The Better Jobs Ontario program (previously known as “Second Career”) provides skills training opportunities for unemployed individuals that haven’t been laid off and have a limited previous work history. The program also focuses on helping individuals who may face barriers to entering the labour market to develop their “first career” such as newcomers, people with disabilities, youth, gig workers, and social assistance recipients.
You qualify for Better Jobs Ontario if you either:
- have been laid-off and have not been working or are working a temporary job just to cover costs
- have not been laid-off but have been unemployed for six months or longer and are part of a low-income household
You can still apply if you receive either:
- Employment Insurance (EI)
- Ontario Works (OW)
- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)