ORILLIA, Ont. – The province says it is expanding a training program to help job seekers in a different field.
Ontario says there are 300,000 jobs available right now, but the province needs more workers to fill those positions.
Prime Minister Doug Ford says that with the Second Career Program workers can receive up to $ 28,000 each for education and living expenses while they receive training.
Ontario government says it will make it easier for immigrants to work in their professions
The program was initially designed for recently laid off and unemployed workers, but will expand this spring to include those with little or no experience, those working in the gig economy and the self-employed.
The province says the program will fund tuition for training programs of 52 weeks or less.
Ontario says it is also proposing to extend its training tax credit by one year for those looking to improve their skills.
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