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Personal Support Worker

An aging population, shorter hospital stays, and a shortage of trained PSWs, makes this an in-demand healthcare job. Cambrian’s tailored personal support worker courses will prepare you to work as a PSW in just 24 weeks. In the first semester you will learn the skills that PSWs use to care for others, in our labs and in the classroom. The second semester is a preceptorship. You will work in a healthcare setting with an experienced PSWs and a faculty member, who will help you to become a confident, caring and job ready PSW.

With your PSW job, you will be prepared to assist clients with activities of daily living and contribute to the quality of life of individuals who live in a facility or community setting by promoting their independence, dignity, social, emotional and physical well-being, mobility, personal appearance, comfort, and safety.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Personal support worker in community settings, long-term care facilities and hospital settings.

Average Salaries*

Across these career outcomes, salaries in Canada range from:

$19,200 to $54,700

  • 24 weeks for eligible students, a full 2 semesters offered for international applicants
  • Clinical Placement
  • Hands-on training in the 1,200-square-foot PSW simulation lab, as well as the nursing lab

Plan your future

Program starts

January 2021

September 2021

Learning options

  • Full-Time

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Apple Mac
  • OS X operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox or Safari

You’ll be accessing industry-standard software as part of your program. Your program coordinator and IT will set you up with access on your computer or within our campus labs. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email info@cambriancollege.ca or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

Have Questions?

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See a full list of how your program will be delivered.