Second Career

Second Career is a Provincial Program designed to help laid-off workers retrain for jobs that offers good employment opportunities and helps them get back to work quickly.

What Second Career gives you

You can get new skills – those needed for jobs in demand now – and financial support if you qualify for Second Career.

Qualified applicants can receive financial help with tuition, books and supplies, transportation and living expenses associated with their education and even child care.

While the Second Career program is open to all laid-off workers, the Ontario government is making it easier and faster for laid-off workers to access the Second Career program. If you were laid off from one of the sectors most impacted by COVID-19 since March 1, 2020, you may benefit from these changes. Contact to see if you qualify.

For more information, contact Career Solutions:

Telephone:  1-705-429-5543


Or you can visit the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development website:


Second Career funding may cover the costs of tuition, books, living expenses and other costs associated with the training up to a maximum of $28,000.

For more information, contact our office at (705) 429-5543 and speak to one of our friendly staff, or you may contact Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development at the following website: