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 training pathway to a PSW career!

To support the demand for trained professionals in this rewarding field, a new, accelerated PSW training program was recently introduced at all 24 public colleges. This new accelerated program comes with:

  • A condensed schedule that allows students to graduate with a full PSW credential in six months.
  • Opportunities early in the program to get hands-on experience.
  • A paid work placement in the final three months of the program.

View Accelerated PSW Programs

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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