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Better Jobs Ontario Info Session

January 19, 2023

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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. Read more about the Better Jobs Ontario program.


Job seekers can 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.