NB announces it will cover full tuition for those studying to be PSWs, HSCs

August 10, 2021
The Government of New Brunswick has announced that it has changed its guidelines to allow WorkingNB clients to pursue programs as personal support workers (PSW) or human services counsellors (HSC) at no cost. The changes come as part of NB’s effort to reduce the shortage of PSWs and HSCs in the province. WorkingNB clients will be eligible to have their tuition fully covered, as well as to potentially receive support to cover transportation, childcare, and living allowances. “We need to do everything we can to provide care for our most vulnerable residents,” said NB Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder. “By making these changes, we are confident more New Brunswickers will be encouraged to choose a career in these occupations, while also addressing one of the province’s most critical labour needs.” NB | CBC (NB)