Several surveys have been conducted to measure literacy rates:
- The first International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was carried out in 1994 in more than twenty countries, including Canada.
- The Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL), carried out in 2003, (Canada, Bermuda, Mexico, USA, Norway and Switzerland) is an international comparative study.
- The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) is the Canadian component of the ALL survey and measured proficiencies of the Canadian population in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving.
|· Conducted in 1994||· Conducted in 2003|
|· Participating regions:
Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Western Canada (including British Columbia)
|· Participating provinces:
All provinces and territories
|· In Canada 4500 respondents aged 16-65 representing 18,450, 260 adults||· In Canada, 20,000 respondents aged 16-65 representing 21,360,683 adults|