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Better Jobs Ontario Funding Info Session

April 25, 2023

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Join a free info session talking about the Better Jobs Ontario program. This new employment program offers up to $28,000 to help job seekers get the skills they need for in-demand careers.

Start learning the skills you need, our Better Jobs Ontario program can pay up to $28,000 in tuition and other costs for short-duration training that allow Lanark County job seekers to match skills with the needs of local employers who are hiring. Expanded from the former Second Career program, more applicants are now eligible for financial support, including individuals: on social assistance, self-employed, gig workers, youth, newcomers to Lanark County, laid-off, unemployed for over six months, and/or are part of a low-income household.

Job seekers canĀ apply for up to $28,000 for costs, including:

  • tuition
  • books
  • other instructional costs, including student fees, supplies and electronic devices
  • transportation
  • basic living allowance (up to $500 per week)

Additional funding may be available for childcare, disability-related supports, living away from home, Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) and/or language training.

Community Employment Services in Perth is pleased to be a Better Jobs Ontario program assessment centre. We guide job seekers who are considering retraining for new employment within in-demand sectors. Our CES staff will help you explore new career possibilities and gather information to support your Better Jobs Ontario application to access up to $28,000 in educational training funds.

To attend in-person at our 40 Sunset Blvd location, checkmarkĀ Better Jobs Ontario