Second Career is a government-funded retraining program that helps laid-off individuals retrain for jobs in growing fields. Qualified applicants can receive financial help with tuition, books and supplies, transportation and living expenses associated with their education.

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.

For more information, contact FOCUS:

Telephone:  1-877-513-0187

Email:  Info@focuscdc.on.ca

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

https://www.ontario.ca/page/second-career