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Province Simplifies Second Career Program For Laid Off & Unemployed Workers

Posted: 2021-07-14 08:09:41 By: thebay

Yesterday, the provincial government announced it is increasing financial supports and simplifying the application process for individuals applying to the Second Career program. As the province’s economy begins to reopen, the province says these changes will make it easier for laid-off and unemployed workers to pursue training and start new and better careers.

Details were shared yesterday by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, who says “Increasing support for laid-off and unemployed workers is key to our mission of spreading opportunity more fairly and widely,”

Laid-off and unemployed workers will experience a faster Second Career application process. They will no longer need to provide burdensome amounts of documentation to get funding. The program is increasing weekly basic living supports for rent, mortgage and other expenses up to $500 a week. Additionally, transportation and child care supports are being enhanced to better reflect the costs that people currently face.