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The Health Care Aide Challenge program is a certification process for uncertified Health Care Aides in Canada with directly related work experience. Other qualifying candidates include foreign-trained nurses and other health care professionals with similar experience.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • winnipeg
  • brandon
  • calgary
  • edmonton
  • online

Why Robertson College winnipeg?

In order to qualify for the Health Care Aide Challenge program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have 1200 hours of work experience within the past 24 months as an uncertified Health Care Aide in Canada or as a foreign-trained nurse;
  • Demonstrate proof of English language proficiency
  • Have an updated resume
  • Have a completed employer form from your current employer stating hours and detailed job description

If you are applying as a foreign-trained nurse, please note that the college will require a copy of your degree as not all foreign nursing programs are accepted.  For more information, please make an appointment with one of our Career Counsellors.

This program is available during the day, on weekends and in the evenings. 

Health Care Aide Challenge Program Practicum

A two-week practicum is included for foreign-trained nurses going through the challenge program. There is no practicum required for individuals already working in hospitals or personal care homes in Manitoba.

what you could be earning in less than one year$27,040 - $37,440wage data taken from:
program duration13 Weeks

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Application Process

If English is your first language:

  1. Applicants must make an appointment to write an entrane test or provide documentation of high school diploma
  2. Applicants must have a completed application form

If English is your second language:

  1. Applicants must provide to the college one of the following:
    • A Canadian high school diploma
    • Proof of English proficiency test (Ex. CLB, IELTS, TOEFL or similar. See below for additional information on what is acceptable)
  2. Applicants must have a completed application form

CLB: 6(L), 6(S), 6(R), 5W
IELTS: 4.0 - 5.0
TOEFL: 41 - 60

Other Requirements:

  • Copy of Photo ID & Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Current Criminal Records check with vulnerable sector search
  • Up to date immunizations

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