Between 2008 and 2014, Canada adult literacy rate remained stable at around 99 %. Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.
Canada gets a “C” and ranks 8th out of 13 countries on the percentage of adults scoring low on adult literacy rate tests. Four out of ten Canadian adults have literacy skills too low to be fully competent in most jobs in our modern economy.
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Canada gets a “C” and ranks 4th out of 13 countries on the percentage of adults scoring high on adult literacy rate tests. Between 1994 and 2003, the proportion of Canadian adults with high literacy skills fell from 24 per cent to 20 per cent.