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Université de Saint-Boniface Health Care Aide Certificate
Université de Saint-Boniface

Health Care Aide Certificate

Winnipeg, Canada

5 Months


Part time

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CAD 12,995 / per year *


* Program reserved for Canadian citizens and permanent residents only.


Do you like taking care of people? Are you dynamic and want to get a job quickly? Choose our health care aide certificate without hesitation!

Our healthcare students come from all over the world and represent all age groups! Thanks to a health care aide certificate, you will be able to offer daily care in long-term care centers, old people's homes or hospitals. Your emotional support will be important!


5 month program. Leads to obtaining a health care aide certificate.

Program overview

This program teaches you how to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of patients in their daily lives. It has 315 hours of lessons and 280 hours of internship. All teaching is given in French, in an ultramodern room which imitates the hospital environment. It's unique in Canada!

Examples of subjects studied during the lessons:

  • Daily care (travel, clothing, meals, hygiene, etc.)
  • Psychological help
  • Extended care
  • Safety in the workplace
  • Home Care
  • Cultural diversity
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Growth and development, including gerontology

The school has two admissions: one in September for all programs and one in January for university programs only. However, between May 1, 2022 and July 1, 2022, Canadians will still be able to register for the start of the September re-entry, while internationals will have to wait until the next re-entry, either in January 2023 or September 2023, according to their program.

Practical training

Two internships (total of 280 hours) are planned in the program. This will give you a good idea of what to expect in the world of work!

Additional information

If you did not go to school in Canada, you will need to take an English test to be admitted to the program.

Bilingual health care assistants are in high demand in Manitoba. Get a rewarding and caring job!

For grade 12 students, there is a “dual recognition” program.

Get your health care aide certificate AND four high school credits.

Other bonus certificates!

At the end of this program, you get your health care aide certificate, but also two other valuable certificates: a certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR level C) and certification in the provincial violence prevention program.

Continuing Studies

You can return to Université de Saint-Boniface at any time to begin a two-year diploma in practical nursing or a four-year bachelor's degree in nursing.

Job opportunities

Health care aides typically find work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home care and community organizations
  • Seniors' residences
  • Home care (once the necessary experience is acquired)

Note: open only to Canadian citizens and permanent residents


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