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Personal Support Worker

Are you interested in becoming a PSW?
2020 Information Sessions are starting soon and you can even earn your high school diploma while completing the UGDSB PSW Program!

Information Session Dates:

  • Wednesday, February 5th – 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 20th – 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 25th – 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 4th – 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Each session will be held at the Tytler Centre for Continuing Education located at 131 Ontario Street, Guelph

Tel: 519-836-7280
Email: [email protected]

PWS Poster


Program Location: Tytler Centre for Continuing Education, 131 Ontario, Guelph, ON
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, uniforms, books
*Payment installment plan available for 7 months

Financial assistance may be available to:

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


March through August (most spots filled by June)
To Register:

*Letters of conditional acceptance mailed late June

Prerequisites before start date:

Continuing Education Info Card (PDF)