1. About textbook amount, can I buy used books from school bookstore (or from Amazon online)and submit the receipts of used books? Will the ministry accept that?
2. Does Supply amount include backpack or laptop?
Nov 7th, 2016 9:22 pm
Nov 7th, 2016 9:22 pm
As long as the books are those required for your program, you can buy them from anywhere you want - but Second Career will only pay what you paid for them, so you don't actually benefit by getting them used (and in many cases you can't buy the books anywhere else, because they may not be 'books', but printed or online materials).
Dec 1st, 2016 7:53 am
Dec 3rd, 2016 10:36 pm
maniez106 wrote: ↑Dec 1st, 2016 7:53 amOK, I am back to look for second career after my attempt to contact employers to work as their nannies on part time basis on the hours where my husband will be at home to look after the baby or making arrangement to bring baby while taking care of their children. This effort brought no result/success. So after my mat leave finished, I took interpreter course and got one assignment and that was it. My language is not in demand so it's difficult to get jobs.
For second career application, I am looking to enter civil engineering program at a private college (I have a diploma from back home in pulp and paper engineering) or Social Service Worker program at Centennial (I am currently volunteering at a community group program). How are my chances now? Do you mind to tell me what are the 16 points criteria? TIA
Dec 21st, 2016 9:10 am
Dec 23rd, 2016 9:46 pm
maniez106 wrote: ↑Dec 21st, 2016 9:10 amI got 18 points from the employment counselor and got acceptance letter from the school on the Civil Engineering design and technology to be civil engineering technician/technologist.
Employment counselor said I have to do two workshops, job works and career exploration. What are these for? Anyone have to do this? I didn't see people posting here about doing some workshops.
School counselor said, later I have to fill out application and listed expenses to estimate living allowance. So, even I got 18 points, is that mean I am not yet approved and still need to apply? As for living allowance, when should I provide the receipt? Also, what happen if I received subsidy for my expenses? For example, my hydro bill. I applied to Ontario energy subsidy program and got approved and starting next year, it will be credited from my bill monthly. but if the calculation is based on last year's it will be no subsidy therefore price will be higher. Same with my day care expenses. I got subsidy but it will start next year. I don't want any surprises that by the end of my short course and busy looking for job (because by then, I am sure we will be running out of money) because our little savings we have now will have to cover the tuition expenses, since government only cover $10000 and we have to cover the rest with a proof the money's there (I don't think they will allow credit card statement. Because I can use my credit card and I don't have any outstanding balance nor problem with my credit score.)
Jan 16th, 2017 2:02 pm
Jan 17th, 2017 11:06 pm
No - EI provides nothing towards Second Career expenses. Talk with your counsellor about the options - for example, the maximum for tuition is $10,000, unless you're going to a community college. If tuition is above the maximum, you could borrow from OSAP. You could also try OSAP for additional living expenses if you need to take a cut in basic living allowance to stay below $28,000.StartingOver37 wrote: ↑Jan 16th, 2017 2:02 pmHello everyone, been reading over the forums for awhile now and was hoping someone might be able to clarify something about second careers for me. I am currently working on the application and monthly budget template.
My question is, if my total for tuition, books and living expenses are greater than the max of 28,000, would EI supplement the difference? the total over the 28,000 is 2,782 and unfortunately it isn't something I would be able to pay out of my own pocket as I'm currently in EI sick leave.
Thanks in advance for any help!!
Jan 18th, 2017 8:53 pm
Jan 18th, 2017 10:18 pm
They should allow you to repeat it at your own cost. There should not be a circumstance in which you'd have to repay all the funding. If for some reason SC decided to terminate your contract (and I've only seen this happen in the case of students abandoning their programs or failing to provide receipts despite repeated requests), the overpayment would only relate to money attributable to the period after the last day in school or the day the contract was terminated.
Jan 18th, 2017 11:35 pm
Jan 19th, 2017 11:39 am
Jan 20th, 2017 11:38 pm
No, it is not. Only the barest of essentials are included in the basic living allowance calculation, and the maximum allowable amounts are also very low (and have not been increased since 2008). If there is money left in your contract - ie if your entire contract value is under $28,000 other than dependant care, if applicable - you could talk to your counsellor about making a financial hardship request.alesiam34 wrote: ↑Jan 19th, 2017 11:39 amI am currently receiving second careers funding and I am in my second semester of the program. I get basic living expenses covered but it is not even close to enough. When doing my calculations with my worker they calculated my regular bills but not my auto insurance or extra bills . Is this something that can be covered ?
Jan 21st, 2017 3:51 pm
Jan 21st, 2017 3:53 pm