Updated January 2023
Inspired to begin a career in health care? Looking at your local training options?
Many students are attracted to personal support worker (PSW) training because of the direct focus on patient care, flexible work schedules, and high level of demand across Canada for PSWs. Students also like this program because it's quite short (usually less than 12 months) and is an excellent entry point for other health care careers, such as nursing.
Thinking you might enrol in PSW training this year? Before you sign up for a program, take some time to consider what it takes to succeed in this field, the skills you'll focus on in training, and your local job prospects.
Read on to make sure you're a good fit for the PSW career path.