Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Canadian Essential Skills Profiles

If you're like me then you've been resorting to the American occupational information available from O*NET, and extrapolating from it for Canadian clients. That being the case, you'll be pleased to know that Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has announced its first batch of 50 "updated essential skills profiles," available online. The agency is soliciting opinions about them, and you can ask to be kept up-to-date about developments.

I think it's extremely important that HRSDC continue with this project to the point where you can search the occupation descriptions in the way that it is possible on O*NET, that is, at least by:
  • Abilities
  • Interests
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Work Activities
  • Work Context
  • Work Values
  • Skills Search
  • Tools and Technology
Definitely a great start!