Second Career (SC) provides laid-off, unemployed individuals with financial support and skills training to help them find employment in high-demand occupations in Ontario. The goal of this program, is to help individuals find suitable training opportunities and get started in a new field of work. Our role at VPI is to help job seekers understand and navigate the application process through information sessions and orientation workshops at our local branches. Find an upcoming session in our event calendars.

To find out if the Second Career program can help you get back to work, register for one of our upcoming Second Career events. For more information on the Second Career program, fill out an information request form or contact: 1-888-336-9500.

Upcoming Second Career Information Sessions:

Click one of the events below for more information or to register for a free Second Career information session.

Employment Service Workshops

Fri

Oct 26

Second Career Orientation
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am


Mon

Oct 29

Second Career Orientation
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Oct 29

Second Career Orientation
Wiarton
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Oct 31

Second Career Orientation
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Nov 1

Second Career Orientation
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am


Thu

Nov 1

Second Career Orientation
Hamilton
9:30am-11:00am


Thu

Nov 1

Second Career Orientation
Georgetown
10:00am-12:00pm


Fri

Nov 2

Second Career Orientation
Etobicoke
10:00am-12:00pm


Mon

Nov 5

Second Career Orientation
Vaughan
10:00am-12:00pm


Tue

Nov 6

Second Career Orientation
Port Elgin
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Nov 7

Second Career Orientation
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Nov 7

Second Career Orientation
Ajax
10:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Nov 8

Second Career Orientation
Richmond Hill
10:00am-12:00pm


Thu

Nov 8

Second Career Orientation
Scarborough
10:30am-12:00pm


Tue

Nov 13

Second Career Orientation
Kincardine
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Nov 15

Second Career Orientation
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am


Mon

Nov 19

Second Career Orientation
Scarborough
10:30am-12:00pm


Wed

Nov 21

Second Career Orientation
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am


Fri

Nov 23

Second Career Orientation
Vaughan
10:00am-12:00pm


Mon

Nov 26

Second Career Orientation
Wiarton
9:00am-11:00am


Wed

Nov 28

Second Career Orientation
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am


Thu

Nov 29

Second Career Orientation
Hamilton
9:30am-11:00am


Thu

Nov 29

Second Career Orientation
Richmond Hill
10:00am-12:00pm


Fri

Nov 30

Second Career Orientation
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am


More upcoming workshops…

Program Benefits

  • Up to $28,000 towards tuition, books, living expenses, transportation and other living and training costs
  • Additional support may be available to accommodate dependent care, costs of living away from home and academic upgrading

Applications

Applicants must be both approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) for Second Career and accepted by an independent training program before funded training can commence.

Training programs

Applicants must research and select their own training programs. Suitable training programs are considered to be ones that help applicants enter into high-demand industries, such as:

  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Power generation

Eligibility and Suitability

Participants

In order to be eligible for the Second Career program, participants must:

  • Have been laid-off on or after January 1, 2005
  • Be unemployed
  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident legally authorized to work in Canada
  • Demonstrate local occupational demand for the skills training request