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Second Career Program / Better Job Ontario Program


The Ontario Government has designed the Second Career program 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 will provide tuition, living expenses, and transportation for the qualified candidate. Many students utilize the second career grant to cover the full or partial payments of their program. NACPT provides additional support to all potential students in the second career / better job Ontario program application process.

Eligibility Criteria

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

There are certain norms delivered by the Ontario Government for candidates opting for a second career. 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)

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

Pharma & Healthcare

9511 – Machining Tool Operators

Pharma & Healthcare

2283 – Information System Testing Technicians

Pharma & Healthcare

1243 – Medical Administrative Assistants

Cannabis Sector

2121 – (Production Tec)  Extraction Specialist

Cannabis Sector

2211 – (Quality Tec) Quality Control Technician

Cannabis Sector

2225 – (Production Tec) Cloning Technician

Cannabis Sector

2225 – (Production Tec) Cultivation Technician

Cannabis Sector

8255 – (Production Tec) Section Grower

Finance Sector

1431 – Accounting and Related Clerks

Finance Sector

1434 – Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks

Finance Sector

1111 – Financial Auditors and Accountants

Finance Sector

1432 – Payroll Clerks

Business Sector

NOC 2011 – Business Analysis

Reference Link

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

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 second career 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.  

You can also visit an advisor at the North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and on Saturdays (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). 

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.

For more second career courses in Canada and updates, please contact us through call at (416) 412-7374/ or e-mail to info@nacptpharmacollege.com

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