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Do You Know About the Second Career Program?

Second Career is an Ontario government program that offers training for a new job, including financial support. It provides career planning and financial support to help laid-off Ontarians participate in long-term training for a new job.

Second Career can provide up to $28,000 for:

  • tuition

  • books

  • transportation

  • a basic living allowance

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I believe the Second Career program is an incredible opportunity that provides a great incentive to learn new skills. This funding allows those that probably would never have thought of schooling a chance to make a change in their life by enrolling in an in-demand career of their choice. Unfortunately, not a lot of people know about this program. If you know someone who has been laid off, and working temporary jobs just to cover costs, then you should definitely let them know about Second Career.

Second Career funding is available based on an application that is processed at an Employment Ontario centre. Below is a list of Employment Ontario locations in the cities Summit operates in. Call or visit one of these centres to see if you’re eligible for the Second Career program, or you can give us a call toll free at 1.877.262.2289 for more information.

What are your thoughts on Second Career funding? Is this something that applies to you? Do you or someone you know have experience with Second Career? Please share your stories.



Community Resource Service

230 Shellard Lane, Unit 3-4, Brantford, N3T 0B9

(519) 751-4357 ext. 312

Ontario Works Brant Social Services

220 Colborne St, Brantford, N3T 5R7

(519) 759-7009




35 Dickson St, Cambridge, N1R 7A6

(519) 623-9380

YMCA Employment Services

258 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, N1R 3H3

(519) 621-1621 ext. 291




89 Wyndham St N, Guelph, N1H 4E5

(519) 822-4141

Second Chance

177 Norfolk St, Guelph, N1H 4K1

(519) 823-2440



Employment Hamilton

67 Victoria Ave, Hamilton, L8N 2S8

(905) 522-4902

City of Hamilton, Career Development Centre

181 Main Street West, Hamilton, L8P 4S1

(905) 546-2424 ext 5208

Mohawk College. Community Training Solutions, Ontario Employment Services

135 Fennell Ave. W, Hamilton, L9C 0E5

(905) 575-2024

VPI, Ontario Employment Services

1051 Upper James Street, Hamilton, L9C 3A6

(905) 387-2220

Goodwill, The Amity Group, Ontario Employment Services

225 King William Street, Hamilton, L8R 1B1

(905) 526-8482

Wesley Urban Ministries Inc., Ontario Employment Services

151 Queen Street N, Hamilton, L8R 2B6

(289) 396-5864

PATH Employment Services

31 King Street E, Hamilton, L8N 1A1

(905) 528-6611




165 King St E, Kitchener, N2G 2K8

(519) 743-2460

The Working Centre

58 Queen St S, Kitchener, N2G 1V6

(519) 743-1151



BEC – Business Education Council of Niagara

43 Church Street, St. Catharines, L2R 7E1

(905) 684-7200 ext.1200

YMCA Employment Services

285 Bunting Rd, St. Catharines, L2M 5V7

(905) 684-3500

Niagara Centre for Independent Living

122 Queenston St, St Catharines, L2R 2Z3

(905) 684-7111

CERF Niagara

40 King St, St. Catharines, L2R 3H4

(905) 714-1480

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