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Cambrian College Offers Accelerated Personal Support Worker Program

Jun 6, 2022

SUDBURY – Again this year, Cambrian College is joining a province-wide college initiative to meet an urgent demand for more Personal Support Workers (PSWs).

The provincial special PSW Accelerated program was introduced last year, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, to address the shortage of PSWs. The demand for more PSWs continues this year, even as the world emerges from the worst of the pandemic.

Details of the special PSW Accelerated program include:

  • No tuition fee and funding for expenses such as textbooks and other supplies.
  • A condensed schedule that allows students to graduate in six months with a full PSW credential.
  • A paid work placement/opportunity in the final three months of the program.
    “There was a shortage of PSWs before the pandemic hit, and that need for PSWs has only increased since COVID-19,” says Dr. June Raymond, Dean of Cambrian’s School of Health Sciences. “We want to make sure people get the care they need from PSWs, which is why we are again offering this accelerated program.”

For more information about Cambrian’s PSW Accelerated program and to apply, visit This page also contains our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to help answer any questions you may have about this program.

You can also call Cambrian College at 705-566-8101, toll-free at 1-800-461-7145 or email

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