Find out what your Essential Skills can do!

Take the challenge and let your Essential Skills guide you towards a great trade or technology career.

What’s New

Version 1.0.0

Randomized questions for the test
New pool of questions that are selected for testing
Click on educational resources to open the school in Safari
New careers

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings
Deeply Tired. ,

It is incredible how badly this app was designed

This is, undoubtedly, one of the worst apps in existence. If I could zero stars, I would. At our school, we are required to download and use the app for graduation. Though the handout we were given specified that we should start an account, there is no account function available for use. The second problem arose when a student forgot to screenshot a result, as there is no way to review results. As we were required to submit screenshots to our portfolios, the student was forced to delete the app, redownload it, then retake all of the tests up to the one that they had missed. This had occurred several times for multiple students in the class. Thirdly, the main function of the app is quiz questions. The problem with these questions is that many are subjective, poorly written, or nonsensical, and require a single answer from a multiple choice selection. An example of such a question is asking how to identify the ‘most useful’ YouTube tutorial for dip-dyeing hair by title. Another such example asked what would be an appropriate way to learn how new dishwashing equipment worked. The options were included for visual and text based learning, but only visual learning was available as the correct answer. Etcetera. Finally, the app offered ‘Career Recommendations’. Personally, of all the options offered, none were appealing to any of my interests, rendering the entire process useless. Overall, the experience was frustrating because of the substandard writing and app design. This project was clearly underfunded and poorly thought out.


Love this app!

This app really helps newcomers entering the workforce in Canada. Identifying skill strengths and challenges enables informed decisions about work places.

Jrbl5 ,

User friendly!

Very well designed and easy to navigate. Interactive features allowing you to compare results with friends is fun! Helpful with lots of information and resources.


Skills Canada Corporation
32.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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