A paid work and training initiative for individuals seeking an entry point to employment in health care.

The Health Career Access Program (HCAP) provides a path for applicants with no health care experience to get hired and receive paid employer-sponsored health care assistant training as part of their employment.

The goals of HCAP are to:

  1. Increase number of health care assistants working in British Columbia to address workforce shortages in long-term care, assisted living and home support.
  2. Remove financial barriers to health care assistant education.

New hires start as a health care support worker providing non-direct, non-clinical care at a long-term care, assisted living facility or in the community and engage in paid training to work as a health care assistant or community health worker upon successful completion of the program.

This program is provided in partnership with the Ministry of Health. 

Interested in applying? Start your HCAP application today.