A skill is the ability to perform any task well. There are certain types of skills. For self-employment, I need to have particular skills. I will now review the skills I already have and the skills I need to learn.
Essential Skills: In Canada, there are nine skills considered as basic skills for work and daily life. The Government of Canada and other national and international agencies have defined and adopted them for the workplace.
Management Skills: These skills are required to manage day-to-day tasks, teams, and businesses
Technical Skills: These are the abilities and knowledge to perform a specific task such as cooking and skills specific to an occupation
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The Government of Canada and other national and international agencies have identified and promote the development of nine key essential skills for the Workplace.
The essential skills required for occupations are identified within the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
See the Links to Important Websites section.
Certain technical skills such as trades in Alberta need certification and apprenticeship. I may have the skill but I may need certification to use it.
See the section on get certified.
I will learn more about occupational skills at ALIS Alberta website.