We are Canada’s leader in online skills assessments and learning solutions.
The Essential Skills Group Inc. (ESG) is a national leader in the development of innovative, integrated web applications that test and build foundational skills, such as reading, writing, numeracy, digital, and problem-solving. We also assess social/emotional skills such as adaptability and teamwork. We can test almost any skill in any language.
People assess their skills online and compare their scores with a specific occupational or educational goal. There’s no waiting for results – they immediately receive a customized results report and a separate learning plan that features free online learning resources.
To date, our web applications have delivered more than 1.3 M online assessments and customized learning plans, making ours the most widely-used online foundational skills assessment in Canada.
More than 600 organizations currently use our web applications. Our clients include governments, post-secondary institutions, sector councils, researchers, associations, Indigenous groups, NGOs, and private sector companies from across Canada. We also do testing in Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, India, Mexico, and Columbia with people who want to assess their English proficiency.
ESG is led by Michael Herzog, MBA, and Divona Herzog, MCE, and backed by a solid team of IT experts and specialists.