Second Career

The Government of Ontario is helping laid-off workers get back to work through the Second Career program launched by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD). You may  be qualify to receive up to $28, 000 or more in some cases.

How Second Career Works

The Second Career grant can pay for expenses such as:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Living expenses
  • Travel and transportation
  • Disability supports
  • Dependent(s) care
  • Other living and training costs

Second Career Initial Eligibility

  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Residence or Conventional Refugee
  • Laid-off on or after January 1, 2005
    • You must provide a Record of Employment that demonstrates that you’ve been laid off in order to be assessed for Second Career
  • Unemployed, underemployed or working less than 20 hours per week?

Meeting the initial eligibility requirements does not guarantee that you qualify for Second Career. Please visit the Government of Ontario Second Career page for more information:

Register Online to book an appointment with our Second Career Specialist and get an assessment. The assessment determines your eligibility and suitability for the Second Career program. You can also contact us at 416 488 0084 or email

Our Second Career Employment Specialists will help you every step of the way.

This Employment Ontario Program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario