What is the Second Career Funding Program in Ontario?
RESTART with a new career in hairstyling or barbering and get up to $28,000 in government assistance through the Second Career program.
Spring & Summer applications are immediately being assessed
Applying for a Second Career as a Hairstylist or Barber.
Are you prepared to begin retraining for a new job in the hairstyling and barbering industry?
Learn more about the Second Career program and how you can receive financial assistance when you study to become a hair stylist or barber at Eikonic Academy.
The Ontario government is helping laid-off workers get back to work through the Second Career funding program so that they can find jobs in high-demand occupations as well as provide financial support for basic living expenses while you are in school.
Second Career works as a cost-sharing grant provided on the basis of need for people who want to learn a new profession.You may be asked to contribute what you can to your training or education. Individuals who have been laid off as a result of COVID-19 and are interested in training in other professions with excellent career prospects may be eligible for further financial assistance for their studies and related expenditures.
The Eikonic Hair Program is a 40 week diploma program that specializes in hairstyling and barbering and designed to teach and prepare you for all the skills required to pass your Ontario hairstyling license. The unique learning journey takes you from beginner to professional and exposes you to 13 different skill areas in the hair industry with an emphasis on live-client interactions and portfolio building to increase your confidence and social interactions.
How do I qualify for Second Career Ontario?
If you’ve been laid off and are working at a temporary job to make ends meet, you might be eligible for the Second Career grant.
The hairstyling and barbering industry is constantly seeking properly trained individuals. If you’ve lost your job due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to have all your training costs and even certain living expenses covered. Imagine having your full training costs covered, and when you graduate, you’re immediately sought after for your skills!
In November 2021, the Ontario government expanded the criteria for Second Career funding to include those with little or no work experience, self-employed individuals, as well as newcomers, youth and social assistance recipients.