Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University
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Health Care Assistant


Gain the training to effectively provide hands-on care and support the physical, emotional, environmental and social needs of older adults. In the 27-week HCA program you will apply what you learn in care facilities, assisted living facilities and private homes in the community.


There is an ever increasing need for health care assistants to help older adults in residential care facilities, assisted living facilities and in clients' private homes.

Admission Requirements

Limited Admission

  • Grade 11 minimum (or equivalent)
  • English 11 73% (B or equivalent)
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international applicants who are non-native English speakers will need to take a standardized proficiency assessment to confirm communicative competency in all four language skills areas (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Please contact or 250.828.5036 for more information.

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Phone: 250-828-5036