Government of New Brunswick

Improving literacy skills, throughout life, leads to individual growth, the well-being of our communities and a stronger economy.

  • 22.5% Anglophone Students and 25% of Francophone Students fell below the appropriate achievement level at the end of Grade 2 (June 2014). 
  • 20% of university graduates fall demonstrated low literacy skills. This is expected to grow to 24% by 2031. (Dion, N & Maldonado, V. (2013). 
  • 18.5% of the NB population between 16-65 falls into the category of low literacy (PIAAC 2013). 
  • This jumps to 24.5% within the unemployed population.