SkillsAdvance Ontario: Personal Support Worker Training

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Free credit course. Job Opportunity. Apply today. 

This is a SkillsAdvance Ontario project funded by Employment Ontario to train people with the technical, essential and employability skills needed in the Community and Long-Term Care sector. 

Participate in the Foundations 1: Personal Support Worker credit course from Mohawk’s PSW diploma program. Develop employment skills through workshops with an Employment Consultant. Work with a Job Developer to prepare you for interviews, at the end of the 12-week course. Access ongoing employment support.


How to apply

This is a competitive program with a two-step application process. 

  1. Complete a pre-assessment survey
  2. Interview with the City School team to assess eligibility

If admitted into the program, you must be able to pass a Vulnerable Sector Screening criminal background check. In preparation interviews, with employers, you will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 swab test and a TB skin test (step one). We will cover the costs of these items, but they are required for employment with our industry partners. If these may be a barrier for you, please check out our other City School courses.


What you'll learn

  • Determine the role of the PSW in caring for families or individuals within a family. 
  • Explore safe practise guidelines in relation to infection control, body mechanics and the moving/positioning of clients. 
  • Develop effective communication strategies to employ when working with clients and as a member of the inter-professional health team. 
  • Enhance your employability skills through career-specific workshops and prepare for a career in community and long term care.



  • Learn about PSW diploma options, including continuing education 
  • Explore pathways directly into employment with the support of an Employment Consultant and Job Developer 


Participant eligibility and suitability

The SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO) is accepting to those who meet the following criteria until the cohort reaches capacity: 

  • An interest in a career at a Personal Support Worker 
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada 
  • Unemployed or working less than 20-hours per week 
  • Not enrolled in full-time education 
  • 18 years old or over 


Online course recommendations

Broadband Internet connection, desktop or laptop computer (tablet is acceptable), basic computer skills (web browsing & email). 



Phone: 905-575-2489

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