Personal Support Worker

Course Name Course Duration Tution Fees Duration of the Course Duration of the Co-op
Personal Support Worker 700 13650 8 4


This course preps one to start a career in the field of personal assistance, a job that entails taking care of the physical, mental, emotional, and physiological needs of an ill, elderly, or disabled person. In other words, it involves ensuring the health and wellbeing of a person who is not fit enough to do so himself. Such needs include, but are not limited to, administering medicines, feeding, providing motor-assistance, and ensuring fulfilment of individual goals. If you have a considerate and caring personality, along with a passion to assist others, our Personal Support Worker program might be the perfect fit for you!

Career Opportunities

PSWs are employed in long-term healthcare facilities, retirement homes, supportive housing, group homes, hospitals, and educational facilities. As the number of people who need such assistance is not subject to changes in the socio-economic scenario, therefore, the demand for such a career is not subject to fluctuations on the labour-demand side.

Moreover, the average salary for a person employed as a personal support worker is $18 per hour, which makes it a wise career choice.

Admission Requirements

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; or is at least 18 years of age or older and pass an entry test.
  • Proof of English proficiency required for international students Or ERICC Academic Prequisites 1 and 2

Placement Requirements

  • Medical Certificate
  • Police Reference Check (Clearance) of Criminal Record
  • Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Certification.

Graduation Requirements
To successfully meet the program outcomes the student must:

  • Achieve a minimum mark of 65% in all of the module assignments and exams
  • Achieve a satisfactory rating in the internship evaluation