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There is no better time to start your journey to become a Personal Support Worker (PSW).


There are many colleges and secondary schools across western Ontario that offer PSW certificate programs.


These schools commonly offer full-time and accelerated programs that can be completed in anywhere from six months to one year. Part-time programs can be completed in up to two years, meaning that you can learn at the pace that works for you. Many institutions also offer clinical placements so you can enter the job market with PSW experience already on your resumé.


St. Clair (Windsor, Chatham)

Lambton (Sarnia)

Fanshawe (London, St. Thomas, Woodstock)

Conestoga (Kitchener/Doon)

Georgian (Owen Sound)

Boréal* (Windsor)

* Program offered in French.

Secondary Schools

Alexander Mackenzie

Secondary School (Sarnia)

Thames Valley DSB (London)

Upper Grand DSB (Guelph)

Waterloo CDSB (Kitchener, Cambridge)

Check out the map to find a school near you

Ready to get started?

All college applications must be submitted through OntarioColleges.ca. Keep in mind that PSW programs at Ontario colleges require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, and generally require a grade 12 English credit.

You can apply in three easy steps:

Add your program choice, the term you would like to start and provide the documents needed for their admission. Once done, you can submit your application!



Create an account on OntarioColleges.ca. You will need to fill in your personal information, education history, transcription requests and pay a $95 processing fee.

Browse the PSW programs to determine the college program you want to apply for. 


For additional information on how to apply, visit OntarioColleges.ca.