Personal Support Worker Assistant – Funded

Northern Training Division
Credential Earned: Training Certificate
Campus: Distance
Program Length: 12 Weeks

Cost: Free

Type of Course or Program: Northern College Board Approved Program Certificate

On-site Placement Location Options: Temiskaming region, Hearst, Sioux Lookout

Start Dates: September 2022

Deadline to apply: August 11, 2022


This funded program is intended as a stepping stone to the PSW program.  This program is being created to allow for rapid entry into the workforce of newly skilled personal support worker assistants.  It also allows the participants to continue with their education and complete the post-secondary certificate in the field of study.


Delivery and Important Information

Face to face and virtual delivery, depending on the particular course. Clinical/Practical must be done face to face.


Pathways to Success and Career Opportunities

Students will be able to work as a Personal Support Worker assistant, a home care worker or other helping hand roles within the Health Care Sector.


Eligibility & Requirements

  • Future Focused: Work and Job Readiness
  • 18 or older
  • Resident of Ontario, legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Unemployed or precariously employed
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), Grade 12 English (C, M, U). Mature Students, 19 years old or older, without OSSD must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program and must demonstrate equivalency with admission English requirements Students who have not completed high school will be referred to work with Academic Upgrading to obtain their high school equivalency certificate ahead of program participation for better employment options post program completion
  • Must be fully vaccinated


For more information, please contact 705-235-3211 ext. 7231 or

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