Canadians are at or above average when it comes to math, reading and problem-solving, a new global study has found.
And the key to keeping Canada at that level is continuing to invest in education, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in releasing the Survey of Adult Skills on Tuesday.
Of Canadian participants, 14% performed at the highest literacy levels, based on a person's ability to understand, use and engage with written texts. That was above the OECD average of 12%.
When it comes to math skills, 13% of Canadians scored at the highest levels, the same as the OECD average.
Meanwhile, 37% of Canadians tested in the top level for problem-solving using technology, which evaluated a person's ability to use digital technology, communication tools and networks to get and evaluate information. This result was above the OECD average of 34%.
The testing took place between August 2011 and March 2012.