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Second Career

Second Career Information, Resources & Application Assistance

We can help you with your Second Career funding application, we offer one-on-one support by an individual Employment Consultant who will assist you from start to finish!

Second Career is an Ontario government program that enables laid- off Ontarians to train for a new job in high-demand careers. To be eligible, you must:
  • Have been laid off on or after Januar 1, 2005; and
  • Are unemployed or working an interim job: and
  • Demonstrate occupational demand for the training request with evidence of good employment prospects locally or within Ontario
Second Career helps people get the training or education they need to get a good job. It is a cost-sharing grant provided on the basis of need, so you may be asked to contribute what you can to your training or education. It may provide financial support up to $28,000 and consider costs for:
  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Living expenses
  • Help caring for dependents
  • Travel
  • Transportation
  • Disability supports
  • Basic living allowance (during skill training)
Additional costs may be considered for disability accommodation, dependent care, living away from home and academic upgrading.

Skills training for up to two years in duration will be considered. If academic upgrading or English as a Second Language training is required as a prerequisite to skills training, the total training period can be up to three years.

Check out our Workshop page to register for a Second Career Information Workshop today!


Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities (MTCU) Resource List


MTCU: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/                 

Second Career: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/secondcareer/index.html

Labour Market Information: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/labourmarket/

Career Planning & Exploration Tools: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/postsecondary/careerplanning/

OSAP: http://www.ontario.ca/education-and-training/osap-ontario-student-assistance-program

MTCU Publications: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/document.html

Employment Ontario: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/etlanding.html

Ministry of Community & Social Services: http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/index.aspx

Ministry of Economic Development & Trade: http://www.ontario.ca/ministry-economic-development-employment-and-infrastructure

Ontario Employment Assistance Programs: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/jobseekers/assistanceServices.html

Self-Service Websites

CanLearn: http://www.canlearn.ca/eng/index.shtml

Employability Skills 2000+: https://www.jobsetc.gc.ca/toolbox/checklists/employability.jsp?lang=e

Literacy & Essential Skills: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/les//index.shtml

Services for Persons with Disabilities: http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/index.aspx

Make Learning Work for Me: https://www.jobsetc.gc.ca/categories.jsp?category_id=11&crumb=11

Starting Your Own Business: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/jobs/business.shtml

Ontario Employment Resource Centres: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/jobseekers/resourceCentres.html

Academic Upgrading

Bridge Training: http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/keyinitiatives/bridgetraining.shtml

Literacy & Basic Skills: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/apprentices/lbs.html

Pre-Apprenticeship: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/apprentices/pre_apprent.html

Career Exploration, Planning & Development

Career/Education Quick Tips (Sheridan College): http://careerquicktips.sheridancollege.ca

Career Cruising: http://www.careercruising.com/   

CareerStorm Navigator – Web-Based Career and Life Development Tools: http://www.careerstorm.com

National Occupation Classification: http://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/NOC/English/NOC/2006/Welcome.aspx

O*NET Online (US-based Career/Industry Exploration): www.onetonline.org

Regulated Professions in Ontario:  http://tinyurl.com/kpus83s (shortened URL)

Service Canada Training, Career & Worker Info: http://www.jobsetc.gc.ca/eng/

Sheridan College Career Centre Tools:

https://www.sheridancollege.ca/life-at-sheridan/student-services/career-centre/plan-your-career/research.aspx


Application for School/Training

Ontario College Application Service: www.ontariocolleges.ca

Ontario Colleges Program Search: http://www.ontariocolleges.ca/FindProgram

MTCU Private Career College Search: http://www.ontario.ca/education-and-training/search-private-career-college-ontario

Labour Market Information

Ontario Government Labour Market Info: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/labourmarket

Ontario Ministry of Labour: www.labour.gov.on.ca

Ontario Ministry of Labour - Employment Standards: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/

Working In Canada: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Working in Peel Halton: http://workinginpeelhalton.com/

Ontario Job Futures: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/labourmarket/ojf/index.html

Resources for Internationally-Trained Individuals/Professionals

Bridge Training Program Directory for Immigrants: http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/working/OI_BRIDGE.html

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials: www.cicic.ca

Canadian Technical Employment Network: http://www.cten.ca

Global Experience Ontario:  http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/geo/index.htm

Halton Mentorship Program: https://www.sheridancollege.ca/about/community-employment/mentoring-partnership.aspx                                                       

Halton Multicultural Council: http://hmcconnections.com/

Hire Immigrants: www.hireimmigrants.ca

Ontario Network for Internationally Trained Professionals: http://www.onip.ca/

Skills International: http://www.skillsinternational.ca

Skills for Change: http://www.skillsforchange.org

Credential Evaluation

ICAS: http://www.icascanada.ca (Note: recommended if looking for course-by-course evaluation)

WES: http://www.wes.org (Note: no course by course evaluation for high-school)

Apprenticeship & Skilled Trades Information



Entrepreneurial & Self-Employment Sites

Canada Business – Government Services for Entrepreneurs: http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng

Entrepreneur-Business & Small Business Magazine: www.entrepreneur.com

Halinet: http:/halinetbotw.pbworks.com/w/page/16000182/Business

Halton Region Business Development Centre: www.halton.ca/business

MEDEI: http://www.ontario.ca/ministry-economic-development-employment-and-infrastructure

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE): http://www.onebusiness.ca/


Other Sites of Interest

Halton Community Service Database: http://search.hipinfo.info/

Peel Community Service Database: http://peel.cioc.ca/

Job Scan (Resume Optimization): https://www.jobscan.co/

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 What Clients Have to Say About us:

"I couldn’t have done it without Edwyna’s help. I feel very blessed to have received this opportunity. Service was exceptional – felt like everyone truly cared about me and my future. Process was very easy to understand and ongoing appointments kept me on track."

 
 

“The staff are extremely warm and friendly as well as highly knowledgeable, encouraging, positive and supportive. Couldn't feel more comfortable anywhere else. “ 

 

"Hey Edwyna,

I want to thank you so much for your help with second career. I am very excited that you are my consultant. This is been by far the best year so far for myself and my family and it started last year when you gave me the best decision for a new career and lifestyle. Thank you again. I will tell you training is going great. I have a solid mark and passed my mid-term with a high employment score for the end of my plumbing course. I finish that May 22 and start my Gas 3 license the following week and that ends October 9 2015

Cheers"

Check out the programs Sheridan College has to offer here.


If you have any additional questions please contact one of our Resource Centres:

Serving: Oakville 

Trafalgar Village - Sheridan Community Employment Services
105 Cross Avenue, Unit A7
Oakville, Ontario
Phone - 905-845-9430 ext. 8160
Fax: 905-815-4111

Serving: Brampton

Sheridan Community Employment Services
71 West Drive, Unit 29
Brampton Ontario
Phone - 905-459-7533 ext. 5307
Fax: 905-874-4380


For more information on Second Career we encourage you to visit the MTCU Second Career website AND attend one of our Second Career Information sessions at either our Oakville or Brampton location.