The Personal Support Worker program provides students with the skills and training needed to effectively support individuals who require assistance with routine daily tasks and activities. As a Personal Support Worker you may assist the elderly, chronically ill and/or people with physical disabilities by helping to create optimal living conditions.


If making a difference in your community is important to you, Canadian Business College’s Personal Support Worker certificate course will provide you with a foundation for valuable and rewarding career. As a Personal Support Worker, you will be tasked with recognizing the physical and emotional changes of aging and illness and be charged with the identifying applicable restorative techniques to maximize client independence. Canadian Business College will help you learn skills that emphasize the value of your role as a member of a multidisciplinary care team providing or assisting with personal care. You will gain satisfaction in knowing that your job is making a difference in the life of another.


•  PSW Foundations
•  Safety and Mobility
•  Body Systems

•  Assisting with Personal Hygiene
•  Abuse and Neglect
•  Household management, Nutrition and Meal Preparation
•  Care Planning, Restorative Care, Documentation and Working in the Community
•  Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
•  Assisting the Dying Person
•  Assisting with Medications
•  Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
•  Health Conditions
•  Clinical Placement (Community)
•  Clinical Placement (Facility)
•  Student Success Strategies
•  Career Strategies


The future of the health care industry is predicted to be positive due to the rising numbers of baby boomers entering retirement as well as the upward trajectory of the average annual growth rate in assisted living capacity. A Harvard scholar analysis of the market for elderly care places this growth rate at 6.3%. The high volume of care facilities as well as people to care for correlates to a higher the demand for Personal Support Workers. Additionally, from a demographic perspective, elderly individuals are now living longer which also corresponds to higher client opportunity numbers. As a Personal Support Worker, you may work in environments such as:

•  Private facilities
•  Not-for-profit homecare agencies
•  Senior citizens homes
•  Nursing homes
•  Hospitals
•  Client residences
•  Self-employment


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Canadian Business College’s Student and Career Services team helps convert the knowledge, skills and training that you acquire over the course of your studies into meaningful jobs and careers once you graduate. Our top priority is to facilitate relationships between you and the businesses, organizations and industries where you will work and further develop your skills.


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