becoming a compassionate
& skilled caregiver

Transform lives with a fulfilling healthcare career through our PSW training.

Job opportunities

PSWs are in high demand in Canada, which makes it easier to find employment and establish a long-term career in healthcare.

Personal fulfillment

PSWs find their job rewarding because they make a difference in their patients' lives and provide emotional support.

Competitive compensation

PSWs in Canada can earn a competitive wage and often receive benefits such as healthcare coverage and paid time off.


Personal Support Worker (PSW) Hybrid

Personal Support Worker Certificate Program contains a total of 23 weeks of in class and practicum training. Upon graduating, students will not only have their PSW certificate but also a CPR & First Aid certificate.
The goal of the Personal Support Worker Program is to help individuals master the required personal and occupational qualities needed to care for people living at home and in long-term care facilities. Students will learn to identify and respond to the physical and emotional needs of clients/consumers. Promoting physical and mental activation, observing and communicating with the client, handling specialized equipment, providing complete personal and physical care are all basic skills which will be developed throughout this program.

Subjects of this program

  • PSW Foundations
  • Safety and Mobility
  • Body Systems
  • Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Household Management, Nutrition, and Hydration
  • Care Planning/ Restorative Care/ Electronic Documentation/ Working in the Community
  • Assisting the Family/ Growth and Development
  • Assisting the Dying Person
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Cognitive/ Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
  • Health Conditions
  • Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care
  • Clinical Placement (Facility)
  • Clinical Placement (Community)
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The responsibilities of the Personal Support Worker includes: assisting with personal hygiene, mobility, household management, meal preparation, ongoing medical conditions and medications, documentation procedures and vital signs. The Personal Support Worker will also be skilled in cognitive impairment and mental health issues, as well as providing optimal support and care planning.

Career Path

Upon satisfactory completion of the training, graduates are qualified to assume entry-level positions as a Personal Support Worker within the community or a healthcare facility.

Employment Opportunities


With over 25 years experience in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Victoria International College has extensive employer networks in the healthcare sector. We have organized numerous career fair for our graduates to gain job opportunities from various long-term care facilities, community health centers and home care agencies. 

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