Second Career

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Ontario government’s Second Career program is a cost sharing grant that helps laid-off workers with skills training that prepares them for jobs in the fields which are and will be in demand. Those applicants who qualify can receive financial help for payment towards tuition, books and supplies, transportation and living expenses associated with their education.

The Ministry of Training for Colleges and Universities (MTCU) will grant each qualified student up to a maximum of $28,000 to cover tuition, books, transportation and living expenses for up to two years. Successful applicants may be required to contribute towards their training. As per the MTCU guidelines the program must be no more than two years in length and should lead to a specified career path and should allow the students to pursue one year of academic upgrading (if required).

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As a thank you gift for choosing CIMT College for your Second Career Training, we are pleased to offer a FREE LAPTOP when you enrol in any of the programs below!

You can choose from any of the following programs. CIMT College offers following 16 Second-Career eligible programs.


Who is eligible for Second Career Funding?

If you were laid off after 2004, you may qualify for skills training in demand occupations in Ontario – even if you’ve received Employment Insurance (EI). Eligible training helps Second Career participants move up to better jobs than they could get without the training.
IF you accepted EI, you may qualify for:

  • between six months and two years of skills training for National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level B and equivalent occupations in demand in Ontario
  • up to one year of academic upgrading where necessary as a prerequisite for skills training.

Non-EI-eligible individuals may qualify for:

  • up to two years of skills training for either NOC skill level B or NOC skill level C occupations and equivalent in demand in Ontario
  • up to one year of academic upgrading where necessary as a prerequisite for skills training.

Second Career Services

Our friendly Admission Advisors are happy to discuss your career goals with you, provide you with all the information you need, and even guide you every step of the way with your application for Second Career funding.

Book your FREE Career Guidance session by calling 905-671-9999, or send your questions to

CIMT College is working hard to get you back to work!

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