Second Career

What is Second Career?

“Second Career” is a government program that is designed to help unemployed and underemployed workers get job skills and training they need to find jobs in high-demand sectors in Ontario. The Second Career program is a grant provided on the basis of need. Applicants to the program may receive different amounts of funding, and may need to contribute to their training and education.

Each participant can receive funding that can be used to help pay for tuition, travel, books and basic living allowance. Additional support may be available to those with disabilities, dependents, or academic upgrading.

Am I Eligible for Second Career?

Ontario has expanded access to the Second Career program. The new criteria allow more laid-off workers to participate in the program to take advantage of the training opportunities available.

  • Workers laid off as far back as January 1, 2005
  • If you are working part time (less than 20 hrs per week), you may still be eligible to apply for funding from the government of Ontario
  • If you are on E.I., you may be eligible to apply for funding from the government of Ontario to go back to school and train for another career
  • If you were on E.I. in the last three years and your benefits have expired, you may be eligible to apply for funding from the government of Ontario.
  • If you were on maternity leave and for some satisfactory reason you were not able to return to your job, you may be eligible to apply for government funding from the Government of Ontario.

  • How do I apply?

    To apply for Second Career, contact an Education Consultant at Canadian Career College by calling:1-416-646-4744 for more information
    Or
    visit your local Employment Ontario assessment center. Find one online here.

    admissions@cccitm.com