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Become a Continuing Care Assistant

Become a Continuing Care Assistant

Bursaries available


Continuing Care

Continuing Care Assistants are in demand

Nova Scotia needs Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) to meet rising demand in the province. If you are a caring, compassionate person wanting to enhance lives and communities, there are many opportunities for fulfilling employment as a CCA in a variety of private or clinical settings, such as:

  • Client homes
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home support agencies
  • Acute care facilities

Enrol in NSCC's Continuing Care program

NSCC's Continuing Care program provides the training you need to earn your certificate and be work-ready in 18 months.

  • You develop the skills, knowledge and competence needed to provide respectful and ethical care to vulnerable citizens in your community.
  • Learn in the classroom and on the job – in addition to your class studies, you complete placements in long-term care/home support environments.

View program details.

Get funding towards tuition and program costs

The province of Nova Scotia is awarding Continuing Care Assistant bursaries to students enrolled in the Continuing Care program and who are in financial need. Preference will be given to students self-identifying in an underrepresented group. 

How to apply for funding
View information on how to apply to Continuing Care – once you receive confirmation that your program application has been received, you're eligible to apply for the Continuing Care Assistant Bursary. Deadline for the CCA bursary application is June 15, 2021.

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