Second Career eligibility list

This is not a loan.

The Second Career program is provided by the Ontario government to help laid-off workers or those who have experienced other extenuating circumstances, to get the skills training program that they need to get back to work. The funding covers tuition fee, books, and basic living expenses. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of! 

If you are eligible, you may receive up to $28,000 to upgrade your skills!

It is money that the Ontario government is giving to people who have been negatively impacted by changing job requirements.

Who is it for?

If any of the following statements apply to you, then you may qualify for Second Career funding.

I am a Canadian Citizen

I am a Permanent Resident

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IN ORDER TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST MEET AT LEAST

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS.

This process is completed by one of the designated employment services near you. We are here to assist you along the way.

UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED

You have been on E.I. any time after 2005.

YOU HAVE BEEN ON MATERNITY/PATERNITY LEAVE ANYTIME IN THE LAST 5 YEARS

funding may be available if you have been on disability

YOU HAVE BEEN LAID-OFF ANY TIME AFTER JANUARY 2005

YOU WERE LAID OFF DUE TO COVID

Applications are being fast-tracked if you were impacted due to the pandemic.

funding may be available if you left your job due to an illness

Student advisor Second Career specialist

Meet your
Student Advisor

Lizi Joseph

With over 7 years of Canadian experience in the post-secondary environment, Lizi has been assisting students navigate enrollment registration and coursework challenges until graduation. 

She will counsel and advise you about the financial aid eligibility options, application procedures, costs, financial planning and more!

Learn more about Lizi on LinkedIn.

Here's why you should take advantage of this opportunity:

Funding for You

The Ontario government set out to help people recently laid off by directing millions of dollars toward getting Ontarians retained and back to work.

New Directions

Second Career Ontario gives you a second chance! Discover hundreds of potential careers that your background and skills fit perfectly.

New Skills

Going back to college is empowering. Learn the tools of a new trade through an academic upgrading that can be applied to a thriving career in today’s workforce and keep up with the demand occupations in the labour market. 

A Fresh Start

It is not uncommon to switch careers nowadays. It gives us a chance to learn something new – try out a different field and stay excited!

Second Career criteria
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Are you ready to take advantage
of this amazing opportunity
to change the trajectory
of your career?

Yes! I'm ready to start.
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