What We Do

Second Career program is for laid-off, unemployed workers for which skills training is the most appropriate intervention to transition them into high-skill, in demand occupations in the local labour market.

Support available:

Up to $28,000 to support tuition, books, travel and basic living allowance.

Who can apply:

  • Individuals who have been laid-off on or after January 1, 2005;
  • Individuals who are unemployed;
  • Residents of Ontario;
  • Individuals who demonstrate occupational demand for the skills training request with evidence of good employment prospects locally or within Ontario.

Several additional factors are considered as part of the qualification for Second Career. If you think you meet the basic eligibility criteria, we encourage you to contact the Second Career Case Worker to discuss your personal situation.

For more information email Employment Services at Employment@wwwwiw.org or call 519-973-5588 ext. 206.