Personal Support Worker – Funded

Northern Training Division
Credential Earned: College Certificate (1 Year)
Campus: Haileybury, Kirkland Lake
Program Length: 2 Semesters

Cost: Free

Type of Course or Program: Ontario College Certificate Program

Start Dates: Fall 2022


Personal Support Workers work under the supervision of a regulated health professional, supervisor, or in the supported independent living environment under the direction of the client. They provide clearly identified personal care, routine activities of daily living and home management services, by following care/service plans and established policies and procedures.

Workers providing long term care and support services form the backbone of both community and facility services. They are often the people with whom clients/consumers have the most contact and with whom they develop close relationships. The attitude and approach of workers and their abilities are critical to the well-being, comfort, safety and health of the people they support.

This program was developed as part of the Ontario provincial government’s plan to reform long term care and support services provided to people living at home and in long term care facilities. The Personal Support Worker Program is a two semester program consisting of theory and clinical practice in both institutional and community settings.

Part-time and full-time delivery options are available.


Delivery and Important Information

Face to face and virtual delivery, depending on the particular course. Clinical/Practical must be done face to face. Part-time and full-time delivery options are available.


Pathways to Success and Career Opportunities

Student will be able to work as a certified PSW in 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) and Grade 12 English (C, M, U) or equivalent.
  • Mature students over the age of 19 without a high school diploma or equivalent may be eligible if able to demonstrate equivalency in English requirements through academic testing.
  • Must be fully vaccinated


Important Information

Students who do not comply with the immunization requirements will not be allowed into the practice settings and as such may not be able to complete the Practicum required to graduate from the program. CPR re-certification, criminal reference checks and immunization updates are required annually. COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Practical Nursing and Personal Support Worker programs in order to be permitted to attend clinical hours.


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