Second Careers is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) which helps laid-off workers train for a new career. If you were laid off any time after January 01, 2005, you are eligible to apply, even if you have taken an interim job to make ends meet. If you qualify, funding is available to support the cost of tuition, books, daycare, transportation and a basic living allowance. To learn more, contact one of the following Employment Ontario agencies serving the greater Kingston area:
KEYS Job Centre
KEYS Job Centre is a community-based centre with expertise in employment and employment related services.
ACFOMI is a non-profit organization funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). ACFOMI provides excellent employment services for the job seeker and employers in both official languages.
ReStart’s mission is to help people prepare for, find and keep employment.
St. Lawrence Employment Centres
St. Lawrence College Employment Service offers a variety of employment services to both job seekers and employers.
CAN VET VR SERVICES
In most cases, the Rehabilitation Program will be provided to you through a network of local experts. Services can be used alone or together, depending on what you need. Your Veterans Affairs Canada Case Manager will work with you and your family to help you determine what you need and how to access the services. Visit March of Dimes Canada
LIFELONG LEARNING PLAN
The Lifelong Leaning Plan (LLP) allows you to withdraw money from your RRSPs to finance your education or that of your spouse or common law partner. You can withdraw up to $10,000 per year, up to a total maximum of $20,000. More information is available at Service Canada
REGISTERED EDUCATION SAVINGS PLANS
A student who is named under a family’s Registered Education Savings Plan may use these funds to cover the costs of education at an eligible post-secondary institution such as Academy of Learning College. Detailed information is available at CRA
HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CANADA
Human Resources Development Canada, HRDC, has a number of programs, for eligible clients, contemplating specialized career training. Individuals who meet their criteria may be eligible for funding to attend the Academy of Learning.
It is necessary to consult a HRDC representative to explore relevant funding options available to you.
HRSDC Skills Development
WSIB – Labour Market Re-Entry