Personal Care Attendant


Now more than ever, public and private healthcare facilities across the province are looking for qualified healthcare workers to meet their growing demand. Enroll at Keyin College and in less than 8 months you could receive your diploma and be working in the healthcare field as a Personal Care Attendant.

The Opportunity:

With an ever-increasing need for specialized care and an aging population, regional healthcare authorities, private healthcare operators and others across the province are looking for well-trained people to meet this growing demand. The healthcare sector plays a critical role in our communities. In your new career as a Personal Care Attendant, you could be an essential part of this service.

Come Train with Keyin:

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.

Some of the many topics you’ll study include:

  • Introduction to the Health Care Sector
  • Safe Client/Resident Handling and Movement
  • Body Structure, Function & Related Health Issues
  • Nutrition & Meal Preparation
  • Mental Health & Social Issues
  • Medication Awareness
  • Environmental Safety


Don’t let the pandemic slow down your plans for a great career

Keyin College has been training students to become Personal Care Attendants online throughout the pandemic. Many of these students have now completed their diplomas and are already working in facilities around the province. Take advantage of this downtime to get ahead in your career.

Learn more today

These positions are currently in demand across the province and the salaries are very competitive. Call us today to hear more or fill in the Request More Information Today form for additional information.



Admission and Administration Requirements

Academic Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency (Transcript and/or diploma to be forwarded to the College); Please note:  Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed a Grade 12 English course;
  • Mature students who do not meet the education prerequisites may be considered for admission on an individual basis provided the following conditions are met:
    • Applicants are at least 19 years of age at the time of application;
    • Applicants have been out of school for at least one year;
    • Applicants complete the standardized assessment instrument and obtain the result of high school equivalence on all subtests;
    • Applicants present a certified copy of grades for the highest educational level attained.
Administration Requirements:
  • Completion of Keyin College’s official application form;
  • Application fee of $50 (non-refundable).  It must be noted that this is an additional cost for the processing of your application.
  • International applications are subject to a $250 application processing fee (non-refundable)


Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Provide verification of medical tests and vaccinations, as required by the clinical training site; i.e. TB Testing, Communicable Disease/Immunization Record; and
  • Eastern/Central/Western Health Confirmation Form;
  • Two reference letters supporting entrance into the program;
  • 20 Volunteer service hours within the past two years;
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English at a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of level eight (8);
  • Applicants must complete a one page written personal statement;
  • All forms and documents listed must be received by the college prior to the clinical placement.  If not received, students will not be able to attend classes/start program.


Pre-Clinical Requirements:

  • Provide a current CPR – Basic Rescuer Level C and Standard First Aid certificate from a recognized First Aid/CPR Trainer;
  • Provide a certificate of conduct, including vulnerable sector check;
  • Mask-fit testing.
Personal Care Attendant Courses View
  • Foundations for Practice
  • Essentials for Communication & Documentation
  • Workplace Safety
  • Understanding Aging, Delirium, and Dementia
  • End of Life Care
  • Fundamentals I: Care Basics
  • Fundamentals I: Skills Labs
  • Clinical Practice I
  • Basic Concepts for Medication Awareness
  • Personal Career Development Seminars
  • Mental Health Concepts
  • Fundamentals II: Body Systems Approach to Care
  • Fundamentals II: Skills Labs
  • Clinical Practice II
  • Clinical Preceptorship

Currently offered at the following locations: