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25% of British Columbians will be over the age of 65 in just 15 years, here’s why that matters

It’s expected that British Columbia will need to fulfill 6,000 Health Care Assistant positions over the next decade.
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The demand for Health Care Assistants in B.C. continues to grow as 25% of the province’s population will be over the age of 65 in just 15 years. As a result, the Ministry of Health has made it easier for individuals across Canada to become a Health Care Assistant (HCA) in B.C., which presents incredible employment opportunities for those looking for a stable, meaningful career with high pay and flexible hours.

Health Care Assistants provide personal support services for seniors, people with a disability and people with acute or chronic illnesses. They work in a variety of settings, including home support, assisted living and long-term care homes. Health care assistants are also known as care aides, community health workers, personal support workers and other titles. It’s a career that opens doors to other healthcare professions and opportunities, making it a fantastic first step for those interested in healthcare.

Best of all, being an HCA directly impacts and improves the lives of those around you, every single day.
 
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It's expected that the province will need to fulfill 6,000 Health Care Assistant positions in the next decade. In British Columbia, you can actually complete your training, register, and start working as a Health Care Assistant in less than a year. The BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry maintains a comprehensive list of every public and private institution in BC that offers a recognized Health Care Assistant program. You can view an online map of training schools close to you HERE.

If you already work as an HCA in another province, please note; existing Health Care Assistants living in other provinces no longer need to live in B.C. before applying to the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. Furthermore, eligible applicants will not be required to take the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS). This will make it easier and more affordable for Health Care Assistants to be registered to work in the province.

If you want to make a difference in your community, a real tangible difference, consider becoming a Health Care Assistant in British Columbia today.

To learn more, visit Choose2Care.ca

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