Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF)

Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF)

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is a national alliance of provincial/territorial teacher organizations that represent nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada. CTF speaks out whenever the interests of teachers and students are at stake. The organization advances teacher interests by holding seminars and conferences on educational issues. As a national clearinghouse for education research, it provides data collection, analyses, and reporting on trends and issues in education to teacher organizations.
Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC)

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC)

The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) addresses labour market issues and promotes professionalism in the Canadian tourism sector. CTHRC brings together tourism businesses, labour unions, associations, educators and governments to coordinate human resource development activities in support of a globally competitive and sustainable Canadian tourism sector. It is one of 29 national sector councils whose overall goal is to improve the quality of the Canadian labour force, and to assist businesses to be more flexible in meeting changing competitive demands.
Canadian Training Institute

Canadian Training Institute

The Canadian Training Institute (CTI) works with those who are often oppressed or dismissed by society. It is committed to fostering inclusivity, equality and life-long learning by enhancing services that help individuals to participate as responsible, valued and contributing members of Canadian society.
Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC)

Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC)

The Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council works with and on behalf of this vibrant and vital industry. Building on the experience of its members and its own expertise, the CTHRC listens to members’ human resource needs and responds with research, training and advice. It is the foremost resource for information services and solutions related to recruitment and retention, training, and human resources management in the Canadian trucking industry.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

The general objectives of the CUPW Union Education Program are to give working people the tools they need to critically analyze and make sense of the world in which we live, to develop skills, to instil confidence, and to encourage workers to get involved in change.
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

An international literacy study shows that almost half of adult Canadians do not read or write well enough to meet the demands of today’s workplace. As a result, the need for training and upgrading has never been greater. CUPE has a National Literacy Program that aims to: raise awareness about workplace education in CUPE locals, provide workshops and resources to CUPE locals that want to set up workplace education programs and encourage clear language communication at all levels of CUPE.
Canadian Vocational Association (CVA)

Canadian Vocational Association (CVA)

CVA is a group of individuals and organizations that actively promote and foster vocational and associated fields of education in Canada. Offering training and certification programs that lead to occupational competence, the association works with private industry and government to respond to changes in education and the needs of education professionals.
CanLearn Interactive

CanLearn Interactive

CanLearn is the Government of Canada source for interactive information and tools designed to help you save, plan and pay for post-secondary education. Learn how to apply for a student loan, how to repay your student loan and how to save money early on for your child’s education after high school.
CanOSH, Canada’s National Occupational Health and Safety Website

CanOSH, Canada’s National Occupational Health and Safety Website

The purpose of this website is to enable Canadians to easily and independently locate Canadian occupational safety and health information. Its Education and Training section contains links to educational resources, training programs and courses provided by agencies in various jurisdictions.
Career Focus

Career Focus

Career Focus is a tool developed by Engineers Canada to help students and professional engineers design their career paths. It uses the Pathfinder Career System to predict your future performance in a specific job. Pathfinder Career System is considered by many to be one of the world’s finest career assessment tools, built with over 30 years of research to predict the likelihood for an individual to have exceptional performance in a specific role. A pioneer in talent and success metrics, the system is underpinned with statistical validation with over 40,000 individuals.
Career Mash

Career Mash

This website informs young people, and the adults in their lives, about inspiring technology-related career opportunities. Its multimedia profiles of young tech leaders, innovators, builders and problem-solvers, combined with inspiring learning pathways and daily news feeds, will help students separate fact from fiction.
Careers in Trades.ca

Careers in Trades.ca

What are the trades? Why choose the trades? An initiative of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and Skills Canada, this website was created to help you discover the facts about a career in the skilled trades and how an apprenticeship can help you earn while you learn.
Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) is the national standard setting body for the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC). The CCLB supports and promotes the use of these national standards in educational, training, community and workplace settings.
Centre for Literacy
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The Centre for Literacy

The Centre for Literacy is a pan-Canadian, Montreal-based centre of expertise in the areas of adult literacy and essential skills. It supports best practices and informed policy development in literacy by creating bridges between research, policy and practice.
Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS)

Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS)

The Centre for the Study of Living Standards is a national, independent, non-profit organization that seeks to contribute to a better understanding of trends in and determinants of productivity, living standards and economic and social well-being through research.
Centre for Workplace Skills

