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Continuing Care Assistant Progressive Education

About the Program

Learn the skills to become a registered Continuing Care Assistant in Nova Scotia. You will be trained in how to provide long-term care assistance to the aging community. Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) are highly sought after in Nova Scotia and remain one of the fastest-growing fields in health care. This is mainly due to the rise of the Canadian aging population. Canadians are now living longer lives than previous generations and the demand for care workers is also increasing.

Our Continuing Care Assistant – Progressive Education Program (CCA – PE), is a great way to put your learning into practice early on in this ‘Work and Learn’ program.  Starting from week 12 of this unique program, students will attend classes virtually three days a week and work two days a week in the continuing care sector.

We are currently working with placement opportunities at the following locations. We are continuously expanding our partnerships and adding new locations. Let us know which facility you are interested in your community.

  • Shannex Incorporated, Halifax Region
  • Harbour View Lodge Continuing Care Centre, Musquodoboit Valley Region
  • Conway Workshop Association, Western Region – Digby
  • Tideview Terrace, Conway
  • Mountain & Meadows Care Group, Bridgetown
  • Braeside Home for Special Care, Musquodoboit Valley
  • Digby Clare Home Support Agency, Weymouth

Right now you can take advantage of free tuition for the Continuing Care Assistant – Progressive Education program which is being funded by the Seniors and Long-Term Care division of the Nova Scotia Government. You must be a Canadian permanent resident or citizen to qualify for free tuition.

Join our FREE Information Session where we’ll discuss opportunities, and cover various topics related to your application. 

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Career Opportunities

As a Continuing Care Assistant graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Continuing Care Assistant, Care Team Assistant, Home Support Worker, Home Care Worker, and Personal Care Worker.

Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

  • Shannex
  • Northwood Homecare Limited
  • Mountain Lea Lodge
  • MacLeod Annapolis Royal
  • Grace Haven
  • Shoreham Village
  • Gem Healthcare Group
  • Hillside Pines
  • North Queens Nursing Home
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