Overview of Health Career Access Program
The Health Career Access Program (HCAP) is a paid work and training initiative for individuals seeking an entry point to employment in health. New hires will start as a Health Care Support Worker (HCSW) providing non-direct care at a long-term care, assisted living or home health site and receive paid training to become a Health Care Assistant (HCA) upon successful completion of the program.
The HCAP typically requires six to 12 months of full-time post-secondary education. Through HCAP, the province will pay for your post-secondary education while helping to place you in an entry-level job within the care sector. You are required to sign a 12 month Return of Service Agreement in exchange for this funding.