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Useful Resources

Below you can find links to other resources that will aid you in your search for the proper standards to follow when considering Workplace Education. We believe that only through partnerships and understanding can workplace education be a success. Help education grow, start with you today!

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Strengthening Rural Canada.

  • Aiming to support rural communities in finding solutions to some of the unique challenges they face.


  • Report of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Labour Market Information (Service Canada)

  • Find work, explore skills and training, make career decisions, plan retirement and apply for temporary financial assistance.

Nova Scotia Workplace Initiatives

  • The Workplace Initiatives Division is dedicated to building a vibrant and adaptable workforce by partnering with employers and industry to ensure Nova Scotia has the skills we need to succeed in the workplace.

Skills Online Nova Scotia

  • SkillsonlineNS is a partnership between Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour and Advanced Education, CBDC & Bluedrop that gives every resident of the province access to thousands of FREE online courses on the most important workplace topics to improve their skills and career prospects.

National Occupation Classification

  • The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 is the authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada providing a standard taxonomy and framework for dialogue on Labour Market Information. It gathers more than 30,000 occupational titles into 500 Unit Groups, organized according to skill levels and skill types.

The Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES)

  • TOWES is a nationally recognized leader in the filed of literacy and essential skills tools and resources. TOWES uses authentic work and life content to assess and individual’s ability across three skills: reading, using documents and numeracy.

ABC Life Literacy 

  • Workplace education helps provide a foundation for lifelong learning as people and businesses grow together. Literacy and essential skills are at the core of workplace education. Improving workers’ skills creates a more productive workforce, a more competitive economy, and an improved bottom line.

Skills Nova Scotia Framework

  • The Skills Nova Scotia Framework provides the organizational structure to better coordinate skill development activities that support Nova Scotians preparing for, finding and maintaining employment.

Department of Labour and Advanced Education

  • You will find links to Trades, Forms, Training, Exams, Board, and a Client Portal (AMS) on this site.

Skillplan: Developing Workforce Skills

Learning to Learn

  • A training program aimed at teaching adults with little schooling the methods necessary to learn

The Interplay between Formal and Informal Learning for Low Skilled Workers

  • This study investigated the types of formal and informal training activities of basic level employees using a qualitative multi – site case study research design.

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