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Second Career Program / Better Job Ontario Program


The Ontario Government has designed the Better Job Ontario to assist unemployed workers attending long-term training, which will help them make a new direction to the economy’s trending areas. The Ontario Government initiatives to help with tuition, living expenses, and transportation for the qualified candidate. Many students utilize the BJO grant to cover the full or partial payments of their program.

NACPT provides additional support to all potential students in the better job Ontario application process.

Eligibility Criteria

The Better Job Ontario strategy will either wrap some or the entire expense of the qualified people. To make sure that you qualify for BJO grant or any other government funding, visit an Employment Ontario assessment center for an assessment interview.

There are certain norms a candidate is required to fulfill to qualify for the BJO program. They are listed below.

  • Eligible individuals are those who have been laid-off on or after January 1, 2005 – including Employment Insurance (EI) active claimants, EI “reach backs,” and non-EI-eligible individuals – who require skills training for employment in-demand occupations in Ontario.
  • “A Laid-off worker” is an individual who has been laid off on or after January 1, 2005, including someone who:
  • Who are still unemployed
  • Who has taken one or more interim jobs but still unemployed
  • Who has taken one or more interim jobs and currently employed in it
  • Who is receiving a salary continuance (Salary continuance is a payment from the company to the laid-off workers for a designated period of time along with some or all benefits of them)
  • Who is on severance payment (Severance payment is the compensation paid to the laid-off workers because of their job loss and related benefits)
  • Fast-track laid off due to Covid-19. Individual must be laid of on or after March 1st 2020.

Documents required to prepare your application

  • Detailed resume
  • Details of your last employment
  • Level of education
  • List of opportunities available after you seek training in your desired program/course. Evaluating demand of the occupation in local job market

Reliable Programs

The second career program training is different for EI claimants/ EI Reach backs and non-EI Eligible Individuals.

For an Employment Insurance (EI) active claimants / reach backs a skill training between six months and two years will be given for National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level B and equivalent occupations in demand within Ontario. Also, up to one year of academic upgrading training will be provided as a prerequisite for skill training, if necessary.

For Non-Employment Insurance (EI) eligible individuals a skill training of any certain duration up to two years will be given either for NOC skill level B or equivalent occupations in demand within Ontario. Also, up to one year of academic upgrading training will be provided as a prerequisite for skill training, if necessary.

NACPT programs (with codes) belonging to NOC level B

Pharma & Healthcare

2221  – Bio Technicians / Technologists

Pharma & Healthcare

2263 – Health Inspectors

Pharma & Healthcare

2243 – Industrial Instrument Technicians

Counselling Service

NACPT conducts our own second career information session, designed to provide the candidates with all information regarding the course and second career application. A comprehensive service is delivered by our counselling service team to help you achieve your skill-training goals.

We also offer information and advice related to our better jobs Ontario programs and pathways, admission requirements, academic upgrading, language training, applicant supports, as well as referrals to foreign credential assessment and recognition services, career advising services, and community resources.  

Applying to Better Jobs Ontario

To apply to Better Jobs Ontario, contact Nacpt Pharma College Career services where our team can provide you assistance to choose the best career/program options.

Visit an advisor at the North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology.

Our offices Hours
Monday to Friday (9:00 am. – 5:00 pm.)
Saturdays (10:00 am. – 3:00 pm.)
* We suggest that you make an appointment with an advisor before planning a trip to our campus. Drop-in visits are subject according to advisor availability.

Toronto Campus
9 – 5310 Finch Ave East,
Toronto, ON M1S 5E8

Brampton Campus
44 Queen St E,
Brampton, ON L6V 1A2

For more details and updates, please contact at (647) 735-3584/ or e-mail to info@nacptpharmacollege.com

Reference Link

To know more about the Ontario Government’s second career funding and the application process, please do visit the official website at Better Job Ontario

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