Nova Scotia  Continuing Care Assistant

Nova Scotia Continuing Care Assistant

Nova Scotia CCA & PSW schools, job sources and information

The provincial designation for the industry is CCA (Continuing Care Assistant). The program was created within the province in 2000, combining previous destinations such as PCW, HSW & HHP.

The certification process is different than other provinces. Various community & private colleges hold courses, as well as privately held (licensed) employers such as nursing homes.

The certification itself is regulated by the HANS (Health Association of Nova Scotia), and consists of 500+ hours of theory plus 300+ hours of practical in-field placement.

Successful completion of certification allows graduates to work within health care settings such as long-term care facilities.

(For more information on standard personal support worker course information, job duties, etc please visit any of our links, included in the pages sidebar)


CBBC – Cape Berton

Centre for Health Studies – Halifax

RJF Health Care (Halifax)

Eastern College (Halifax, Dartmouth)

New Dawn – Sydney


Locations: Bridgewater, Dartmouth, Kentville, Lawerncetown, Port Hawkesbury, Shelburne, Springhill, Stellarton, Sydney, Truro, Yarmouth

Employment Sources

Kijiji Nova Scotia

Kijiji Halifax

Job Bank, term ‘personal support worker’

Job Bank, term ‘Continuing Care Assistant’

The Job Board

Job Press