Develop – Other Resources

Develop – Other Resources

Business Services

Canada Business: Government Services for Entrepreneurs
Canada Business promotes entrepreneurship and innovation and provides assistance through an organized network of service centres across Canada. There is a centre in each province and territory working with partners in many communities across their region, providing you with numerous service access points.

Rocket Fuel for Your Biz
An e-learning site that can help self-employed, small and medium sized businesses in being more productive.

Sector Council Program
Sector Councils are organizations that bring together industry stakeholders at a national level to identify and address skills issues in a range of economic sectors. Their resources may help employers to identify the trends and issues impacting their workforce and help with planning. On this website, click on “List of Sector Councils” to access contact information for the Sector Council representing your industry.


Business Succession

Closing or Selling Your Business: A sucession plan info-guide
This info guide will point you towards some of the more common issues and concerns that an entrepreneur faces when their business is in transition.


Workforce Development

The Common Ground: English in the Workplace
This resource is designed to support English in the Workplace programming. The how to guide, training manual and facilitator guide are designed to be “stand alone” resources for instructors delivering English in the workplace programming.

Find out about post-secondary schools in Alberta and their programs, as well as distance learning programs available in Western Canada.

First Nations and Aboriginal Training to Employment Programs
The First Nations Training to Employment Program supports the development of partnerships designed to create training and work experience projects that lead to employment for First Nations members.

Increasing the Talent Online Toolkit
This innovative online toolkit helps companies and communities understand and address attraction, retention and workforce retention challenges, particularly in “hard- to-recruit” locations.

Literacy and Essential Skills – for Learning, Work and Life (HRSDC)
Use this site to search approximately 250 profiles that describe how essential skills are used in the workplace. You can also access the Essential Skills Toolkit which contains a series of tools and resources to help employers, practitioners and learners assess and/or improve essential skills.

Literacy and Essential Skills Tools and Resources
The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills has developed a series of free and easy-to-use tools to help address different literacy and essential skills challenges. The tools offer employers, learners and practitioners support in the following four areas: Awareness, Assessment, Learning and Training.

Opening Doors: A Literacy Audit Tool Kit for Customer Service Excellence
Does your organization work with the general public? Did you know that 42% of Canadians have low literacy skills? Opening Doors will help your organization identify potential barriers the general public may face when accessing your services. The tool kit gives you practical suggestions for improving your customer service in the areas of: advertising, service delivery, clear verbal communication, clear print materials, and staff and volunteer training.

Trade Secrets
This site provides information on employing workers in the trades, including employer responsibilities, training requirements and FAQs. This site also provides information about the Youth in Transition to Apprenticeship (YITTA) program which links potential apprentices with trusted employers.


Workplace Performance

Skills Solutions Net
Maximize productivity when you use this powerful assessment instrument to help measure your employees’ essential skills, attitudes and behaviours, and develop training to facilitate high performance and increased workplace productivity. The tool can also be used to communicate workplace expectations to employees and provide constructive feedback on their contributions.

Modified: 2010-12-31
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