To be eligible for the HCA PLAR, students must provide proof of the following: Previous employment, including a job description, totaling 600+ hours within the past three years as an HCA or personal care provider; English Language Proficiency requirement; completion of the Self-Audit PLAR Candidate Guide. Resume including dates of work experience as a health care aide or in a related job position as well as supportive education certificates (e.g., workshops taken, CPR, First Aide, etc.).
Letters of recommendations from current employer and/or letters of reference outlining the candidates suitability for the PLAR process.
A clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check must be submitted upon acceptance to the program. The Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check must have been obtained within the 90 days of presenting proof to the Program. Presence of an unclear Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Check may impede your ability to complete the practicum required for successful completion of the program and may be a barrier in securing employment as a HCA after graduation. Applicants are required to be fit for practice in the various capacities of the role. The applicant must be in good physical, emotional and psychological health. An up-to-date Immunization Record must be submitted prior to the practicum placement. Proof of current Canadian Heart and Stroke CPR certification for Health Care Providers must be submitted prior to the practicum.