Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada’s PIAAC Reports

Statistics Canada has released its third report further analyzing the Canadian data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult competencies (PIAAC). Key findings from Literacy and numeracy among off-reserve First Nations people and Métis include: • Off-reserve First Nations and Métis adults have lower literacy and numeracy scores than non-Aboriginal adults. For example,… Read more

The Association Between Skills and Low Income

Last week Statistics Canada released a new article, The Association Between Skills and Low Income. Combining skill data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) with household income information, the study confirmed that: “Lower levels of literacy are associated with a higher likelihood of low income, even after accounting for other factors… Read more