Resources for People Who Have Lost Their Job

January 31, 2019

If you’ve lost your job, it’s important to know that there’s help available — but what exactly is that help?

We’ve compiled a list of resources in Canada to use when unemployed to get you through the break.

Financial Resources

When you’ve been laid off, it’s important to make a plan for your finances and secure income, be it through government assistance or a severance package. These resources can help you do just that.

  1. Employment Insurance (EI):
  2. Ontario Works:
  3. Financial planning and budgeting:
  4. Help dealing with debt:

Career Resources

This is a good time to evaluate your future career options. You can search for a new job, explore further education, or even consider starting your own business. These resources will help you decide what route to take.

  1.  Job Search
  1. Second Career
  1. Continuing Education
  1. Entrepreneurship

Emotional Resources

Being laid off can take an emotional toll. It can be hard to put what happened behind you. These resources can help you find a counsellor to talk to for help moving forward.

  1. Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA):
  2. Government of Ontario Adjustment Advisory Program:
  3. Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy:

Fuller Financial Solutions can help you navigate a layoff. Contact us today for a free consultation. Call 416-927-7200 or visit