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Micro-Credential Health Care Aide

Micro-Credential Health Care Aide Training (training to become uncertified HCA)

In just three weeks (10 days in classroom and five days at practicum) you can be equipped with the skills and knowledge to begin working in a hospital, personal care home or other health care setting. Find your home in our health system by training as an Uncertified Health Care Aide.

  • Training is paid and there are no tuition costs.
  • Positions are available in Interlake-Eastern Health Region.
  • Find out what paid opportunities exist for you.

Learn more about the program please contact:  Ian Magnan, Recruitment and Community Engagement Officer at 204-340-5596 or email: [email protected]

Upskill Training for uncertified HCAs to become certified

Interested in increasing your employment opportunities and salary? Consider becoming certified as a Health Care Aide!

In just 24 weeks of part-time study, you can expand your skills and increase your earning potential while continuing to provide essential support and care for Manitobans.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Grade 12 OR Grade 10 if you are a mature student (19 years of age or older and out of high school for a minimum of one year).
  • English language competency requirements Level 6 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Level 7 CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark).
  • Successful completion of:
    • a 15-day Health Care Aide training program; or
    • a 7-day Health Care Aide micro-credential from Assiniboine Community College, Red River College Polytechnic, or University College of the North; or
    • other approved course that meets the minimum requirements of the 7-day micro-credential as determined by the regional health authority.
  • In order to be eligible for the Assiniboine Community College program, Applicants must have worked a minimum of 300 hours within the last 24 months as an uncertified Health Care Aide.
  • More information on the training program is available here: Comprehensive Health Care Aide Challenge | Assiniboine College

Courses allow flexibility for you to work while you train. Funding is available for eligible uncertified health care aides to complete an approved training program.

To start the application process, visit: Uncertified HCA Bridging Program Applicants – IERHA

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

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