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:
- Increase number of health care assistants working in British Columbia to address workforce shortages in long-term care and assisted living
- 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 or assisted living facility, and engage in paid training to work as a health care assistant upon successful completion of the program.