The objective of the SC program is to provide layoff, unemployed individuals with skills training to help them find employment in occupations with demonstrated labour market prospects in Ontario. The intention of the SC program is to return individuals to employment by the most cost effective path.


To be eligible, individual Is must:

Have been laid-off on or after January 1. 2005:

be unemployed;

be residents of Ontario;

be Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally authorized to work in Canada: and

Demonstrate occupational demand for the skills training request with evidence of good employment prospects locally or within Ontario,


For the purposes of SC, “laid-off” individuals also includes those:

Whose employment contract has ended;

Who have received El Part 1 maternity or parental benefits and are seeking to re-enter the labour force:

Who have left work due to medical reasons:

Who were laid-off on or after January 1, 2005 and then became self-employed.

Individuals who were laid-off from a job in another province of Canada or in another country are eligible for the SC program and must meet all other SC program criteria.


For the purposes of SC. “unemployed” includes individuals;