PeopleWorx: opportunity for more

All PeopleWorx work sites, Coldbrook, Middleton and Annapolis Royal, will be closed for the Canada Day Holiday - Monday July 1, 2019. Posted June 24, 2019.


Continuing Care Assistant Program


Our Continuing Care Assistants are health care professionals who are committed to providing compassionate and ethical care to support individuals of all ages, in a variety of practice settings, for the purpose of promoting holistic well-being. They are front line members of a collaborative health care team working together with a shared goal of enriching quality of life in their communities. Employment settings can include long term care facilities, small option homes, community residences, residential care facilities and hospitals.

To practice as a CCA in Nova Scotia, an individual must be a graduate of a recognized CCA Program delivered by a licensed education provider and successfully pass the Nova Scotia CCA Certification Exam. PeopleWorx is a registered Private Career College and our CCA program is delivered in accordance with current NS CCA Curriculum Standards and involves theory and practice through the use of classroom, laboratory, and clinical placements. Our program offers a unique, blended, approach to training that combines technical, employability and essential skills. We place high importance on the personal and professional development of our students; as a result we have added supplemental training to the curriculum in areas such as self-awareness, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and healthy lifestyles and relationships.


Employment Prospects: 

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “good”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is better than average when compared to other occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a fairly large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities occur fairly regularly. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, which will provide additional opportunities for employment. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Continuing Care Assistants and Other Health Support Workers most commonly work full-time hours. 

The median employment income for 57% of Continuing Care Assistants and Other Health Support Workers who worked full-time, year-round in 2010 was $33,273. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2011 National Household Survey)

Occupation Estimated employment in 2011 Estimated change in employment between 2015 and 2017 Estimated openings due to growth and retirements, 2015-2017 Estimated rate of unemployment in 2014 Estimated hourly earnings in 2015 (learn more)

Estimated annual earnings in 2010

Continuing Care Assistants and Other Health Support Workers 5,300

Strong Growth

1,158 Low

Minimum: $15.14
Median: $17.65
Maximum: $20.31

Minimum: $10,560
Median: $27,740
Maximum: $39,193

Occupations in Health 32,750 Moderate Growth 3,921 Low Minimum: $16.00
Median: $25.00
Maximum: $40.00
Minimum: $13,778
Median: $44,597
Maximum: $86,064

Provincial Occupation Information: 

PeopleWorx operates as a private career college within the Province of Nova Scotia, PCC registration number 712016.


Who are we looking for?

Fabulous people who:


Entry Requirements

Applicants to the PeopleWorx CCA program must meet the following minimum, provincial, admission requirements:


Admission Process

To be considered for a program seat, all applicants are required to:

Please note: Final approval and seat allocation is made by way of Employer Selection Panel or Program Selection Committee. 


Program Content

Included in 518 hours of in-class and laboratory instruction, course of study includes the following Modules:

  1. Introduction to the CCA Program and the Health Care Sector
  2. CCA Professional Development
  3. Communication in the Care Setting
  4. Documentation and Technology in the Care Setting
  5. Environmental Safety
  6. Body Mechanics
  7. Care Setting Management
  8. Growth and Development
  9. Body Structure, Function & Related Health Issues
  10. Personal Care
  11. Nutrition and Meal Preparation
  12. Mental Health and Social Issues
  13. Medication Awareness


Provincially required certifications acquired during this program include:


Clinical Placements

Placements are a total of 330 hours of work place (practicum) experience and provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate program outcomes and that they are safe to practice their roles within a variety of settings including nursing homes, home care, acute care, or other approved care settings. Placements are arranged by the education provider.

4 Placements include:

1. Skills Development - 110 hours in licensed Long Term Care Facility under direct supervision of RN

2. Home Support Mentorship - 80 hours with home support agency (VON)

3. Long Term Care Mentorship - 80 hours in licensed Long Term Care Facility

4. Open Mentorship - 60 hours in one or more of the following approved provincial settings:  Acute Care facility; Home Support agency; Licenced Long Term Care Facility; and/or an alternate, approved, care setting.


Specialized Supports

Given the nature of this program and provincial program guidelines, accommodations may be limited.  However, if you require accommodation due to a disability affecting vision, hearing, learning, mental or physical health, you must self- disclose during the admission process and provide relevant documentation.



Most programs are currently offered tuition free

PeopleWorx is registered as a private career college with the Province of Nova Scotia, PCC 712016.  Students may be eligible for a student loan. Contact for more information.


General Program Requirements

What to do next

For more information,

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Available at these PeopleWorx locations:

Funded under the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Agreement

  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Nova Scotia

Privacy Policy

During the course of providing programs and services, PeopleWorx acquires and maintains certain personal information about individuals who access, or apply for access to, these programs and services.  This document is an outline of the privacy protection practices PeopleWorx has adopted to continue to meet federally legislated requirements.

What is personal information?

Personal information is any information that identifies an individual.  In the case of PeopleWorx, this information may include:  name, date of birth, social insurance number, address and phone number, and employment history, as well as marital, educational, medical and financial information.

How is this information used?

The personal information gathered is necessary for PeopleWorx to provide programs and services appropriate to the needs of an individual.  It is also used to provide statistical information to agencies providing funding for our programs and services.  In some instances, information may be shared with agencies providing supports or subsidies to program participants.

Who has access to this information?

Members of PeopleWorx’ staff have access to information relevant to their duties as they relate to providing programs and services.  Individuals whose personal information is maintained by PeopleWorx, may access this information to the extent that it does not infringe upon the privacy of other individuals. 

An individual’s personal information will only be released to individuals or agencies outside PeopleWorx with their consent, and then, only the specified information will be released.  Some situations that could require release of personal information are:

We do not provide or sell personal information to any organization or company for the purpose of marketing or solicitation.

How long is this information kept?

Personal information gathered is maintained as long as an individual regularly accesses PeopleWorx’ programs and services, and for a period of five years from the date the individual last accesses those programs and services.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.