St. Lawrence College

Personal Support Worker

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Brockville, and Cornwall campuses
Field of Study:Health Aide
Description:This Ontario College Certificate program prepares students to provide personal care and support services to individuals and families. Responsibilities of the Personal Support Worker may include assisting with home management, facilitating social and recreational activities, and promoting health and well-being with clients from all ages of the lifespan.

The program has been developed to meet the standards published by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. These standards reflect the increased pre-employment education and training required by Personal Support Worker graduates entering the increasingly diverse health and social care environment.

Personal Support Workers are unregulated health care providers. They work as a member of the care and support team under the supervision of a regulated health professional or supervisor, or in the supported independent living environment, under the direction of the client.
URL:Personal Support Worker at St. Lawrence College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,482
International: $14,443

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

The health of each applicant accepted into the program must be such they can successfully meet the demands of the program, including clinical practice which involves physically strenuous activity such as repetitive bending and lifting; walking and standing, and fine motor coordination.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Current CPR -Level HCP (with AED) and Standard First Aid (both certifications must remain current for the duration of the program). ◾Students are not permitted to attend clini¬≠cal practice if immunization, CPR, First Aid, and security clearance requirements are outstanding.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 18, 2015