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Second Career provides laid-off workers with:

  • skills training to help them find jobs in high-demand occupations in Ontario
  • financial support to assist in covering cost of retraining


Book an appointment with an employment counsellor to determine your eligibility today! Your counsellor will want to know about your:

  • work history
  • skills
  • interests
  • job search activities

Second Career provides UP TO $28,000 for:

  • tuition
  • books
  • other institutional costs such as manuals or workbooks
  • transportation
  • a basic living allowance to those who qualify
Additional support may be available to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities, dependent care, costs of living away from home or academic upgrading

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

NOTE:   Second Career is a cost-sharing grant provided on the basis of need, so you may be asked to contribute what you can to your training or education

For more information and to learn more about Second Career, click here or here for the answers to some frequently asked questions