Centre for Workplace Skills

The Centre for Workplace Skills is a business-labour led organization working collaboratively to encourage better participation and investment in skills development in Canada’s workplaces. The Centre promotes and facilitates the exchange of knowledge to address key workplace skills development issues.
CharityVillage.com

CharityVillage.com

Welcome to Main Street at CharityVillage.com, a Canadian website for the non-profit sector. Every day, you'll find more than 3,500 pages of news, jobs, resources, how-to articles, volunteer and event listings, and educational opportunities.
Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (CCSC)

Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (CCSC)

The Child Care Human Resources Sector Council is a pan-Canadian, non-profit organization that addresses pressing human resources issues in the child care sector. Its projects develop research, strategies, and tools to meet the needs of the child care workforce and achieve related goals. The council’s board members work in national or provincial child care or labour organizations, child care centres or their own homes as early childhood educators or employers, post-secondary training institutions or government.
CIVIX

CIVIX

CIVIX is a national, charitable organization whose mission is to grow young Canadians into engaged, committed and active citizens. The organization provides experiential learning opportunities to help young Canadians practise their rights and responsibilities as citizens. Instead of studying about democracy, they experience it first-hand with pertinent issues in real time.
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP)

Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP)

CEP union education provides new members and activists with the basic knowledge and skills they need, helps experienced activists and leaders acquire specialized information and abilities, and fosters a spirit of solidarity and activism.
Conference Board of Canada, The / Education and Learning Department

Conference Board of Canada, The / Education and Learning Department

The education and learning department helps leaders work together to develop a skilled and innovative society that will prepare Canadians for today’s knowledge-based economy. Members conduct leading-edge research, facilitate dialogue, recognize excellence and communicate results, creating maximum impact and change in Canada’s educational practices and policies.
Copian
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Copian

For almost a quarter of a century Copian has been an innovative leader in connecting Canadian literacy and learning organizations, in both official languages, to information, tools, expertise and each other through the use of technology.
Cultural Human Resources Council

Cultural Human Resources Council

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) strives to be at the centre of vision and forward thinking in the area of cultural human resources development. CHRC brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries in the cultural sector to address the training and career development needs of employers and cultural workers including artists, technical staff, managers and all others engaged professionally in the sector.

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ECO (Environmental Careers Organization) Canada

ECO (Environmental Careers Organization) Canada

With a solid reputation in the field of human resource management, ECO Canada's services reach all participants of the environmental sector including employers, practitioners, educators and students. ECO Canada offers multimedia career-planning tools such as profiles of environmental professionals, a career-matching tool, and a video library. These tools have been customized to meet the needs of students, mid-career practitioners, and those seeking to explore career options within the environmental profession.
education411.com

education411.com

Browse schools, programs, articles and more - all matched to your location.
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)

Committed to the research and resolution of human resource and workplace development issues, this sector council has a host of resources for career-seekers, employees and sector stakeholders. The council includes a nation-wide partnership with industry, business, educators, governments and labour to give a collaborative perspective to develop a skilled, safe and sustainable workforce now and in the future.
Employer’s Roadmap

Employer’s Roadmap

The Employer’s Roadmap is a tool for employers, human resources professionals, recruiters and managers in small to medium-sized enterprises who are interested in hiring internationally trained workers. It addresses questions many employers have such as how to recruit, assess and select these workers. It also includes suggestions on how to integrate and retain them once they become new employees.
Employment and Social Development Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada works with Canadians to develop policies that will help them use their talents, skills and resources to participate in learning, work and their community. The federal department creates programs and support initiatives to help Canadians move through life's transitions: from school to work, from one job to another, from unemployment to employment, and from the workforce to retirement.
ESPORT, the essential skills portfolio

ESPORT, the essential skills portfolio

ESPORT is a basic skills assessment and planning tool to help people prepare for entry level occupations. ESPORT with PLATO Essential Skills Online offers a supported learning program tailored to the occupation you choose.
Essential Skills in the Gaming Industry

Essential Skills in the Gaming Industry

The Developing Essential Skills for the Gaming/Casino Industry in Canada project seeks to increase the essential skill levels of current and prospective gaming employees across Canada. Its focus is on training Aboriginal and new Canadians for the gaming workforce. On this website, you'll find information to help you choose a career, an outline of essential skills required for a variety of casino positions in addition to essential skills workbooks to help you be successful in the industry.
Excellence Canada

Excellence Canada

Founded in 1992 by Industry Canada, Excellence Canada is an independent, not-for-profit, organization that is committed to advancing organizational excellence across many sectors throughout Canada. As Canada’s national authority on Quality and Healthy Workplace® practices, Excellence Canada has created a uniquely Canadian model, providing measurable standards for all Canadian organizations.

