This program is designed to prepare learners for entry into healthcare support jobs such as: Healthcare Aide, Support Services Aide, Dietary Aide, Orderly, Patient Care Aide, Recreation Aide, etc.

The program is also suitable for preparing learners for further education and training opportunities in healthcare support occupations such as: Social Service Worker–Gerontology, PSW, Clinical Assistant, LTC Cook Apprenticeship, LTC Administrative Assistant, OT/PT Assistant, Recreation-Gerontology, etc.

  • Learn valuable industry knowledge and build essential skills for healthcare employment
  • Tuition FREE, Part-time: 5-week program, Tuesday & Wednesday mornings, in Milton
  • Instructor-led, in-person classes
  • Opportunity to earn FREE Certificates and build your Employment Portfolio:
    • Eating Assistance
    • Credible Sources for Health Information
    • Person-Centered Language
    • Caring for Persons with Dementia
    • Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC)
    • First Aid/CPR
    • Safe Food Handler & more…

Suitable for:  Individuals age 19+ with an interest in working in a healthcare support role

Fees:  Tuition is FREE.


  • Ontario resident
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number
  • ESL learners must have a minimum CLB level 5+/6
  • Able to commit to the entire duration of the 5-week program
  • Basic computer knowledge (Internet, email)
Caregiver in medical mask helping senior woman to move with help of walker
Nurse giving tray with food to senior patient in hospital ward. Medical assisting

Next session: Tuesdays and Wednesdays  9 am - 1 pm, May 7 - May 29, 2024.

Funded in part by:

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.