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Are you interested in starting a career in health care, getting paid to go to school, and knowing you’ll have a job after you graduate? Then the Health Career Access Program (HCAP) at Providence Living is the place for you to learn and grow! 

What is the HCAP Program?

The Health Career Access Program (HCAP) provides a path for applicants with no health care experience to get hired and receive paid employer-sponsored health care assistant training as part of their employment. HCAP is a new entry-level opportunity for people interested in joining the healthcare sector as a Care Aide.

The goals of HCAP are to:

  1. Increase number of health care assistants working in British Columbia to address workforce shortages in long-term care, assisted living and home support.
  2. Remove financial barriers to health care assistant education.

New hires start as a health care support worker providing non-direct, non-clinical care at a long-term care, assisted living facility or in the community and engage in paid training to work as a health care assistant or community health worker upon successful completion of the program. Please note that upon completion of the program there is a return of service commitment of a minimum of one (1) year with Providence Living .

This program is provided in partnership with the Ministry of Health. Learn more about the HCAP program from the Government of B.C.

Learn more what a typical day in the life of a HCA would look like by reading the poster below.