Among Canadians aged 16 and older, 48% do not reach Level 3 literacy.

Canadians aged 26-35 are the most likely - at 66% - to reach or exceed Level 3 literacy.

The percentage decreases with age, at only 18% for those aged 66 and over.

More than 80% of people with the lowest literacy skills are unemployed.


Level 3 Literacy: The individual is able to meet the demands of everyday life and perform work-related tasks (often associated with earning a secondary school diploma).