Interested in Becoming a Personal Support Worker (PSW)?

PSW Information - Our next scheduled start date is September 2024.

If you are interested in our next intake for September 2024, you can contact us using the information below.

Please email cheryl.stewart@granderie.ca  for more information or to be added to the contact list for information sessions.

Information sessions will be held in late May 2024.  You must attend an information session to be considered for this program.

Proof of CLB level 6 is required for any applicant who does not indicate English as their first language.

Fee

  • $975.00 (not a tuition, not eligible for income tax education deduction)

Includes

  • Lab and Material Costs
  • Textbook and Workbook
  • 3 Uniforms and Identification Badge
  • CPR and First Aid
  • “Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA®) in Dementia Care”
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Teepa Snow 
  • Guest Speakers and Special Certifications
  • Graduation Ceremony

Student Requirements

All required documentation must be provided prior to the first day of class.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma preferred OR
  • Be within 6 credits of graduating and have compulsory English completed OR
  • Achieve a minimum of 70% on the intake literacy test
  • Must provide own transportation
  • Proof of 2 doses of COVID 19 vaccine plus booster
  • Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen
  • Must have all immunizations up to date and provide proof
  • 2 step TB Skin Test required for all students who are accepted
  • Fitness level necessary to perform duties on clinical and community placements

*If you are not currently working you may be eligible for Better Jobs Ontario Funding. Contact your local Employment Ontario Centre to find out if you qualify.