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PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKERApply Here For The Personal Support Worker Program.

Type: Ontario College Certificate

Length: 8 Months

Partner: Canadore College

Delivery: Hybrid, Virtual online and on location

Next Intake: Winter 2023 (Tyendinaga), Fall 2023 (Rama)

Tuition: *Funded by the Government of Ontario

* Registered students will also receive 265 hours of paid work experience. 

OverviewStudiesCareer OpportunitesCurriculumAdmission Requirements

FNTI’s PSW program will be delivered in a hybrid format, with flexibility for family and work. Theory classes will be virtual, and lab and clinical components will be in-person at a long-term care facility associated with the delivery location. Students can expect 3 days a week full-time, facilitated learning and 2 days a week self-directed.


This program trains students to offer personal care and home management services to clients in  community or institutional settings. Personal support workers provide services to clients with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges. Learn hands-on in the classroom, on community placements and in the home environment simulation lab equipped with high-end fidelity audio/visual equipment and interactive mannequins. PSWs are highly sought after as health care providers, working collaboratively as part of the health care team or in a supported independent living environment.


  • Nutritional menu planning
  • Clinical and community care (hospital and long-term care)
  • Simulation and lab work
  • Diseases and pharmacology
  • Patient client home care



  • Long-term care facilities
  • Community/home care
  • Hospitals
  • Hospice 



Click HERE for the full list of courses. 

All students will complete mandatory in-person clinical community placement to support virtual classroom learning. All in-person learning and clinical components will take place in Tyendinaga. 

*Click HERE for a sample delivery week schedule. 



OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U.

In order to complete the mandatory clinical placement component of the PSW program, you will be required to show proof of vaccination (including current Covid protocol, Hepatitis-B, and Varicella), a clear Tuberculosis test, as well as a clear vulnerable sector screening police check.

*We also have mature student testing, and credit equivalency. Contact us at recruitment@fnti.net to learn more!




For more information contact Recruitment 1.800.267.0637, ext.156 or email us: recruitment@fnti.net