Career Information Hotline

Toll Free 1-800-661-3753

Edmonton 780-422-4266

Guest Account Sign In Sign Up
Inspire and Motivate

Career Advisors: Easy Reading Help

Find easy–to–read resources for adults with low literacy on the following:

Easy Reading Career Planning Series

Do you counsel or help adults with low literacy skills or English as a Second Language? Are you looking for occupational and career planning information suitable for adults reading at a Grade 2 to 3 level?

Check out our Easy Reading Career Planning Series:

Career Planning

  • Work and You Book 1: Make Some Job Choices. This workbook uses stories and exercises to help adults with low literacy choose an occupational (job) goal. They will do a brief self-assessment, learn about different jobs and create a list of 1 to 3 jobs to investigate.
  • Work and You Book 2: Decide on a Job. In this workbook, adults with low literacy research and evaluate the short list of jobs they created in Work and You Book 1. In the end they will choose an occupational goal to pursue.
  • Work and You: Help for Career Advisors. Learn about the Work and You books and how to use them with your clients. Includes learning outcomes and strategies, a list of additional occupations and other helpful resources.

Job Profiles

  • Easy Reading Job Profiles. These 24 profiles are adapted from existing OCCinfo profiles. They've been selected, written and formatted for adults with low literacy.
  • Easy Reading Job Profiles: Help for Career Advisors (PDF). Learn about the Easy Reading Job Profiles and how to use them with your clients. Includes a quick reference chart to help you quickly find similar jobs, related career videos and OCCinfo profiles for each Easy Reading Job Profile.
  • Job Profiles by Occupational Cluster (PDF). Profiles are grouped into 8 occupational clusters developed for the Easy Reading Job Profiles. Use it to help your clients find related occupations.


  • Easy Reading Dictionary. The dictionary includes difficult words found in the job profiles. You can guide your clients to the dictionary online or print a (PDF) for use with your clients.
  • Easy Reading Binder Cover and Spine (PDF). Use this printable cover and spine to store all of the Easy Reading products in one package.
Was this page useful?