SECOND CAREER

What is Second Career Funding?

The federal and provincial government have combined efforts to help Canadians who have been laid off, to retrain and get back to work.

If you are eligible, you may qualify for a grant of up to $28,000 towards your training cost including:

How do you qualify for Second Career?

To qualify you must have been:

Second Career funding is for anyone who are currently collecting EI or it has reached back to anyone who has been collecting Employment Insurance (EI) within the last 5 years

When preparing your application, you also have to show:

What is Second Career shared cost?

When you apply to Second Career, you have to show the costs to be covered during the training.

Based on your personal living information such as rent, money in the bank and so on, Second Career will decide how much of the training cost they will fund.

  • • Tuition: $10,000 max.


  • • Living allowance: a percentage based on the number of weeks in the classes


  • • Travelling cost: $120 max per month


  • Second Career may pay for some additional incidental cost. It’s a case by case decision. However, each individual is only allowed a maximum of $28,000.

    After reviewing all information submitted, Second Career, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development – MAESD will make the decision whether you will pay a portion of the training example they may asked for you to pay for the textbooks or a portion of the textbooks.

    Get skills-training and financial support when you qualify for Second Career.

    Business & Technical Training College provides diplomas you can choose from:

    Do you want to apply to Second Career?

    Applying to Second Career, you’ll work with an employment services agency. They will give you an assessment to determine if you are eligible. To be eligible you must reach 16 points from the assessment.

    Request an appointment with Business & Technical Training College Course Coordinator to determine if you are eligible. Call us at (416) 483-3567