Become a Continuing Care Assistant
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 residences
- 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.
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 part-time CCA bursary application is January 29, 2021.