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International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey

The 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) is the Canadian component of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL). The main purpose of the survey was to find out how well adults used printed information to function in society.


Major topics and subtopics

Education

  • Indicators of adult literacy, numeracy and problem-solving capabilities

Secondary topics

Ethnic diversity and immigration
Families and households
Income and earnings
Labour
Language

Limited topics

None

Type

Cross-sectional

Sample size

Approximately 23,000 individuals

Frequency

Occasional (1994 and 2003)

Lowest levels of geography

Provinces

Products and services

  • Public use microdata file
  • Customized tabulations
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