Yes, you can request a review. You must send a letter requesting a review and address it to the Service Delivery Manager of the local Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities office that assessed your Second Career application. You must submit your request in writing within 30 days of the date on the denial letter you received and clearly outline any additional information you now have to present.
Applicants currently applying or thinking of applying for Second Career
Ontario continues to invest more than $1 billion annually in Employment Ontario programs designed to help Ontarians looking for work. Employment Ontario helps more than one million Ontarians every year through services such as:
Job placement services, such as résumé writing and interview preparation
Literacy and basic skills upgrading
Second Career is one option among many Employment Ontario programs , to help unemployed, laid off individuals who require skills training to find work in their their local community or throughout Ontario.
The length of the application process can be different for everyone and depends on how long it takes an applicant to complete and submit their Second Career application. Once the application is completed by the applicant and recommended for approval by the local ministry office, it may take up to 15 business days to process the application.
Twelve months after the completion of Second Career training, 80 per cent of Second Career clients have found work. 94 per cent of Second Career clients say that their skills training program helped them with their future employment.
You can only apply for one skills training program at a time. Support for additional training is sometimes available; for example, for literacy and basic skills training as a prerequisite you may need before entering a skills training program.
You are asked to include detailed financial information with your Second Career application. Staff with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities will evaluate individual need and determine the amount of financial support the ministry will provide to support some of your training related costs through Second Career.
The maximum support Second Career provides for tuition, books and other instructional costs, transportation, and basic living allowance is $28,000. Additional support may be available for: disability accommodation, dependent care, living away from home, and literacy and basic skills and language training as a pre-requisite you may need before entering a skills training program.
If you find a job while participating in skills training funded through Second Career, you should immediately contact the Employment and Training Consultant in your local Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities office.
If you find a job while taking training supported by Second Career, you should immediately inform your Employment and Training Consultant in your local Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities office. This is also the case for part-time training or education.
You can work and participate in skills training as long as the amount of time spent on the job does not prevent you from going to school and doing well in your skills training program.
The amount you earn may also affect both Employment Insurance benefits and financial support for training provided through Second Career.
Prior to being approved for support from Second Career, every applicant receives a thorough financial assessment to determine the financial feasibility of participating in a skills training program. A key principle of Second Career is that each individual contributes to the cost of training depending on need and resources.
After your Second Career application has received approval, the financial support you receive from Second Career can be reassessed for any income received (including scholarships and bursaries) or any change in your financial situation during the time you are receiving assistance.