You may qualify for Second Career/Better Jobs Ontario funding if:

  • you have been laid off and are working a temporary job just to cover costs
  • you have been laid off and have not been working or working but underemployed
  • you have not been laid-off but have been jobless for a minimum of 6 months and are a part of a low-income household
  • you are currently receiving Employment Insurance, or have received it in the past

Individuals who have been laid off because of COVID-19 and want to retrain for new careers in sectors with promising opportunities for future employment will be given priority.

The Second Career/Better Jobs Ontario program is now open as well for new Ontarians, gig workers, self-employed workers, or those on social assistance such as Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

In order to submit your application you will need to prepare and include the following information:

  • How long you’ve been unemployed, or working a temporary job, and have been looking for work
  • The level of education you’ve reached
  • Places and positions you have applied for
  • The skills you want to learn and where you want to train for them
  • Your previous employment, length of employment, and skills you needed to have for that work

When you are ready to apply:

An Education Consultant will guide you through the entire application process and can help you identify programs that may be a good fit based on your previous work experience and future career aspirations.