Programs from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development


Second Career:

Offered by the MAESD, the program offers the opportunity for individuals who are experiencing a layoff to get training to help them get a job in a high-demand area in Ontario. If you are eligible, the government could offer financial support. The objective of this program is to enable people recently laid off to obtain the necessary certification to land a
long-term sustainable employment. ACFOMI Employment Services allow you to learn more about this program and determine if you are eligible.


Offered by MAESD, this program will allow you to become an apprentice or trainee, a person who learns a skilled trade on the job, under the supervision of experienced workers. Apprentices will also be in classroom as part of their
Becoming an apprentice is an important first step towards learning new skills and the start of a rewarding
Jobs in the trades are interesting, challenging and very rewarding. Apprentices are employees; you must find an employer who is willing to hire you and train you.

ACFOMI Employment Services in partnership with Employment Ontario and using online tools such as the Ontario Job Bank, can help you in your efforts.

Ontario Job Creation Partnerships:

Ontario Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that provides work experience to unemployed job
seekers within projects that benefit the community or local economy. At the end of their participation, participants in the program will have recent work experience and additional skills to add to their résumés, increasing their chances of successfully finding long-term employment.

Youth Job Connection (YJC)

Youth Job Connection offers intensive, specialized support to youth between 15 and 29 who are not in work, school or training and who face complex and multiple barriers to employment including:

  • poverty
  • homelessness
  • mental health issues

Aboriginal youth, recent immigrants, youth living with disabilities, youth who have limited work experience and youth who have low levels of education or literacy might also benefit from Youth Job Connection.

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