Literacy Levels Linked to Economic Prosperity

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Canadians believe the key to a creating a strong economy is ensuring the nation’s workforce has the proper literacy skills to keep the country competitive.

According to a recent Ipsos Reid study, 90% of Canadians surveyed agreed the nation’s economy would improve if working adults had better reading, writing and math skills. Those polled said literacy training is critical to improving the quality of life and job prospects for Canadians. Even those who are employed are seeking advancement by improving their literacy skills — close to three-quarters (72%) “agree” that they “initiate upgrading their skills and literacy levels in the workplace”.

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