Our Assessments

The Employment Readiness Scale (ERS)

Five objectives: These objectives include documenting the client’s strengths and challenges with regard to becoming successfully employed. Secondly, the ERS anticipates how much assistance the client will need to become employment ready. Thirdly, the ERS offers guidance about where to refer clients for further assistance and measures the changes as a result of interventions. The last objective of the ERS is to assist in predicting employment outcomes.

Designed to measure three types of factors. These factors include the employability dimensions career decision making, skills enhancement, job search, job maintenance and ongoing career management. Moreover, the ERS measures a person’s challenges or stressors that the client may be facing such as personal environmental and systemic.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

MBTI is a theory of personality developed by psychiatrist Carl G. Jung to explain the normal differences between healthy people. The MBTI reports participant’s preferences on four dichotomies. Each combination of preferences tends to be characterized by its own interests, values, and unique gifts. The MBTI assigns participants a four-letter profile of their personality type. The MBTI is used to identify personal behaviors and to build awareness of individual differences. Each type represents a valuable and reasonable way to be. Clients will explore their potential strengths, as well as their likely blind spots.

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong measures the client’s interest in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities, and school subjects. The questionnaire compares how these interests are similar to the interests of people successfully employed in those occupations. It is used to help people understand their work interests and to illustrate the kinds of work in which they might be comfortable. The Strong Interest Inventory is identified as a highly accurate vocational assessment.

The most common use of the Strong is to help people make occupational and educational choices. It offers a measure of interests not abilities. The ‘Personal Style Scales’ measure work style, learning environment, leadership style and risk taking/adventure. 

The Wonderlic Basic Skills Assessment: (Math & Reading Assessment)

For clients with a reading level below the grade 10 level. Clients need goal direction first and then the Wonderlic will assess the basic skills level needed for the indicated occupation.

o Barriers to Employment Success Inventory Assessment

o Job Search Attitude Inventory

o Personality Dimensions

o Stress Profile

Psycho-educational assessment is used in to explore academic concerns and assist with program planning and placement decisions. Assessment results often have significant impact on clients and his or her educational futures and realistic employment placements. Furthermore, The psychological educational assessment can identify any psychological concerns that may appear within the workplace. For example we look for the following information:

1) In an educational/academic situation, what accommodations will the client need?

2) What is the client’s academic aptitude in relation to desired distance education training in relation to time management, attention span, etc?

3) Is there any personality, social or behavioral issues that may impact the client’s on the job success in a work environment?

4) Are the client’s long term goal of pursuing a career realistic 

5) Recommendations to assist client with any identified personality, social or behavioral barriers that may assist the client to move forward to financial self-sufficiency?

General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB)


Range: Grades 9 to Adult

The GATB is used in Canada in vocational counseling, rehabilitation, and occupational selection settings. The GATB profile of occupational aptitudes can be used to determine appropriate career and/or training paths. The GATB measures nine distinct aptitudes using 12 separate tests (eight pencil and paper tests, and four performance tests): 

  • G -      General Learning Ability 
  • V -      Verbal Aptitude 
  • N -      Numerical Aptitude 
  • S -      Spatial Aptitude 
  • P - Form      Perception 
  • Q -      Clerical Perception 
  • K -      Motor Co-ordination 
  • F -      Finger Dexterity 
  • M -      Manual Dexterity 

The GATB may be used in a variety of ways to achieve the objectives you have set for your ability testing program: 

  1. To      determine the full range of aptitudes for groups and/or specific      individuals (the entire test would be administered in this situation). 
  2. To      measure the individual's aptitudes and relate them to already specified      occupational preferences only (the aptitudes related to these preferences      would be tested). 
  3. To      provide relative scores in a number of different aptitude areas;      information that is highly useful in educational counseling (the test      would be administered in its entirety or in the specific areas of interest      to the counselor). 

GATB test results assist counselors in matching aptitude levels appearing in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Career Handbook. The GATB can also be used in conjunction with the interest levels found in the Canadian Work Preference.