Second Career Program

The Second Career Program gives you the opportunity to receive professional training while receiving financial support.

The program provides the following benefits:

  • Access to training in a high-demand trade in Ontario
  • Access to training in a high-demand trade in Ontario
    • Financial support up to $28,000 to help cover:
    • Tuition fees, books, manuals, workbooks and other education-related fees
    • Transportation cost
    • Basic living allowance (maximum of $410 per week)
    • Child care expenses

Additional support may be available to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities, dependent care, costs of living away from home and academic upgrading.

You can apply even if you are receiving or have received unemployment benefits.

The eligibility criteria for the Second Career Program are:

  • Have been laid off
  • Currently unemployed or receiving unemployment benefits
  • Employed in a declining work sector
  • Living in Ontario

To register

To verify your eligibility and register to the program, please contact an Employment Counsellor at the Employment Services Center.

Your second career awaits you!

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

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