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Health Care Assistant Diploma Program

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Licensed Profession

Become licensed in only 32 weeks.

Recognized the BC Care Aide

The Health Care Assistant program delivered by Edison College is recognized by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry, all program graduates are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.

Funding and Scholarships

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, Edison College Canada is giving away a $5,000 scholarship to every student starting a program in 2023.

Licensed Profession

Smaller class sizes and a focused curriculum helps students achieve more in less time.

The Edison Edge

Health Care Assistant Diploma Program

  • Online or In-person Classes
  • Licensed in only 32 weeks
  • Accredited
  • Funding and Scholarships Available
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A comprehensive 30 week diploma that is recognized by the BC Care Aid Registry.

Accreditation & Designation


Edison College Canada is approved by StudentAid British Columbia (SABC), which enables our students to apply for student loans and grants for all our programs. Our student loan repayment rate is at an enviable 93.2%.


Edison College Canada is a proud recipient of the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) from the government of British Columbia. This prestigious designation is conferred by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training to colleges that "meet or exceed institutional quality assurance standards set by the province of British Columbia". Our DLI designation also allows for international students to enroll in our programs.


Edison College Canada is an accredited post-secondary institution under the governance of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training of BC, as designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the ministry.



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Online & In-Person

Hybrid Delivery - Online and In-person, In person classes are taught at our downtown Victoria location.

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* How long does it take to complete the Healthcare Assistant Program at Edison College?

The program is designed to be completed in just 32 weeks, allowing you to become licensed as a Healthcare Assistant in a relatively short period of time.

* What are the class sizes like for the Healthcare Assistant Program?

To ensure personalized attention and effective learning, class sizes for the Healthcare Assistant Program are limited to 20 students.

* How is the Healthcare Assistant Program delivered?

The program is delivered through a hybrid approach, combining online and in-person components. This delivery method provides flexibility while ensuring that you gain practical hands-on experience.

* Which organizations is the program affiliated with for the practicum?

The Healthcare Assistant Program at Edison College is affiliated with Trillium and Amica Senior Lifestyles. This affiliation provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience during your practicum and prepare you to excel in your career.

* Are there any specific career opportunities available after completing the program?

Graduates of the Healthcare Assistant Program have diverse career opportunities in various settings, including complex care facilities, acute care hospitals, home support, assisted living facilities, group homes, and adult day care centers. The program equips you with the necessary skills to work in these environments.

* Is the Healthcare Assistant Program recognized and licensed?

Yes, the Healthcare Assistant Program at Edison College is recognized by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry and has been reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Post Secondary Education and Future Skills. Upon completing the program, graduates are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.

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