LIFE EVENTS
QUESTIONS

Work, Job, Career - Retraining

Q.1. What is involved in retraining?
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Retraining usually involves taking courses and formal training which helps you either upgrade your skills or acquire a whole new skills set resulting in a change in your occupation or career. In order to identify your needs in this area a skills assessment should be done to help direct your retraining.

Q.2. What career might I consider?
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When considering retraining it is important to decide what direction your future will take. The skills and interests you have will help you to find a career that is satisfying and rewarding. In that regard it is important to know what suits you best. By examining various careers you can help to narrow your task.

Q.3. Where do I get information on retraining?
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There are a number of Government of Canada and provincial websites that can help you with this information. Job Bank is a valuable resource to help you examine careers. Examples of how individuals retrained can help you determine a future course. Provincial/Territorial Adult Education sites can also be invaluable as you make your decisions about what actions to take.

Q.4. Is there financial assistance available?
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Yes there is financial assistance available for various types of retraining. Government grants and loans offer ways of receiving financial support. Depending upon your circumstances there are various methods of financial support.