What is Better Jobs Ontario?
The Better Jobs Ontario program (formerly Second Career) helps Ontarians train for in-demand jobs.
Better Jobs Ontario Guidelines
Better Jobs Ontario courses include eligible college and some university courses, vocational training programs, and micro-credential programs that run for a maximum of 52 weeks.
Better Jobs Ontario Eligibility
Who qualifies for Better Jobs Ontario? You are eligible if you are looking to train for high-demand occupations and either:
● have been laid-off and have not been working or are working but underemployed
● have not been laid-off but have been jobless for at least six months and are a member of a low-income household
A fast-track stream is available for those who have been laid-off due to COVID-19.
You can apply even if you are self-employed, new to Ontario, a gig worker, or receiving social assistance such as:
● Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
● Employment Insurance (EI)
● Ontario Works (OW)
How to Apply for Better Jobs Ontario
Fill out the Better Jobs Ontario application form on the upper-right side of this page to apply for Better Jobs Ontario online now. When we receive your contact details, an Education Consultant will reach out to you to:
● thoroughly explain to you the Better Jobs Ontario criteria
● help you figure out which programs fit you well based on your employment history and future career goals
● refer you to Employment Ontario for a Better Jobs Ontario information session if you prefer to do so
When you apply, do not forget to include the following:
● the duration of your unemployment or underemployment
● the duration of your job-hunting process
● the highest level of education you've achieved
● the job titles and companies you have applied to
● the skills and knowledge you want to retrain for
● the school you choose to attend
● your work history including the employment period and the skills required for that/those job/s
You must submit supporting documents as well for your needs assessment such as:
● the fees associated with your schooling
● your gross household income
Better Jobs Ontario Program List
Knowing your Better Jobs Ontario options can help you make better, well-informed decisions.
Funding for programs in high-demand fields will be prioritized and will therefore entail a faster approval. Choose from four priority streams with several programs that may qualify for expedited processing. Start your training immediately to move a step closer to your dream job.
Supportive Health Sciences
- Personal Support Worker
- Medical Office Assistant
- Community Services Worker
- Pharmacy Assistant
- Physiotherapy Assistant
- Medical Transcriptionist