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First Nations, Inuit and Métis Essential Skills Inventory Project (FIMESIP)

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Essential Skills Inventory Project (FIMESIP)

The First Nations, Inuit and Métis ES Inventory Project’s goals are to better understand the state of practice with respect to ES initiatives tailored to First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth and adults living in diverse communities throughout Canada and to share these insights and lessons learned with the larger community of practice. Through FIMESIP, its creators have identified factors (Markers of Promising Practice) that contribute to the success of ES programming and resource development.
Food Processing HR Council (FPHRC)

Food Processing HR Council (FPHRC)

The Food Processing HR Council is the human resources voice for Canadian food processors and manufacturers, focusing on addressing HR requirements, and your ability to face the future confidently in the knowledge that the industry’s workers are at the leading edge. FPHRC monitors the industry’s HR developments and needs, and is a leader in delivering HR information and training tools to support a safe and secure food supply and a viable and competitive food processing sector.
Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO)

Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO)

As part of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Foreign Credentials Referral Office provides information, path-finding and referral services on foreign credential recognition to help internationally trained workers succeed and put their skills to work in Canada more quickly.
Forest Products Sector Council (FPSC)

Forest Products Sector Council (FPSC)

The Forest Products Sector Council manages research and other projects that deliver information and analysis on critical human resources issues for the Canadian forest products sector, thereby supporting this sector’s long-term success. Results from these projects will be used to inform sector-wide human resources strategic planning, producing best-practice guides and other tools that can be used readily by business and labour.
Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)

Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)

The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) equips individuals and businesses with the practical skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace. An international trade training and professional certification body, FITT sets the standards and designs the training programs for the professional designation, Certified International Trade Professional (CITP). Centred on international trade best practices and delivered by a broad network of educational partners, FITT’s quality training programs impart knowledge and practical skills that trade practitioners can apply immediately.
Frontier College
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Frontier College

Frontier College has been responding to the literacy needs of Canadians since 1899. Its national network of volunteers teaches literacy skills through the Student Centred Individualized Learning method. Other programs include Campus Programs (Students for Literacy) and the Labourer-Teacher Program.

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Helmets to Hardhats: Connecting Veterans to Careers

Helmets to Hardhats: Connecting Veterans to Careers

Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada is a partnership with Canada’s building trades unions, their many employers across Canada, and Government stakeholders. The H2H sister program originated in the United States in 2003, and has been highly successful for America. H2H Canada will follow a similar model, but is focused on career opportunities in Canada for anyone who has served (or is currently serving and looking to transition to a civilian career) in either the Regular or Reserve Force Components of the Canadian Forces.
Hire Immigrants.ca

Hire Immigrants.ca

Hireimmigrants.ca provides businesses with the tools and resources they need to better recruit, retain and promote skilled immigrants. The site also profiles good examples and innovative practices of employers across the country.
HRCouncil.ca

HRCouncil.ca

This sector council works with organizations, educators, labour and government to identify and address issues related to paid employment in the voluntary and non-profit sector. Among its priorities are to build and share knowledge, to promote good HR practices and to foster training and learning opportunities.

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Indspire

Indspire

Indspire is a national charity that is dedicated to raising funds that deliver programs and provide the necessary tools for Indigenous peoples, especially youth, to achieve their potential. Formerly known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Indspire serves Indigenous students across Canada, from major urban centres to remote communities, and all people: First Nation, Inuit and Métis. The new name combines the words “Indigenous” and “inspiration” with the tagline “Indigenous education, Canada’s future.”
Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit sector council dedicated to creating a diverse, prepared and highly educated Canadian ICT industry and workforce.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), formerly Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, is an advocacy organization and the national voice of 55,000 Inuit living in 53 communities across the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Northwest Territories), Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), and Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador) land claims regions. Founded in 1971, ITK represents and promotes the interests of Inuit on a wide variety of environmental, social, cultural and political issues and challenges facing Inuit on the national level.

