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Ontario Expands Opportunities for PSWs in Long-Term Care!

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Hats off to the Ontario government for investing over $1.3 billion to increase wages for personal support worker, to provide a high level of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, The Ontario government is investing up to $100 million to add an additional 2,000 nurses to the long-term care sector by 2024-25. The government will do this by supporting the training of thousands of personal support worker and nurses who want to advance their careers in long-term care. As the program co coordinator of the Medical programs at the Academy of Learning Brampton, I have personally forged alliances with several local Long term care facilities and Retirement communities and assisted living centers.

Why should you do the program now?

  • Growing career opportunity: COVID-19 has increased the need for health care assistants in long-term care and assisted living services. Approximately 34,400 personal support worker positions will be open nationwide before 2026.
  • Government funding: Normally, to become a health care assistant, you must complete six to eight months of post-secondary education at your own expense before you can apply for a position. Now, with up to 100% government funding, the government pays for your diploma.
  • Qualified education: New hires in the program start in a health care support worker position and receive paid training that leads to full qualification as a Personal Support Worker (PSW).
  • High paying: On an average, a Personal Support Worker receives $19-$28 an hour and is considered as one of the “highest paying jobs” in Ontario.
  • Employment benefits: Employers offer reliable employment with competitive salaries and benefits. Benefits may include a pension plan and medical, dental and extended health care coverage.
  • Emotionally Rewarding: Passionate and caring health care workers make a difference in their communities every day. Creating an environment that fosters and values diverse skills and lived experiences is a goal of the sector.
  • And much more…

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to have your Personal Support Worker training fully covered by the Ontario government. The staff and management at the Academy Of Learning Brampton West are excited to be a part of this great initiative. We would love to help you to start your PSW journey. We have frequent new batches start dates. 

For more information on how you can earn a Personal Support Worker Diploma free of cost you can: 

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