Personal Support Worker

Personal Support Worker

12 months
Application deadlines: February 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$95
Intakes: Fall, Winter
International tuition: CA$15,772
Domestic tuition: CA$4,470

Program overview

Develop the ability to engage with persons and families of various ages and health-related needs to promote healthy living. Learn how to assist clients with their daily personal care needs, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting. In your career, you help those who need assistance to remain as independent as possible.

Through theory, lab practice and clinical/community experiences, learn how to deliver person-centred care, encourage independence and improve the quality of life for your clients.

Participate in clinical experiences, where you focus on the various skills needed to succeed in the field. In these clinical placements, you demonstrate your knowledge and expertise and learn about applying different concepts to real-world environments. These clinical experiences provide you with the opportunity to continue learning as a student member of a healthcare team.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus





English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).

Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).

IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment as personal support workers functioning under the supervision of Registered Nurses and/or Registered Practical Nurses in retirement homes, long-term care facilities, community health agencies and acute-care settings.

Campus location

Ottawa , Canada