Canada invests $23.2M in PSW training through CICan

December 8, 2020
The Government of Canada has announced that it will provide $23.2M in funding to Colleges and Institutes Canada to develop an online program that will train around 4,000 personal support worker interns. This program is designed to address the shortage of PSWs, which has increased during COVID-19. The accelerated online program will feature six weeks of online training and a four-month WIL placement. The interns will receive on-the-job training providing support to staff in long-term care or home care environments. The program will be offered at no cost to students. CICan (National)