CCA Career

Admission Requirements

  • Education Admission Requirements
  • Have a grade 12 certificate, a GED equivalent to grade 12, or be a mature student:
    • Mature students must:
      • Be at least 19 years of age
      • Have been out of school for at least one year
  • Demonstrate the necessary numeracy and literacy skills through a documented assessment process, such as a Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or a Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES)
  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check indicating no criminal conviction (dated less than 6 months old as of the program start date)
  • Must be capable of performing all job requirements, including physically demanding tasks.
  • Have acceptable transportation to the placement site.
  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in the language the program is delivered in — French or English. Proficiency means, for example, at least Level 8 of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) tool.
  • Have/obtain basic computer literacy skills before skills development placement — basic skills in word processing, checking, and sending email, basic web browsing skills.

Enroll in a Recognized Program

The CCA Program is available through licensed educational institutions.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Program

RPL Program helps you get credit for the significant care-related on-the-job training, formal education, and life experiences you already have.

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