PSW in Ontario

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Note: Only at participating private career colleges

T here are many public and private colleges in Ontario that offer full-time and part-time Personal Support Worker (PSW) courses and diploma programs that give you the training you need to begin a rewarding career as a PSW.  This list of accredited Ontario Colleges located in various cities across the province, offer PSW courses that can be completed anywhere from 24 to 29 weeks.

A Personal Support Worker also known as a PSW, Health Care Aide, Respite Care Worker, Resident Care Worker, Home Support Worker, Palliative Care Worker, or Supportive Care Assistant, provides personal support services in homes, hospitals and other health care facilities.  PSWs work with clients who have varying health conditions and care needs. 

How to Become a Personal Support Worker in Ontario

While formal PSW training may not be required by some employers, Ontario has enacted the Long-Term Care Homes act under which a person working in a long-term care home may be considered a personal support worker  if they have successfully completed a personal support worker program that:

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