Enrolment for NS’s CCA programs increase after salary raise

May 13, 2022
Enrolment for continuing care assistant (CCA) programs in Nova Scotia has spiked up after the province announced a 23% increase to CCA salaries, reports CBC. NS Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care Barbara Adams said that a “massive, massive change” has taken place, with 910 people registered for this Fall compared to 300 in the previous year. Graduates of the CCA programs will fill the demand for trained workers in long-term care facilities across the province, which have been unable to reach their full capacity due to staffing issues. NS has been planning and completing long-term care facility projects to increase the number of available beds, which will require staffing. “We are turning the ship around and moving in the right direction, but the key is the staffing,” said Adams. CBC (NS)