NOS & Your Career Ladder


About this course

Level 1
Duration: 3 hours



A National Occupational Standard (NOS) is a guide that outlines the main skills and knowledge employees need to perform their jobs competently. Used in a variety of industries, these guides make is simple to understand how to build a skilled worker from the ground up.
In addition to being a valuable resource for food processing employers and employees, an NOS can also assist in the development of certification or accreditation programs, as well as building curriculums in secondary and post-secondary institutions. For employees, or those seeking employment, an NOS serves as a guideline or benchmark for skills and competencies needed at various levels within a job function. Applicants can compare themselves to the skills required and upskill where and if needed.


Learning Objectives

After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand Essential Skills and Essential Skills Profiles and how they can be applied.
  • Identify what transferable skills are and understand the two different types of transferable skills.
  • Comprehend what job skills are and how to recognize them.
  • Understand the relationships between the different types of skills.
  • Identify how the skills can be used to find suitable employment.
  • Apply tips to highlight their skills.


Who can apply for this program?

Anyone that is legally entitled to work in Canada can apply.

I am on social assistance, can I still take the program?

YES! Being on social benefits of any kind does not restrict your access to the program or disqualify you from receiving assistance. However, Succeeding at Work is not to be used as a reason to extend your benefits.

How do I apply?

You may apply through this website in TONS of places or use the APPLY button right at the top of the website. We will contact you right away. Even if it is to just ask a question.

I do not receive Social Assistance benefits. Is there any assistance offered through this program?

Each location has it’s own additional supports that we offer. Transportation or lunch may be offered depending on need.

How long is the program and what can I expect in participating?

The program runs for 7 weeks, Monday to Friday full days. You day may start at 9 or 9:30 depending on your province. We expect everyone to come neatly dressed and ready to learn.

Is child care provided?

At this time, no it is not.

What are the previous education and job history requirements?

There are NONE! We welcome participants of all age levels and your previous job history is just that, history!