Occupational Training

Tri-County Literacy Council offers free award-winning occupational training (based on Essential Skills) for entry-level employment positions.

The nine Essential Skills identified by the Government of Canada as being necessary for success at work and daily life are:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Numeracy
  4. Oral Communication
  5. Working with Others
  6. Thinking Skills
  7. Document Use
  8. Computer Use
  9. Continuous Learning


Depending on the training course, in addition to earning a program certificate, learners may also earn a second certificate to add to their employment portfolio, namely, a Worker Health & Safety Awareness certificate from the Ministry of Labour.


Learners also benefit from site visits and meeting industry guest speakers.

For more information, call 613-932-7161.