Personal Support Worker (PSW)

What to expect from a career as a PSW

Personal support workers play a vital role in the health-care industry, working in private homes or health-care facilities to help provide patients with care and comfort. Ontario’s colleges prepare students for these careers with a combination of skills training, lab work and clinical placements that equip them to confidently enter the workforce. Full-time accelerated and standard programs can be completed in anywhere from six months to one year and part-time programs in up to two years. That means there are many ways to learn and train at a pace that works for you.

New fast-track training for a PSW career!

To support the demand for trained professionals in this field, an accelerated PSW training program will be offered this summer by colleges throughout the province. This accelerated program at Ontario’s colleges includes:

  • No tuition fee and funding for expenses such as textbooks and other supplies.
  • A condensed schedule that allows you to graduate with a full PSW credential in six months.
  • A paid work placement in the final three months of the program.

Entry dates for this program are available from May 2022 to August 2022.

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All PSW Programs

View a complete list of PSW programs at Ontario colleges below and use the left-column navigation to refine your search by college, program availability, program start date and more.

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