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Health Care Assistants (HCAs) in British Columbia have an important and unique role within the health care system, supporting patients in a variety of facilities, including retirement homes, hospices, group homes, and long-term care facilities.

Health Care Assistants

If you enjoy being a caregiver and helping people live their best physical, emotional, and psychological lives, CDI College’s Health Care Assistant diploma program is for you.


HCAs excel at listening and understanding the needs of their clients, including bathing and hygiene, interacting with family members, and assisting with medications.


Hands-on Health Care Assistant Training

To work as an HCA, you also need to hold occupational health and safety certifications. In the Health Care Assistant courses, you’ll complete Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED, WHMIS, and FOODSAFE Level 1.


You’ll also get to test your new skills in two work experience placements – one in assisted living, home support, or a group home, and the other in a complex or multi-level care environment.



The Health Care Assistant program delivered by CDI College is recognized by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry, and program graduates are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.



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This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

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