As the health care system in Canada evolves, the demand for personal support workers is increasing in health care facilities, retirement homes and home care settings.

The personal support worker assists clients with daily living needs including personal care, meals and household management.

Students are provided with the knowledge and skills to observe and respond appropriately while working in this profession. 

Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care Certificate,  Gentle Persuasive Approaches Certificate and Non-violent Crisis Intervention are offered in this program.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning program. See technology requirements.


This is a Textbooks for All program. To learn more about Lambton College's Textbooks for All initiative, visit our Mobile Learning section.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For all other admission requirements applicants must complete the required course(s) as listed above. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Personal Support Workers are employed in community home care, long-term care homes and hospitals. They work under the supervision of professionals according to a plan of care.

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