The Essential Skills Reading Indicator is a tool designed to help you better understand your Reading skills. It consists of 10 examples of assessment questions to give you an indication of your skill level. The first 5 questions are easier (Level 1) and the next 5 are slightly more difficult (Level 2).
Essential Skills levels range from Level 1 (basic) to Level 4/5 (advanced). You can use the Indicator to help identify if Reading is an area where you might need some additional training. Improving your skills can help you perform your job more effectively or prepare for a career change.
The questions in the Indicator are based on actual reading tasks performed in the workplace. You do not need specialized knowledge to answer any of the questions.
For additional questions or more information on Essential Skills, visit hrsdc.gc.ca/essentialskills.