By: Cheaper utility bills | posted in Personal |
Date: August 6th, 2009
|Ontario Skills Development (OSD)||Second Career (SC)|
|The objective of Ontario Skills Development is to return insured participants to employment as quickly as possible, therefore, the training supported under OSD reflects the shortest route to sustainable employment.||The objective of the Second Career is to support laid-off individuals who require skills training to rind employment in demand occupations in Ontario.|
Eligible clients must meet the definition of “insured participant” as defined by Section 58 of the EI Act (i.e. clients must be EI claimants or EI Reachback).
The reason for separation from employment is not an eligibility factor.
Eligible clients are those who have been laid-off on or after January 1, 2005 including EI claimants, EI Reachback and Non-EI eligible, and who require skills training for employment in demand occupations in Ontario.
Individuals who have taken an interim job since their lay-off to make ends meet are also eligible for Second Career.
|The skills training supported must provide the worker with the skills necessary for employment, but is not restricted to an occupation in Skill Level B of the Statistics Canada NOC Skills Matrix (2006).||
The skills training supported must provide individuals who are:
|The total skills training is not restricted to a specific minimum duration, however, the maximum duration of an individual agreement cannot exceed 3 years.||
For EI active or EI Reachback clients, skills training may be between 6 months and 2 years in duration.
For Non-EI eligible clients, skills training of any duration up to 2 years may be approved.
For EI active, EI Reachback and non-EI eligible clients, where necessary as a_ prerequisite for skills training, up to one year of academic upgrading may be approved.
|The $28, 000 cap for client support does not include costs for disability accommodation.||The $28,000 cap for client support does not include costs for disability accommodation, dependant care, living away from home, and all costs related to academic upgrading.|
As part of the OSD application, individuals must research a minimum of one publicly assisted college of applied arts and technology. If the applicant wants to take training at a private career college, he/she must research two schools including a publicly assisted college of applied arts and technology where feasible.
As part of the SC application, individuals must research a minimum of one publicly assisted college of applied arts and technology. If the applicant wants to take training at a private career college, he/she must research two schools including a publicly assisted college of applied arts and technology where feasible.
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