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jennyhorsman.com
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jennyhorsman.com

Dr. Jenny Horsman is a founding member of Spiral Community Resource Group, community educators engaged in research and writing, curriculum development, training, workshops and facilitation. This is her personal website, "the place where I will post my new writing and where I would still love to read your feedback on my ideas."
John Howard Society of Canada

John Howard Society of Canada

Their 65 offices across Canada deliver best-practice services to pro-socially integrate persons at the end of their sentence and prevent people from coming into conflict with the law in the first place.
Junior Achievement of Canada

Junior Achievement of Canada

For over 55 years, as the largest youth education organization in Canada, Junior Achievement (JA) has been inspiring and preparing more than 4 million youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. Last year alone, more than 226,000 students, in 400-plus communities, benefited from JA programs that were delivered by over 13,500 dedicated business mentors who presented in excess of 232,000 hours of instructional time.

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Language Portal of Canada

Language Portal of Canada

The Language Portal of Canada is a website that showcases Canadian expertise in the area of language. It informs readers about Canadian resources including online language tools; articles and writing tips; word games and exercises (the Well Written, Well Said section); a collection of links to language-related works and sites (the Discover section); and Canadian writing tools and content produced by governments, universities and others. Information is available in English and French, and in some Aboriginal languages.
Learning and Violence
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Learning and Violence

This website features practical ideas to make it easier to teach and learn when you or people you work with are faced with violence or hard times. You will also be linked to people and organizations that are exploring violence and learning through research and practice. Most of the information is Canadian and from the adult literacy field.
 Life/Work

Life/Work

Life/Work brings world-class life/work development programs to the widest possible audiences through innovative partnerships with public and private sector agencies across Canada and internationally. The objective is to help people of all ages become self-reliant, make informed choices and find satisfying and fulfilling work and lifestyles in today’s rapidly changing labour markets.
Literacy and Essential Skills Toolkit

Literacy and Essential Skills Toolkit

The Literacy and Essential Skills Toolkit is a series of free and easy-to-use tools from HRSDC's Office of Literacy and Essential Skills that help address different literacy and essential skills challenges. The Toolkit offers support in the areas of awareness, assessment, learning and training.
Literacy and the Police: Target crime with literacy

Literacy and the Police: Target crime with literacy

This project aims to make police officers more aware of the nature of the problems caused by low literacy in the community; of the contribution of literacy training to crime prevention and lower recidivism; of the effects of literacy deficits in the criminal justice system; and of the challenges to successful communication caused by low literacy.

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Mindful Employer Canada

Mindful Employer Canada

Mindful Employer Canada is a not-for-profit program that highlights organizations and businesses that publicly commit to supporting workplace mental health. The initiative joins a growing international group that includes Australia and New Zealand. Employers demonstrate their public commitment to the cause by signing the free online Charter for Canadian Employers Supporting Workplace Mental Health. A feature known as Mindful Manager is aimed at supporting supervisors, managers, human resources personnel, occupational health professionals, union representatives and anyone who supports employees with mental health concerns.
Mining industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

Mining industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

MiHR’s approach to addressing the human resources challenges in the Canadian mining industry is simple, yet innovative and highly effective: work together, bring the best ideas to the table for the benefit of all, and utilize available resources wisely. This process promotes the sharing of best practices, leveraging of programs that work, and working together on common challenges. By working with MiHR, you are choosing to collaborate with other industry stakeholders in developing targeted solutions that will benefit your organization and the mining industry as a whole.
Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada (MCPCC)

Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada (MCPCC)

The focus of the Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada is on identifying and addressing human resources issues within the motor carrier passenger industry. In partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, the council provides counsel, products and services which promote life-long learning and skills development for individuals and companies in this industry.

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Northern Alliance for Literacy and Essential Skills (NALES)
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Northern Alliance for Literacy and Essential Skills (NALES)

The Northern Alliance for Literacy and Essential Skills (NALES) is a research and capacity-building initiative of northern Canada’s three territorial literacy organizations — Ilitaqsiniq-Nunavut Literacy Council, NWT Literacy Council, and Yukon Literacy Coalition. It shares knowledge and resources, fosters local innovation and research, and supports a literacy and essential skills network across Canada's North. Its core purpose is to strengthen LES development to improve labour market outcomes in northern communities.

