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This Ontario report provides the first Canadian results showing a link between trained library staff and students’ reading enjoyment and achievement.
Building on our Competencies: Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and Skills SurveyThis report highlights the "clear association between literacy and earnings", based on a 2003 survey of the literacy skills of 23,000 Canadian adults. Overall, "Canadians with lower levels of literacy have lower rates of employment and lower earnings".
Prepared on behalf of Statistics Canada, this report by two University of Ottawa economists makes a statistical link between literacy and per capita income levels in Canadian provinces.
This report provides a detailed examination of the results of Canadian adults with regard to their "prose", "document", "numeracy" and "problem-solving" skills in 2003.
This study finds that "people who do not have access to computers … have significantly lower literacy skills than computer users". In addition, "people who used computers, and had higher literacy rates, were far more likely to have higher incomes".