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Earn your diploma with our Home Support Worker program!
Careers in this field are dynamic, diverse, and rewarding. Home Support Workers play a vital role in our healthcare industry and job demand is projected to be high for the future. This field is seeing strong employment growth as baby boomers approach retirement and the Canadian population ages. Home Support Workers play a critical role in private residences, acute care facilities, long-term care homes (public and private) and in group living, private, and family-based settings. Our curriculum was developed by the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC). It complies with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLT) guidelines and has been developed in consultation with employers who hire our graduates.
This program is an excellent fit for:
Total program length is 32 weeks
22 instructional weeks, 8 weeks practicum placement
Up to 2 weeks break
Our Ottawa, Ontario campus is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Successful graduates of this program may pursue a wide variety of interesting and rewarding professions, including:
Average Wage ($/hr) – $15.75
High Wage ($/hr) – $19.00
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 4411
Source: www.noc.esdc.gc.ca & www.jobbank.ca
Canadian High School diploma or equivalent. Willis College Admission’s Team uses the Wonderlic assessment tool.
For Mature Students:
If you don’t have a High School Diploma, we have admissions options specifically for you depending on which province you are in enrolling. Please contact us to see how our Admissions Team can help you achieve your new career.
Able to pass a clear police check including a clear Vulnerable Sector check; a clear medical certificate indicating current immunization and free from communicable diseases; demonstrated fluency in English; completion of a Student Questionnaire to determine suitability for a career as a Personal Support Worker.
Please click on the course title to see the course description.
“When I first started at Willis I was a shy, self-conscious girl… but Willis changed all that! My time at Willis was knowledgeable, fun and most importantly self-rewarding. The PSW program was amazing. I learned so much. All of the staff are absolutely awesome; they looked at you as a person and not just a number filling up a seat.” Rachel Goyer Personal Support Worker