What Second Career gives you
You can get new skills – those needed for jobs in demand now – and financial support when you qualify for Second Career.
Apply for up to $28,000 for costs including:
- manuals, workbooks or other instructional costs
- basic living allowance (maximum $410 per week)
- child care
How you qualify for Second Career
When you apply to Second Career, you have to show the costs to be covered during training.
You may have to pay part of these costs yourself. The amount you’ll have to pay is based on several things, starting with your gross (before tax) household income.
Applying to Second Career
To apply to Second Career, you’ll work with an employment services agency, where people are trained to help you decide if this program is right for you – and, if it is, to complete your application.
Find an agency in your community and make an appointment.
Staff at the agency will help you gather the information needed to support your application to Second Career.
Meet with a counsellor
You can also request an appointment with an Employment Ontario counsellor.
A counsellor can help you find an employment services agency in your community and can answer any other questions you may have about Second Career.
You must provide information about:
- your income
- your household income (e.g. spouse)
- current expenses
You must research at least three training institutions to make sure they offer the training you need. Make sure to include:
- at least one college of applied arts and technology
- at least one private career college
Job market information
You must show that the skills you want to get – and the work you want to do – are needed by employers. This can be shown through:
- job postings
- news of future job opportunities (e.g. office expansion, new company)
Contact us to help with your application
If you have any questions or difficulties in applying for Second Career or preparing for the documents, we are ready to help you anytime. Please call us at (905)-273-6788 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.