In our admission department at Canadian College, we get many questions regarding second careers. Many of heard of the program, but just are not sure what it is exactly. Who is eligible? How is can help with education?
Below there is information provided that will answer many of these questions and direct you to the right agency to speak with.
Canadian College is approved through Second Careers and is a registered training provider. For admission details, please contact 519-977-1222 and an admission representative can assist with your application.
Second Career is a provincially funded program by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and provides laid off workers with:
If you answered yes to these questions, a referral to Employment & Training Services for Second Career would be appropriate to review eligibility, suitability and financial need.
Second Career provides help to laid-off workers in need who will benefit most from training to find work. Several factors are considered when assessing what funding is available. We will help applicants based on their:
Second Career is a cost-sharing grant provided on the basis of need, so you may be asked to contribute to your training or education. Second Career may provide up to $28,000 for:
Additional support may be available to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities, dependent care, costs of living away from home and academic upgrading.
Your contribution to retraining will depend on your financial situation and cost of training.
Second Career takes into consideration the cost for:
Participants may be required to contribute towards the cost of training. Your actual contribution to retraining will be determined by MTCU. There are limits to the amount MTCU will provide for dependent care, accommodation and other factors, such as tuition. Staff at our Second Career Assessment office can help.
This Employment Ontario project, program or service is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
To learn more about Second Career please visit the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website.