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LAID OFF?  Let’s see if JobStart can help you!

Second Career is an Ontario government program that helps you train for a new job.
Second Career provides financial support to laid-off workers in training for a new career.
Come to JobStart and talk with us.   Get more details about Second Career and see if you might be eligible!

Who Can apply?
Laid-off workers, including those who have taken interim jobs to make needs meet.  

How long do you have to be out of work to apply?
If you were laid off anytime after January 1, 2005, you’re eligible to apply for Second Career.

What kind of support is available?
Second Career provides up to $28,000.00 to support-  tuition, travel, books and other related training costs. Additional funds may be available for people with disabilities, and for people who need help to pay for academic upgrading, the costs of living away from home, or child care.

If you are interested in Second Career call JobStart today at 416 231-2295 or drop in to see an employment coach at 219 Dufferin Street, #1C or 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (Corner of Islington Avenue and Lake Shore Blvd. W.)

JobStart staff will talk with you about:
  • Your work history
  • Your education and training
  • Your skills
  • Your interests
This will help you and your Job Coach to think about the kinds of careers that may be suitable for you.

Where can Second Career take you?
Second Career can help you train for a new career at a college or private career college.  There may be high demand in areas such as:
  • Natural and applied sciences and related areas
  • Health care
  • Dental health care
  • Computer and Information systems
  • Construction, drafting, surveying and mapping
  • Business, finance, and administration
  • Food services and tourism
  • Education and government services


This Employment Ontario service is funded
in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.



Lake Shore Location >
2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West - Islington Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.


Dufferin Location >

219 Dufferin St. #1C - King St. W. & Dufferin St.


Chauncey Location >

41 Chauncey Ave - off Islington Ave.,   south of Bloor St. W.