Second Career Strategy

The Second Career Strategy will help recently laid-off workers who require long-term skills training to find work in high-skill occupations that are in demand in the local labour market.

The strategy provides financial assistance based on individual need to help people with some of the costs associated with acquiring training, including tuition and books.

The Second Career Strategy is part of the government’s three-year, $1.5 billion Skills to Jobs Action Plan announced in March 2008.

Who can apply?

Recently laid-off workers can participate in the Second Career Strategy, including those who are eligible for Employment Insurance and those who are not. Please contact your local Employment Ontario office to discuss your options.

How can I get more information?

Call the toll-free Employment Ontario hotline at 1-800-387-5656, TTY (telephone service for the deaf) 1-866-533-6339 for more information about how to access the Second Career Strategy in your area. Newcomers to Ontario can ask for this information in the language of their choice.