Long-term Care Home Assistant

Please note:

This is a tuition-free program. Applicants will be required to complete an assessment to determine suitability. Please see below to learn more about the minimum requirements to apply.

If you would like to learn more about the program before applying, attend one of our virtual information sessions:

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2-3 p.m., ET
  • Thursday, May 18, 9-10 a.m., ET
  • Wednesday, May 24, 10-11 a.m., ET
  • Wednesday, June 7, 10-11 a.m., ET
  • Wednesday, June 21, 5-6 p.m., ET
  • Wednesday, June 28, 10-11 a.m., ET
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2-3 p.m., ET

To attend: Please complete the registration form in advance of attending the Zoom information session.

About the program

The Long-term Care Home Assistant program prepares students with the fundamental concepts, skills, and competencies necessary to succeed in entry-level jobs within long-term care homes, retirement homes, and related healthcare settings. Through this fully online program, students can also have a first-hand college experience and the opportunity to explore further education and training opportunities.

Understanding the value of person-centered care, as well as the skills needed for Infection, Prevention, and Control (IPAC), food service, protective equipment, housekeeping, and laundry are key learning outcomes.

The program runs for 5 weeks with 12 hours of learning each week. Upon successful completion of the courses, students will earn their Long-term care Home Assistant micro-credential. Students enrolled in this program also have the option to opt for the Food Safety Training course, to obtain a Food Handlers certification.

The next program start dates are:

  • May 23, 2023
  • July 24, 2023
  • September 11, 2023
  • October 23, 2023
  • January 8, 2024

Admission requirements

To apply for this program, you must be:

  • an Ontario resident
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (some exceptions might apply)
  • at least 19 years of age (some exceptions might apply)
  • proficient in English (minimum CLB 6 or equivalent)

Important note: To participate in this program, students must have a reliable Internet connection and access to a device (laptop or desktop).


If you would like to apply, or have any questions about the program, please contact scostagaray@conestogac.on.ca.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.