Public Review – National Occupational Standard (NOS) for Personal Care Providers (PSWs, HCAs, CCAs, RCWs, etc.)

last updated: July 21, 2022

The public review of the national occupational standard for personal care providers* will take place from July 21, 2022 to September 8, 2022.

About the project

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has worked with its members, provinces and territories, employers, workers, and other stakeholders to create a draft of a national occupational standard for personal care providers (PSWs, HCAs, CCAs, RCWs, etc.).

An occupational standard results from a job task analysis of a specific occupation. It is an inventory of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal attributes required for workers to perform proficiently in the role. Following its review and validation from industry stakeholders, it will provide voluntary guidelines to help employers, educators, and job seekers make informed decisions about hiring, skills training, and career choices.

This is the first time that an occupational standard has been created at the national level for this occupation.

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