Personal Support Worker


What Does The PSW Program Offer?

Personal Support Workers are in high demand! After finishing the 10 month or 6 month accelerated Personal Support Worker (PSW) program, students will be able to work in a variety of settings, such as long-term care homes, hospitals and retirement homes, supportive living, and home care environments.  Are you ready to enter this rewarding career? Please review our PSW Eligibility and Next Steps, and Frequently asked questions.

Program Details: 2 Options  

6-month Accelerated, Hybrid Option 

  • 2 weeknights plus every other weekend for placement in addition to self-guided study 
  • Combination of synchronous, asynchronous, in-class, and placements 
  • Class time is 5pm-10pm 2 weeknights  
  • Placements are full days every other weekend; clinical placements are 6am-2pm 
  • Pick from: 
    • July – December in St. Catharines (Lifetime Learning Centre) 
    • January – June in St. Catharines (Lifetime Learning Centre)                

10-month Day Program Option 

  • Monday-Friday in-class learning – no evenings or weekends! 
  • Class time is 9am-12:45pm 
  • Placements are full days on weekdays; clinical placements are 2 days a week from 6am-2pm 
  • Pick from: 
    • September – June in St. Catharines (Lifetime Learning Centre) 
    • September – June in Niagara Falls (Gate Alliance Church) 
    • February – February with no summer classes in St. Catharines (Lifetime Learning Centre) 

Placements for both options: 

  • Placements in a variety of settings, such as long-term care, homecare, retirement living, adult day programs, schools, and more
  • Clinical placements are 6am-2pm
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Who Should Take This Program

You should take this program if you:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have a strong desire to care for vulnerable people
  • Are looking for a new career
  • Enjoy working with people
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What Can I Do With This Program?

As part of the Personal Support Worker program, you will be able to:

  • Get over 400 hours of hands-on experience
  • Start a new career with a 90% placement rate
  • Earn $23-$29 per hour with lots of opportunities for overtime
  • Earn credits toward your high school diploma


What is a Personal Support Worker (PSW)?

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How Do I Apply?

Please review the PSW Eligibility and Next Steps

To Apply for our PSW program complete the Application Form and send to


This year, the provincial government is subsidizing the cost of the program. A stipend is awarded to graduating students, for a limited time.


St. Catharines
Lifetime Learning Centre
535 Lake St., St. Catharines

Niagara Falls
The Gate Alliance Church, Unit 121
6009 Valley Way, Niagara Falls