Better Jobs Ontario Program

Embarking on a new career path just got easier with Ontario’s revamped Career Advancement Initiative. Offering up to $28,000 in support, this program aims to equip job seekers with the skills needed for thriving careers in high-demand sectors.

Here’s how to kickstart your journey:

Information Session: Attend our bi-weekly informative sessions, where our dedicated advisors will address all your queries. Check the calendar every two weeks for session dates.

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Better Jobs Ontario

  • You have been laid off and are either not working or are underemployed.
  • You have been jobless for at least 6 months and are a member of a low-income household, even if you were not laid off.
  • You have been laid off and are currently in a temporary job just to make a living.
  • You are collecting Employment Insurance or have received it in the past.

Since the program’s expansion on April 29, 2022, you can also apply if you are self-employed, new to Ontario, a gig worker, young, or receiving social assistance such as:

  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
Experience expedited approval if you:

  • Were laid off after March 1, 2020.
  • Have a high school education or less.
  • Previously held roles that required minimal education and job-specific training.
  • Worked in industries such as hospitality, transportation, or retail.
  • Aspire to pursue in-demand careers in local or provincial priority areas.

Start by contacting our advisors to discuss your career goals and eligibility. When we receive your contact, an advisor will:

  • Explain the Better Jobs Ontario criteria in detail.
  • Help you determine which programs suit you based on your employment history and career goals.
  • Refer you to Employment Ontario for a Better Jobs Ontario information session, if preferred. Visit or call 1-800-387-5656.

When you apply, include the following:

  • The duration of your unemployment or underemployment.
  • The length of your job search.
  • Your highest level of education.
  • Job titles and companies you have applied to.
  • Skills and knowledge you want to retrain for.
  • The school you choose to attend.
  • Your work history, including employment periods and required skills.

You must also submit supporting documents for your needs assessment, such as:

  • Fees associated with your schooling.
  • Your gross household income.

Apply to TB College and await admission confirmation. The acceptance letter is crucial for the Better Jobs Ontario funding application.

Do not start your training until your application gets approved. Otherwise, you will be disqualified from the Better Jobs Ontario program.

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