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Office of Literacy and Essential Skills

Office of Literacy and Essential Skills

This website houses information about essential skills, literacy levels in Canada and links to various publications. It also outlines Employment and Social Development Canada's Workplace Skills Initiative which provides funding to organizations for projects that address skills shortages or work to increase labour market participation and performance.

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Partnerships in Learning
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Partnerships in Learning

This website looks at the learning paths of workers with low literacy skills in different types of workplace education programs across Canada. The site features seven case studies written by field researchers and whose stories represent the relatedness of formal and informal training for workers with low skills. The section Fostering Partnership Development examines strategies used to engage business, labour, literacy practitioners and provincial/ territorial governments.
Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada

Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada

The Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada is a collaborative forum that addresses human resources issues within the petroleum industry. Those issues include: access to under-represented workers – immigrants, women and Aboriginals; skills shortages and retaining older workers; labour market information gaps; shifting skill requirements; essential skills and links to safety and retention; mobility of the workforce; creative human resources practices; education and promotion of careers within the industry.
PIAAC: Building Canada’s Skills Advantage

PIAAC: Building Canada’s Skills Advantage

The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is an initiative of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Foundational skills, sometimes referred to as competencies, are important for succeeding in society and participating in today’s economy. PIAAC assessed the foundational skills of populations in 24 countries including Canada, in 2012-2013. Results of the surveys will be released on October 8, 2013.
PIAAC in Canada

PIAAC in Canada

The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) measures skills in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE) among youth and adults between the ages of 16 and 65, in 24 countries and sub-national regions. In Canada, more than 27,000 people were surveyed to allow findings at both the pan-Canadian and provincial and territorial levels as well as among off-reserve Aboriginal peoples, immigrants and official-language minorities.
Police Sector Council

Police Sector Council

The Police Sector Council is a centre for HR information, tools and networks. It supports horizontality in policing: a vision of a sector that is informed about HR issues and challenges, integrated in HR planning and management, and aligned and networked to improve policing sector-wide. The council’s mandate is to enable Canadian policing organizations, partners and stakeholders to implement innovative, practical solutions to human resource planning and management challenges.
Project Aspiro

Project Aspiro

Project Aspiro is a comprehensive career planning and employment resource for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. You’ll find everything you need to achieve your career goals including career planning advice, information about education, profiles of people enjoying meaningful careers, and much more. There’s also a range of valuable information for friends and family, service providers and employers.

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Recognition for Learning (RFL)

Recognition for Learning (RFL)

Recognition for Learning (RFL) is the Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment’s (CAPLA’s) online community of practice dedicated to the recognition of prior learning (RPL) or prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR). CAPLA is the national voice for prior learning assessment and recognition in Canada. Its goals are to advance the assessment and recognition of learning and promote the improvement of RPL/PLAR practice in Canada.
Red Seal: The Interprovincial Standards Program

Red Seal: The Interprovincial Standards Program

The Red Seal Program is recognized as the interprovincial standard of excellence in the skilled trades. Through the program, tradespersons are able to obtain a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial certificates by successfully completing an interprovincial Red Seal examination. The program acknowledges their competence and ensures recognition of their certification throughout Canada without further examination.
Réseau pour le développement de l'alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC)

Réseau pour le développement de l'alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC)

Formerly the Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF), RESDAC groups together francophone literacy organizations in different areas of Canada. The organization helps to develop essential skills by offering a variety of activities for representation, awareness and promotion. It also offers practitioner training through its Réseau des formatrices et formateurs en éducation des adultes (network for practitioners in adult education).

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Service Canada Education and Training

Service Canada Education and Training

This Service Canada site provides information about education and training services for Canadians including aboriginal peoples, newcomers to the country, families and children, people with disabilities, veterans, youth and students. The site includes links to information on employment and how to start a business.
Service Canada Training, Career and Worker Information

Service Canada Training, Career and Worker Information

Service Canada helps workers look at their skills and interests, examine the world of work, make a plan for the future and manage their careers. It also outlines training options and workers’ rights and benefits.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is an arm’s-length federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the social sciences and humanities. SSHRC-funded research fuels innovative thinking about real life issues, including the economy, working, education, health care, the environment, immigration, globalization and language.
STP: Skills Training Partnership

STP: Skills Training Partnership

A Skills Training Partnership is a unique project designed to assist employers in developing training programs that prepare qualified job seekers with disabilities for employment. A creation of the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work, this website offers employers, community agencies and persons with disabilities the tools needed for getting started, information about best practices and project/job search support.

