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


Personal Support Workers have always played an important role in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. With those areas being hit considerably hard by COVID-19, the demand for trained Personal Support Workers is now higher than ever. The career opportunities in this sector will be abundant for the foreseeable future.

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

Is a Rewarding Career as a Personal Support Worker Right for You?

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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.