Provide care to those who need it most as a Health Care Aide

The demand for Health Care Aides and Health Care providers is strong throughout Canada due to aging and population growth. Health Care Aides provide important assistance to a wide variety of patients including the elderly, injured or disabled persons who require support and care.  Health Care Aides work in hospitals, supportive care facilities, and assisted living housing facilities.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • winnipeg
  • brandon
  • calgary
  • edmonton

Program Highlights

The Robertson College Winnipeg - Health Care Aide program will help you develop the skills and core competencies of a Health Care Aide. You will learn to:

  • Recognize abuse and care for the mental, emotional and physical well-being of your clients
  • Assist with the personal care and hygiene of your clients
  • Prepare meals and manage household activities
  • Help clients dealing with mental health or cognitive impairment
  • Recognize and assist with developmental disabilities, confusion, delirium, dementia and mental health illnesses
  • Promote client well-being in a palliative care setting
  • Transfer clients by using proper transfer and mobility techniques
  • Care for and prevent various types of wounds, infections, and complications
  • Effectively communicate with your clients and their family members
  • Navigate around the health care system and become familiar with different workplace settings

In addition, the program will also help you understand the goals and main responsibilities of the support worker. You will learn about the principles of health care ethics and legislation including your client's rights as well as your rights as a care provider.

long term & continuing care association of manitoba

The Robertson College Winnipeg Health Care Aide program is a member of the Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba. For more information, please visit their website at

Health Care Aide Program Practicum

At the end of your program, you will gain clinical work experience during your 6-week practicum before transitioning into your career. 

what you could be earning in less than one year$27,040 - $37,440wage data taken from:
program duration26 Weeks
  • Gain experience in simulated laboratory settings equipped with Guldermann lifts and client beds
  • Flexible program schedules with classes starting throughout the year
  • Full-time and part-time programs available - choose from day, evening or weekend classes
  • Earn your Emergency First Aid / CPR with AED certification
  • Earn your Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certificate

Career Opportunities

With the number of Manitobans aged 65 and older projected to double by the year 2038, there is an increased demand now for Health Care Aides and Home Care services.

Upon successful completion, graduates of this program will qualify for in-demand positions such as Health Care Aide, Home Care Attendant or Personal Support Worker. Graduates will be eligible for employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, personal care homes, home care and community settings.

Related reading: 

> The Future of Home Care in Manitoba [Report from the Government of Manitoba Health, Seniors, and Active Living released February 2017]

Duties of a Home Care Provider

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