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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:
During this time of social distancing, we are available to help you with your career goals. You don’t need to worry about how you are going to plan your education future. We are conducting all of our Admissions Meetings and School Information Sessions over the phone to help you start your career training this year!
Programs are either delivered 100% online or a combination of online and on-campus lab time. Once it is deemed safe to do so, we will be returning to on-campus, in-class learning.
Total Program Length is 32 weeks
22 instructional weeks, 8 weeks practicum placement
Up to 2 weeks break
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
Grade 12 (Secondary School Diploma) or GED equivalence
Willis College Entrance Assessment. If you are a Mature Student, you can gain admittance by writing an entrance assessment test. Note: students with foreign credentials, regardless of whether their documents have been translated/compared or not, should be tested to establish literacy in the English language.
Are you looking to apply as an International Student?
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.
“My experiences at Willis College have been life-changing. In completing my program, I grew in many ways. My confidence increased and I was amazed at my own capabilities, which I didn’t recognize until coming to Willis. The atmosphere at Willis made me feel like I belonged to a large family; that we were all in it together to succeed. Hats off to the staff of Willis College because they work together as a team and everyone helps everyone. No one falls through the cracks. Thank you Willis College.” Sharon Schwartz Willis College