Program Overview

Gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to provide standardized care to the elderly, to persons with disabilities and to people recovering from illnesses or injuries. Learn how to apply your new skills in public settings such as provincial long-term care facilities and in privately managed personal care homes.

Now more than ever, public and private healthcare facilities across the province are looking for qualified healthcare workers to meet their growing demand.

  • With NL’s aging population, the province will need hundreds of additional PCAs over the next 3-5 years.
  • You’ll be prepared to apply your new skills in government-run facilities or privately managed personal care homes in the province
  • You’ll become a respected member of the community, fulfilling an essential role in Canada’s health care system

Enroll at Keyin College and in 45 weeks you could receive your diploma and be working in the healthcare field as a Personal Care Attendant!

Get started on your application today and change your future for tomorrow!

Personal Care Attendant Courses

  • Foundations for Practice
  • Essentials for Communication & Documentation
  • Workplace Safety
  • Understanding Aging, Delirium, and Dementia
  • End of Life Care
  • Fundamentals I: Care Basics
  • Fundamentals II: Body Systems Approach to Care
  • Basic Concepts for Medication Awareness
  • Personal and Career Development Seminars
  • Mental Health Concepts
  • Introduction to Canadian Health Care
  • Therapeutic and Professional Communication
  • Cultural Competency
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Technology
  • Medical Software Training
  • Elderly Care
  • Dementia Care
  • Clinical Placements
  • Work Term


PELMO International

In addition to carrying out the International Application Interview for PCA applicants, PELMO also delivers English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum and student support during the PCA Program.

In the healthcare industry, clear communication is essential to help prevent miscommunication that can result in serious errors. As the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has more dialects per capita than anywhere else in the world, sometimes the people who are from here can be challenging to understand.

Even native English speakers from other parts of Canada have difficulty understanding us! PELMO provides ESL instruction during the International PCA Program that will empower students with the knowledge and confidence to communicate effectively with the patients and staff during the 15 weeks of clinical practice and thereafter.

Click here to complete the interview application process.