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Personal Support Worker

Are you interested in becoming a PSW?

If you are interested in applying for the 2021 program, sign up for an information session here:  https://forms.gle/adUTi2QcGS9zhPqq7


Guelph Info Sessions North Info Sessions
February 8th @ 6:00 pm February 10th @ 6:00 pm
February 17th @ 6:00 pm February 17th @ 3:00 pm
February 24th @ 6:00 pm February 22nd @ 3:00 pm
  February 22nd @ 6:00 pm


You can earn your high school diploma while completing the Upper Grand DSB PSW Program!

PWS Poster


Program Locations: Guelph and one location in the north of Upper Grand DSB

Length: Sep-Jun, 38 weeks, 25hrs/week

Program Accreditation and Standards: accredited as having met all professional educational requirements

Curriculum: anatomy, physiology, mobility, safety, hygiene, abuse, household management, care planning, cognition, mental health, managing ongoing conditions, assisting with medications, palliative care, interpersonal skills, career education

Clinical Practice: 330 hours

Instructional Staff: Instructor holds Ontario teaching and professional nursing qualifications and clinical instructors are registered with the College of Nurses

Job Success Rate: 85% job placements at private and public long-term care facilities and community care agencies

Wage Range: $15-$22/hr

Benefits: PSW, CPR and First Aid Certificate; Gentle Persuasive Approach Certificate (GPA); marketing skills; employer contacts; work experience; OSSD credits if required


Course Tuition Fee: $1400 includes CPR and First Aid Certification, GPA

Course Materials Fee: $350 includes materials and books
*Payment installment plan available for 7 months

Financial assistance may be available to:

Contact your caseworker or counselor for eligibility requirements. Allow 4-5 weeks for funding approvals.
Program is not eligible for OSAP.


To Register:

Prerequisites before start date:

Further questions?

Phone: (519) 836-7280

Email:  [email protected]

Continuing Education Info Card (PDF)