Canadian Language Benchmarks/ Essential Skills

This web site:
  • Helps internationally-educated adult newcomers and immigrants understand language requirements for particular jobs to inform their learning plans and goals


  • Assists job analysts, employers, trainers and government in understanding the second-language requirements underlying specific job competencies described in Essential Skills Profiles
  • Supports Canadian Language Benchmarks specialists to develop occupation-specific language training curriculum, course materials and/or assessment tools.
  • Helps sector councils, industry organizations, and workplaces to define occupational language requirements and to provide appropriate language training or development opportunities.
  • Provides ESL/FLS and Essential Skills teaching aids for those working with adult immigrants and newcomers. The bridging materials support the use of the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Essential Skills.