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Train to become a PSW for free



Discover more about this innovative program and eligibility criteria.

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Next Steps

Download documents you’ll need to complete for your interview and learn about your next steps.

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Participating Partners

Information on the full list of partners that have contributed to making this initiative possible.

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A Personal Support Worker (PSW) is an important part of Ontario’s healthcare system and a rewarding entryway into the healthcare field. PSWs provide care for residents in long term care facilities, for patients in their homes, and hospitals.

Earn As You Lear is a collaboration between the Government of Ontario, Healthcare Employers, and Post Education Colleges to deliver free PSW training to qualifying candidates. The PSW program is up to 26 weeks, which includes up to 11 week practicum. Plus, within 5 weeks of your training, you’ll be able to start working at a healthcare facility which means you’ll be earning money as you continue to learn and work towards your new career as a PSW.

To see if you might qualify for the program, click here.

Once you have read through the qualifications for the program, you can book an appointment to speak with an Employment Counsellor, who can help you get the process started.

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