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Teacher of Adults: Literacy Educator Certificate Program
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Teacher of Adults: Literacy Educator Certificate Program

The Certificate Program has been designed to address the training needs of adult literacy educators. Whether you are new to the literacy field or a "seasoned" practitioner, you will find these courses challenging and stimulating. The Certificate Program will give you the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of today’s adult literacy learners.
TESL Canada

TESL Canada

TESL Canada's mission is to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of English as a second or additional language in partnership with its constituent provincial and territorial associations, and like-minded national and international organizations.
Textiles Human Resources Council (THRC)

Textiles Human Resources Council (THRC)

The Textiles Human Resources Council (THRC) develops innovative training and education solutions to respond to established and emerging human resources needs. A flexible and highly skilled workforce remains a major competitive advantage for textile manufacturers. The THRC works to enhance the industry’s image to attract young people, foster a continuous learning environment and develop innovative skills enhancement programs.
Training and Careers

Training and Careers

This section of canada.gc.ca is for people looking for work, exploring career options, developing a learning plan or dealing with a workplace issue. It contains tools such as a job search mechanism covering multiple databases and a resume builder.
Tutela.ca

Tutela.ca

Tutela.ca is a national online repository and community for Canadian ESL and FSL professionals. As a repository, it contains learning activities, worksheets, templates, teacher training resources, curriculum guidelines, policy and management documents, research papers and more. As a community, Tutela offers interactive technologies to support ongoing collaboration and sharing, and builds community through special interest groups, a calendar of events, survey tools, postings of training/job opportunities, wikis and news feeds.

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United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Canada

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Canada

UFCW Canada’s national training and education department offers up-to-date, relevant and job-specific training. Facilitators have the ability to keep members informed about the most recent challenges and changes workforce membership may be facing. UFCW training ranges from hands-on skills upgrades to basic skills such as literacy, English as a second language and computer foundations.
UPSKILL: Essentials to Excel

UPSKILL: Essentials to Excel

This program offers employers in the accommodations sector a customized training solution for their frontline staff to help improve on-the-job performance while providing professional growth for employees. Research has shown that about 40 per cent of employees currently working in frontline positions in this sector have gaps in underlying essential skills that can reduce their effectiveness on the job.

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Voluntary Sector Initiative (VSI)

Voluntary Sector Initiative (VSI)

The VSI is a joint initiative to strengthen the capacity of the voluntary sector and to enhance the relationship between the sector and the Government of Canada.
Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Canada is the national voice for volunteerism in Canada. Since 1977, the organization has been committed to increasing and supporting volunteerism and civic participation through ongoing programs, special projects and national initiatives, by developing resources and by engaging in research and training across the country.

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Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC)

Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC)

The Wood Manufacturing Council is working to address the human resource development needs of firms involved in the advanced manufacturing of wood products. The council works to identify and examine the necessary skills and knowledge required to respond to the changing needs of the industry. It also has an overall strategic plan to address key issues such as the shortage of skilled workers and the need for national standards for worker competencies.
Working in Canada

Working in Canada

This website provides job seekers, workers and those new to the Canadian labour market with the information required to make informed decisions about where to live and work. The site informs Canadians about what jobs will be required in the long term and what the skills/educational requirements will be for those jobs.
WORKink

WORKink

WORKink is an extensive online career development and employment portal for Canadians with disabilities. The site provides job search tools, career guidance and resources pertaining to education and employment. Whether you are a job-seeker, employer or career practitioner, WORKink outlines options and materials that are available to help you meet your needs.
Workplace Institute

Workplace Institute

The Workplace Institute is a centre of excellence highlighting older worker/aging workforce information and customized solutions for an intergenerational workforce. It provides consulting, research development, training and education on the most pressing issues faced by employers and workers.
World Education Services

World Education Services

World Education Services (WES) is a leading source of international education intelligence. A not-for-profit organization with over 30 years of experience evaluating international credentials, WES provides more than 50,000 evaluations each year that are accepted by thousands of academic institutions, employers, licensing and certification boards, and government agencies in the U.S. and Canada.
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