Better Jobs Ontario (formerly Second Career) at Spark Employment Services
As of Friday April 29th, Better Jobs Ontario has officially replaced the Second Career program. The program has expanded to better help people who may face challenges finding stable jobs such as gig workers, youth and individuals on social assistance.
Funded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, Better Jobs Ontario can help individuals retrain for a new in-demand career and those eligible for the program can access up to $28,000 in paid support for tuition, books, transportation, living expenses, and more. The program’s goal is to help people rejoin the workforce quickly which is why its focus is on training programs that take 52 weeks or less to complete, including micro-credential programs.
While the Better Jobs Ontario program is open to all unemployed jobseekers, a fast-track stream is available for those who were laid-off because of COVID-19 and want to retrain for jobs in sectors that have potential for future employment.
“Our government is working for workers by introducing Better Jobs Ontario, which is helping more people gain the skills that local employers are looking for,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. “If you are looking to train for in-demand work, start a rewarding career and earn bigger paycheques for yourself and your family, this program is for you.”
“The new Better Jobs Ontario program is designed to create opportunities for unemployed and underemployed individuals seeking to enhance their skillset and find meaningful employment,” said Jessica Suban Hamilton, Organizational Change Manager of Spark Employment Services. “I encourage all jobseekers looking to retrain for a new career and invest in their futures, including those on social assistance, to benefit from this expanded program.”
If you are interested in applying to the Better Jobs Ontario program, contact Spark today and connect with one of their expert Employment Specialists who are trained to help decide if this program is right for you and help gather the information needed to support your application. To learn more, call (705)-671-2544 or visit Spark’s office located at 435 Notre Dame Avenue, Suite 102, Sudbury, ON, open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.