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2nd Career Subsidized Program
General Information

The 2nd Career Subsidized Program provides laid-off workers with financial support and skills training to help them find jobs in high-demand occupations in Ontario.

It's a cost-sharing grant provided on basis of need, so depending on your income, you might be expected to contribute to your training or education.

The grant amount is a maximum of 28 000,00 $, depending on your situation and will help cover for:


  • tuition

  • books

  • other instruction costs such as manuals or workbooks

  • transportation

  • a basic living allowance

Additional support may be available to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities, dependent care, costs of living away from home and academic upgrading.

Who can apply to the program ?

Any individual who has been laid off after January 1st, 2005, who is without a job or working in an interim job to make ends meet and who chooses to retrain in a career that is in high-demand.


What can this program do for you ?

The 2nd Career Program can help you train for a new career at a college or private career college located in Ontario and that is recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

How can I apply for this program ?

To apply for this program, you need to contact one of our offices and request an appointment with one of our Job Counsellors to discuss with him the possibility to register in the 2nd Career Program.

This service is free of charge, so act now and be well prepared to start your studies.

Call us know to make an appointment !


Tel.: 613.632.0179
Toll Free : 1.800.668.5950



Tel.: 613.446.4189

April 2013