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Better Jobs Ontario

Better Jobs Ontario is an Ontario government program designed to help unemployed workers transition to new careers in growing areas of the economy.

Better Jobs Ontario (formerly Second Career) is an Ontario government program designed to help people who have been laid off since January 1, 2005, and are currently unemployed or underemployed and working less than 20 hours a week. You do not need to be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) to be eligible.

Better Jobs Ontario can help you with the costs of tuition, books, living expenses, and other expenses associated with the training for up to $28,000. In some cases, Better Jobs Ontario can provide additional funding for disability accommodation, dependent care, relocation expenses, and academic upgrading.

Do you qualify?

You may 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)

Eligible programs

Only training programs that are less than 52-week in length qualify for funding.

How to apply

Your first step is to contact an assessment centre for information to determine eligibility.

Employment Options
1560 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury
3140 Highway 69 North, Val Caron
3183 Errington Ave, Chelmsford

Spark Employment Services
435 Notre Dame, Sudbury

YMCA Employment Services
10 Elm Street, Unit 112, Sudbury

Gezhtoojig Employment and Training
764 Notre Dame Avenue, Unit 5, Sudbury