What is Better Jobs Ontario?
Formerly known as Second Career, Better Jobs Ontario is a funding program to help people who face challenges finding stable jobs, such as gig workers, youth and people on social assistance. The Ontario government aims this program to individuals who have been unemployed for six months or longer and are part of a low-income household. You may receive up to $28,000 for skills training for in-demand jobs and financial support.
Better Jobs Ontario eligibility
According to Ontario’s official website, you qualify for Better Jobs Ontario if you either:
- have been laid-off and have not been working or are working a temporary job to cover costs
- have not been laid-off but have been unemployed for six months or longer and are part of a low-income household
Can I still apply for Better Jobs Ontario if I’m under EI?
You can still apply for Better Jobs Ontario if you receive either:
- Employment Insurance (EI)
- Ontario Works (OW)
- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
Better Jobs Ontario courses
Better Jobs Ontario aims to help you rejoin the workforce as soon as you graduate. Therefore, the program focuses on training programs that take 52 weeks or less to complete, including micro-credential programs.
Canadian College for Higher Studies offers certificate and diploma programs in less than a year that will help you land an in-demand career as soon as you graduate:
– Certificate in Personal Support Worker
– Diploma in Business Administration
– Diploma in Supply Chain and Logistics Management
– Diploma in Computerized Accounting with Office Administration
– Diploma in Medical Office and Health Office Administrator
– Advanced Diploma in Systems Administrator – Cloud
– Advanced Diploma in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
– And much more!
Classes are held online, so you will be able to keep your part-time job while studying. Reach out to us to start your admission and funding application process here!