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    Second Career

Second Career

  • What is Second Career?

    Second Career is a grant program that provides laid-off, unemployed individuals with skills training to help them find employment in high demand occupations. The program provides qualified applicants with up to $28,000 for eligible costs, including tuition, books, manuals, workbooks or other instructional costs, transportation, basic living allowance and child care.

    Below you will find more information about:

    Who can qualify


    In late 2020, the Second Career program was redesigned to accommodate Ontario's changing economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related job losses.

    The new fast-track approval process prioritizes individuals who:

    • Apply to a program that can be completed in 52 weeks or less;
    • Apply to a program for occupations in demand locally, as well as in priority areas such as advanced manufacturing, life sciences, information and communications technology, and supportive health services; and
    • Have been laid off, have seen their employment impacted by COVID-19 or have lower skills.

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    New funding vs old funding


    Individuals who may not be eligible for the fast-track second career funding model should speak to an Employment Ontario representative.

    Individuals may still be eligible for the traditional Second Career funding model.

    How to apply


    Program information can be obtained by visiting our Second Career program listing page. If you require additional program information, please contact 519-541-2403 or info@lambtoncollege.ca.

    Funding Applications

    Visit any of the following agencies to begin the Second Career funding application process:

    Lambton College Community Employment Services
    4248 Oil Heritage Road
    Petrolia, ON
    Four Winds Community Employment Services
    9156 Tecumseh Lane
    Forest, ON
    Goodwill Career Centre
    1249 London Road
    Sarnia, ON
    The Workplace Group
    265 Front Street N, Ste 107
    Sarnia, ON

    Who to contact

  • Program Information


    Second Career Assessments & Funding Applications

    Lambton College Community Employment Services

    Second Career Letters of Acceptance

    Office of the Registrar & Financial Aid Services
    519-542-7751 x 3490


    519-542-7751 x 3412
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