Employment Resource Centres
Employment Resource Centres – Available Resources
Public Access Computers
- Resume/Cover Letter Wizard
- Job Search
- Research Career & Education
Public Access telephone for Employment & Education
Daily and Weekly Newspapers
Library of Employment Resource Books (free sign‐out)
Labour Market Information Resources
Educational Resources (information on Universities, Colleges and Local Training opportunities)
Fax and Photocopy Services
Employment Ontario Programs – MLTSD Delivered Programs
- Second Career
What is Second Career?
Second Career provides laid-off workers with
- skills training to help them find jobs in high-demand occupations in Ontario
- financial support
Second Career is a cost-sharing grant provided on the basis of need, so you may be asked to contribute what you can to your training or education.
Second Career provides up to $28,000 for
- other instruction costs such as manuals or workbooks
- a basic living allowance
Additional support may be available to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities, dependent care, costs of living away from home and academic upgrading.
- Fee Payer
If you are unemployed and want to upgrade your education or employment skills while receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, the Feepayer program can help. This program offers you a chance to attend training while you still qualify to receive your regular EI benefits. You must be prepared to pay your own training expenses and have a current E.I. claim.
- Job Creation Partnership (JCP)
Ontario Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that provides work experience to unemployed job seekers within projects that benefit the community or local economy. At the end of their participation, participants in the program will have recent work experience and additional skills to add to their résumés, increasing their chances of successfully finding long-term employment.
Job seekers who are unemployed can apply to participate if they meet one of the following conditions:
- They established a claim for Employment Insurance benefits or their Employment Insurance benefit period ended within the past three years.
- They established a claim for Employment Insurance maternity or parental benefits and were paid benefits within the past five years, and are re-entering the labour force after having left it to ca re for newborn or newly adopted children
If you are unemployed and want to upgrade your education or employment skills while receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, the Feepayer program can help. This program offers you a chance to attend training while you still qualify to receive your regular EI benefits. You must be prepared to pay your own training expenses and have a current E.I. claim
- Job Search
- Job Retention