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To be able to take this program you must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada (international students cannot register)
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • Able to provide proof of English language ability (or French for francophone colleges). Each college will let you know their specific requirements but generally it will be equivalent to Grade 10 English.

In addition, you should:

  • Have an interest in working with older adults and other people requiring assistance
  • Be able to communicate effectively and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Be friendly, flexible, and able to provide warm encouragement
  • Have regular access to a PC or MAC computer with an internet connection and recent versions of Google Chrome or Internet Explorer installed
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Have access to transportation for work placement(s)
  • Be available to work shifts (evenings/nights/weekends)
  • Be physically able to stand/walk with some bending, twisting, and lifting

There are some requirements as part of the workplace. This will be different from employer to employer but all students will be required to have:

  • A criminal background check with vulnerable sectors
  • Updated immunizations
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